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manuel



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife finally captured a speed loop from the beach. I was a little spent after two hours playing in the waves (seen in the background) but at least I got one!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxklI7iFFIL/

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One year after my first landed forward, I land them 99% of the time on Starboard and starting to feel the rotation on port. Let's see how long it takes me on the way back. It seems I pop more upright, a big plus!

This is the technique I'm using to beat this thing:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ha, I got it 100% now. Trick was to hold on sheeting in until almost forever!

Process is

1. Steer the board downwind over a small ramp
2. Reach as far ahead as possible with front hand keeping the sail powerless
3. With a bent front leg, the board lifts up by itself
4. We start spinning sideways and backwards, then we can pull our gear around us

It's much easier to control the rotation this way. We decide to bring our gear around vs our gear pulling us forward. It's also much less scary and we can do it at slower with no real need to jump per se.

On port, I'm still a little slow and working out timing issue between downwind steer and sail throw. However, I'm no longer hesitating on bothered by the odd event.

It feels really weird leaping with an empty sail and hold like this but it makes complete sense.

So stoked, I hope it encourages some of you!

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