Mar 23, 2005, 9:53 AM
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Head Down turning....
OK.....in response to the previous polls call for new posts....here's one... How do you initiate and stop a turn whilst headown... Please post how you started to learn this...how you progressed and what you do now....and any little bits inbetween
What works for me in HD is bending the leg opposite to the turn, at the knee to deflect a bit of air.
No doubt either of the above posted methods will work. You tend to go where you're looking, and twisting your shoulders and torso will twist everything else until you're realigned. But twisting and turning doesn't seem to follow all the thinking of flying your body efficiently. The flight control surfaces are still mainly legs and arms, no? Mostly legs to keep the arms free for docks.
My biggest concern with learning to initiate a turn simply by turning your head is that, for me, docks to the side, like a vertical compressed, turn into sloppy guesswork if they are performed blind.