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Longboard vs. Shortboard Tack

May 25, 2009

Dueling tacks from a Andy Brandt wearing the crazy new NPX Lucifer Dry suit! Let's put these two tacking maneuvers head-to-head and see what happens.


 
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Longboard Tip: Oversheet the sail to steer through the eye-of-the-wind and then transition to the new side.

Shortboard Tip: Transition to the new side before the board reaches the wind's eye so that you maintain stability through forward motion.

 

Check out the proper simultaneous hand and footwork in the following videos:



 

 


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