Foiling Gybes: The Foot Change 25 minutes

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Overview

This is probably the hardest element to master in the full gybe - your foil may feel solid under foot, when you feet at firmly in one place but as soon as you move them things change very quickly! In this video we’re going to break down the key steps required to learn this dynamic and precise technique, which requires feeling the balance between your kites lift and that and of the foil, so that you can dance around on the board with confidence. We’ll be looking at both swapping your feet starting toeside and heelside, building on the basic muscle memory you’ve already learnt performing foot changes off the foil.

Ultimately learning to foot change will give you a far greater understanding for how your foil works and opens the door to a more confidence and flowing style of riding.

Rider: Danny Morrice | Rob Claisse

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

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Introduction
0:00
FP: Toeside to Heelside
3:33
Key Elements: Kite and Bar
4:21
Gentle kite movement - Middle of the window
4:25
Sheet in for lift
5:00
Key Elements: Foil, Board and Body
5:22
Step not Shuffle
5:27
Knees Bend, Shoulders forward
5:47
Popping the board
6:20
Beach Drills
7:47
Vital Tips
9:45
Common Mistakes
10:21
Board rolls over towards you, the foil vents
10:26
Step forward, get stuck with your feet together
11:54
Step forwards and the foil vents
13:21
After foot change, step back and the foil vents
13:52
Touching down during the foot change
14:42
SP: Heelside to Toeside
15:39
Key Elements: Kite and Bar
17:15
The Start: beam reach, kite at 45
17:20
Kite no higher than 11 or 1
17:47
Lean into the bar
18:23
Key Elements: Foil, Board and Body
19:01
Popping the foil
19:06
Bent legs through out
19:35
Twist your front foot
19:56
Step back - weight forward
20:40
Vital Tips
21:14
Common Mistakes
21:48
Get pulled off downwind but legs are bent
22:06
Lose control of the foil
23:06
Can’t keep your legs bent and weight low on exit
23:48
What’s Next
24:22

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