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Looping before the big 4.0 - crap only 6 days
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manuel



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that's it I looped only backwards! So odd... long story extra short.
On my one and only jump for the day (mostly surf sailing no wind in the waves even on 5.0 and 68kgs) I tried a backloop and landed it!
Absolutely incredible and amazing feeling, I thought I won the world cup
With more wind and strong waves coming, either I'll get hurt or continue to improve finally, FINALLY!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA64cAWfxm4 or click below...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the last couple of days, with a semi-plane out of the straps (light winds) I tried to time
ramps with the throw and this helped me realize a couple of things.

1. Wait until the front arm is extended and driven across/forward before sheeting in
2. Sheet out a touch before step 1.

If the sheeting out action is too light then the front arm might feel too heavy to tilt the sail towards the wind.
It isn't a big deal but that's the difference between a rotation over the mast foot and around the mast foot.

These are my attempts from September where I almost had it at the time, trying to waterstart out of a few attempts.
My best one wasn't filmed where I waterstarted away out of the straps immediately after landing.

https://youtu.be/RSrjsspAGDg or click below...




I'm not sure what happened since then. I had a break in October, a couple of lame attempts in November.
We had hardcore conditions with either crazy winds, big swell or light winds.
But even during light days, I just haven't been comfortable. Is my body trying to tell me I'm not ready?

Anyway, a long long quest for me, the greater the reward, maybe Very Happy ?

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