Flakas

Windsurfing Instruction for Flakas A flatwater Tacka (sometimes called a Swayze) or in other words, an aerial windward 360. The great Web Pedrick was the 1st to stick this move. The Flaka completes the freestyle Trilogy: Spock, Flaka, Grubby. The Flaka has the usual variations: One-Hand, Clew-1st,and Diablo.

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This is a variation of the standard Flaka in which the rider does not bury the nose in the water but rather lands the board flat and uses the inertia of throwing the body and rig windward to complete the move. It works! Often though, this is where beginners get hung up because they try to twist into the wind instead of throwing themselves over the centerline of the board. There are many styles and variations to every move. I guess there is no absolutely correct way

Move Definitions for Flakas

Flaka: A flatwater Tacka (sometimes called a Swayze) or in other words, an aerial windward 360.The great Web Pedrick was the 1st to stick this move.
Switch Stance Flaka: A Flaka performed switch stance.
Flaka Duck Tack: A variation of the Flaka that transforms the move into a transition by ducking the sail in mid air and landing switch-stance.Invented by Ricardo Compello.
1 handed Flaka: A Flaka performed with just 1 hand. Inventor Web Pedrick.
Clew 1st Flaka: A Flaka performed clew First.
Flaka Diablo: A Flaka with a sail duck thrown at the end.
Air Flaka: A Flaka with most of the move performed mid-air with a slight board nose dip.
Cana Brava: A Flaka performed by ducking the sail on the landing when the tail is downwind--so your back is to sail. This is followed by a board/body piroutte so you sail out of the move clew first. In other words, the move is a Flaka Diablo with the sail ducked behind your head.
Meev: A Flaka variation where the sailor ducks the sail (initiated mid-air) and rotates the sail 360-degrees in counter rotation to the board. Invented by Kevin Mevissen.
Voquech: THe Voquech is a switch stance clew-first Flaka.