Ant Baker - Carving Tack

Professional windsurfer, 2011 BSA Champion and now professional coach, Ant Baker will be passing on his secrets and knowledge, exclusively to Boards readers, by providing a technique mini-series on freeride skills. This week it is all about the carving tack.

Who is Ant

Name: Ant Baker
Years Windsurfing: 28
Profession: Professional windsurfer and Watersports coach
Years Coaching: 3 years in watersports and 8 in Martial Arts
Number of PWA events competed in: Lots, I competed in Course, Slalom, Waves and freestyle back in the day
Best ever result: Top 5 at the Namotu PWA wave competition
Favourite moves: One handed backloop
Favourite kit setup: love my new Fanatic Falcons with my North Warp12′s but im gonna have to say my 5.0 North Duke with a 94L Fanatic Quad

Carving Tack:

Things begin to get a little tricky now with a planing tack, its very important to keep yourself nice and tall throughout the transition and keep your shoulders pointing forward. Find out more in the video below. http://mpora.com/videos/yNTTPXsRg

  1. FKPhil

    Ant, how many tacks do you normally pull off on a real day in the open UK sea?
    I’m 90kg+ with 3 boards 140, 115,100 litres and I’d say my success rate was 90%, 40% and 5% respectively for each board.

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