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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:21 pm    Post subject: Windsurfing Fast Tack POV (boom to boom) Reply with quote

Windsurfing Fast Tack POV (boom to boom)

Date: November 10, 2020
Spot: West Side, Clinton Lake, IL
Rider: Reid Fillman
Sail: 4.7 Ezzy Tiger
Board: 95L RRD FSW
Fin: 27cm MFC Freewave
Camera: GoPro HERO6 Black


Video: https://windsurfillinois.com/index.php/videos/63-reid-fillman/video/275-windsurfing-fast-tack-pov-boom-to-boom


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice tack is a nice tack.
State of the art...circa 1980. Craig Yester, on a similar volume board.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I canít do that. Something to look forward to trying in the spring.

Video almost made it look like the board was slipping without a fin.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Immaculate timing! Per ABK I usually go around the mast about an "hour" earlier and backwind for stability.

In any event, nice vid. Tacking is the great underrated skill!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PeconicPuffin wrote:
Tacking is the great underrated skill!

I agree. it also uses far less energy is faster, and you don't lose ground.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny.
I probably attempted less than 10 tacks from 1989 to 2012.
Never got stuck downwind.
Even sailing from Paia to Hookipa, long planing jibes.
Sailed in the surf 400+ days and never found reason to tack.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:
Funny.
I probably attempted less than 10 tacks from 1989 to 2012.
Never got stuck downwind.
Even sailing from Paia to Hookipa, long planing jibes.
Sailed in the surf 400+ days and never found reason to tack.


It's not about getting stuck downwind, it's about getting upwind faster. Why give up 40 -70 feet of upwind gains every time you transition? If one is in a narrow channel or trying to get off a tight beach, it's a useful and valuable skill. If winds are light and I'm barely planing anyway, why not use a few tacks to gain some upwind ground so I can burn it staying on a plane in a lull?

You may frequent someplace it's not "required" but some people need to (onshore wind) and some people want to.

Ricardo Campello tacking in the middle of a wave heat at Pozo: https://youtu.be/nO5W7HWrxxg?t=38 At 5:27, his opponent is tacking in the background.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dllee wrote:

Sailed in the surf 400+ days and never found reason to tack.


Yet pro windsurfers tack regularly. They seem to have found ample reasons for wanting to reverse course without going an inch downwind. They tack because they can. For us amateurs tacking is part of the intermediate and up skill set, the smaller boards being increasingly challenging.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect you guys tack because YOU cannot jibe.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you tack, you come OFF a plane.
When you jibe, you can exit on a plane.
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