Originally Posted by Blw2
but I think my primary issue was not being able to get over my fear of prop strike when raising the tail. It just felt wrong to me.
I have a fix for that.. one trick is to chock the wheels, have a student in the plane and raise the tail. By having the prop at 12 and 6, you can raise the tail and let them see the sight picture where the prop would hit. Usually itís at such a ridiculous angle that the student realizes that you donít need to be afraid to raise the tail on takeoff.