Upwind Turn (Tack)
The Tack turn (Upwind Turn) is another turn which requires a lot of practise and good timing.
As you approach the turning point ensure you have enough momentum to get around the full turn, fly the kite to the zenith as fast as possible and drift downwind as much as neccessary to avoid sliding and getting lifted out of the buggy. As the kite reaches the zenith begin your turn upwind, lean back if it helps and ensure the lines dont get caught on you during the manouver. As you move through the turn and slow down speed up your rate of turn by turning the front wheel more and more, when you reach halfway around, pointing directly upwind, pull on the handle which you would use to take the kite above and over itself in a graceful arc slowly in order to complete the kites arc over itself and straighten up when you complete the turn. The more momentum you carry into the turn the better and faster it will be, remember the aim of the turn is not to lose any ground downwind so don’t dive the kite too fast afterwoods, slowly build it up until you can complete the manouver with any kite, the timing is different for different types and sizes so practice until you get it spot on and can actually travel quite a bit upwind through the turn.