Foiling Gybes: Carving Turns - Kite over the Top 34 minutes

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Carving on a foil is silky smooth but to start with can feel pretty unsteady. But it’s one of the most fundamental techniques and when combined with good toeside riding, you can ride endlessly on the foil, stay dry and start exploring the ocean. In this video we’ll help you understand the co-ordination of your kite and foil along with the correct body position what will be vital to staying in control through out the carve. Here we are focused on flying the kite over the top of the window, which is far easier for most kitefoiler before you move on to downloops which we cover in the next video.

Overview

In this video we are going to focus on your first Progressions with the kite flying over the top. In moderate winds, with a medium sized foil:

1. First, we’ll look at the Heelside to Toeside carve, sending the kite over the top and all the fundamental key elements for your kite, bar, body and foil.

2. Then it’s the Toeside to Heelside carve, building on many of the key elements from the previous progression, but focusing on differences that make this carve unique

3. Now you need to focus on linking these two turns together, S-turning downwind. This short progression will set you up with two drills so you can practice all the elements you have learnt.

And remember we are not worrying about any foot changes at this point. We cover this in detail in the Foiling Foot Changes video.

When you’ve got the basic carve worked out then have a go at adding downloops for constant power, something that can be really helpful in lightwinds or when underpowered.

Rider: Danny Morrice | Rob Claisse

Location: Dakhla, Morocco | Langebaan, South Africa | Lefkada, Greece

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Chapters

Introduction
0:00
FP: Heelside to Toeside
4:37
First Run Through
5:49
Key Elements: Kite and Bar
7:30
Where to Start - Kite Middle of the Window
7:34
Kite before board
8:12
Power for the exit
8:36
Kite Control - hands on the bar
9:39
Key Elements: Foil, Board and Body
9:57
Start with the board across the wind
10:01
Board after kite
10:33
Carving Technique
10:57
Bent legs
11:28
Weight Forward
11:59
Look where you want to go
12:42
Vital Tips
13:07
Common Mistakes
13:48
Fall into the turn, half way round the carve
13:53
Touch down, lose power, kite stalls at front of window
15:10
Start carving the board, lose power, before kite reaches 12
16:15
Speed through the carve, but fall off over your toeside
17:09
Complete carve but lose control on your toeside and crash
18:01
SP: Toeside to Heelside
19:00
First Run Through
19:57
Key Elements: Kite and Bar
21:47
Sync the kite and board at the start
21:51
Kite power for the exit
22:57
Key Elements: Foil, Board and Body
23:45
Direct the board and foil across the wind
23:49
Weight forward, Front foot pressure
24:40
Vital Tips
25:25
Common Mistakes
25:57
Complete turn, touch down, kite stalls at front of window
26:02
Lose power during the middle of the turn, kite above
27:06
Falling backwards in the second half of the turn
28:53
What’s Next
29:54

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