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    Jibe foot change

    behind back foot 2:01min
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cIfarz8Amw


    What is "correct/school way" place, to put your front foot during foot change,behind back foot or in front back foot?
    You see in this video(above) on 2:01 min he put his front foot behind back foot and I see this techniq very often on slalom sailors.



    Why then most instructors A.Cadiz,P.Hart,J.Hall.... learn put front foot in front back foot?
    How do you do foot change?


    in front back foot 2:06 min..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2giqH4bff0&feature=youtu.be

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    This how Colin (Whippy) Dixon teaches it:

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    ie both feet are angled together in the ballet 'pliette' position briefly as they cross each other (buy one of his towels and practise till perfect).

    Tbh I don't really know what my feet are doing. But whatever smooth dynamic movements keep the board planing all the way through works best.
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    Out in Sardinia in May for a few weeks with Colin so will be asking him to bring a towel out for me as giving up that work thing to concentrate on living life including much more windsurfing, lack of time on the water has meant I hardly ever try these as pretty ropey at them so relied on tacks to turn and when attempted are not automatic as spend more time thinking than doing!
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    TWS method all the way for me.
    If you look at where the feet end up the TWS method is a wider stance so more stable for the rig flip and sheeting in.
    What happens next? You put your front foot in the strap and if you use the other guy's technique you have to move the feet again to get a stable stance as the feet will be very close together.

    The big difference is he is teaching on dry land and starts with his front foot in front of the footstrap. Later on in the video he gybes starting with the front foot in the strap but still goes 'heel to toe'.

    The other big difference is the TWS slalom board is much wider so when you move the back foot over to gybe it is further forward than on a narrower freeride board.

    I always use the TWS method even on a 90l FSW.

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    Even in the 2nd gybe he did with his feet starting in the correct position, the back foot is too far forward and he still has a narrow stance when it comes to putting the new front foot in the strap. Maybe its easier to learn like this as keeping the weight forward helps maintain speed, but it looks wrong to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wing 11 View Post
    I agree with this but if you using TWS method on narrow 90Lfsw boards during railling phase(up to 2/3 turn) you have very narrow stance which is not good for choppy water..
    Possibly. I've just gone back through the original footage from this looking for all the gybes I fell in on and there were about 8 (shocking I know, I couldnt believe it either).
    https://youtu.be/_q3zu3tfRqI

    All the times I fell in it was on or just after the rig flip, except for once I fell in before changing feet, bizarrely in the flattest section of water behind the jetty. I didnt bother making a video of all those when I put this video together last month, maybe I should to see why I kept dropping the rig.

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    I move the back hand maybe 10cm.

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