I agree with Helen's comment about the transition from WS to Fixed wing. I am an 11 year Trike Pilot with over three years as a WSL Sport Pilot Cert. I have just two lessons in Tail Wheel training and let me tell you, Helen is right about the rudder thing. Here is my opinion on the subject. The feet need to be surgically removed on the Trike pilot and reattached left foot onto the right leg and, well you get it. In a Trike, if you want the fuselage to go to the left, you push your right foot on the front foot peg. The first lesson I had, in the Tail Wheel, was to taxi. As I was doing medium to slow taxi runs, the tail got outside of the right main and what did I do?.., well naturally, I pushed the left pedal to make it go right. NOT!. All the reading and thinking I did before this training started sunk in well, however, when things get wild, your natural reaction is to revert back to the fight/ flight response and do what comes natural. Well, I didn't damage the plane but it did some on ground acrobatics right off the runway.
Bottom line, if your are transiting from Weight Shift to Fixed wing, you MUST un-train yourself from Weight Shift and retrain yourself for the rudder pedal control BEFORE you get in the plane. Maybe a Tricycle gear would be a good step before tail wheel, I don't know. Helen. Can you possibly add to this? Thanks, Tom from N.J.