RE: Just one more thing...evo deck.
This tacking technique sounds good to me and, like the advice for initial uphaul and moving off, rings true. I was finding that by wrapping my foot around the mast foot early, as shown in the dvd's and magazines etc, the front off my board went underwater and I just stopped. You end up with that wobbly wait to see if you can get around or the chop gets you first!
Out tomorrow so will let you know.