Re: [ksurf] how to switch feet on jibe?
- I finaly just got a Wipica 8.5 to replace my worn foil, and I'm saving for
F-one board but as I started out a surfer and not a windsurfer the tecnique
for switching feet on a jibe is a bit of a mystery to me. Practicing on my
current board just dumps me in the water when I try. Please, any advice
Actually, I would like some advice too because i know what to do with my
feet but not with the kite ! but the biggest secret is to be COMITTED to
the move... this is the same as in windsurfing... Go for it FULL speed and
dont be afraid. This makes it much easier because you have speed that keeps
you balanced and planing
With the feet you take the back foot out and place it on the leeward side
of the board so you can dig the rail in then slide the feet on the board
into the new position AFTER the board is moving the other way... basically
you turn and THEN switch feet. (do both at the same time and you will not
What do you do with the kite ? I dont know... I try to get it above me so
that it doesnt pull me off the board but you want to have some pull so you
can counterbalance yourself. Maybe somebody that has more experience could
give us a tip.
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