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Flakas. What's the secret?

 
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philodog



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:12 pm    Post subject: Flakas. What's the secret? Reply with quote

I've been trying for years with no luck. Grubbies, Shakas etc no problem. Something about Flakas just doesn't make sense to me.
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to make sure the butter is hot before you pour in the batter.
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kevinkan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2022 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most people backwind too hard thinking the pressure will cause everything to rotate. the mast slices forward into the apparent wind but gets very light backwind pressure and a lot of the pop/rotation comes a lot from the hips.

If you watch people who do them one handed or no-handed, you can see that the sail doesn't power up but stays rather neutral. Even in say an air flaka where you might need a quick hit of power to help whip, that power is turned on and feathered out quickly

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