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my first forward loop

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Created by Yuppy > 9 months ago, 2 May 2014
Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
2 May 2014 11:33PM
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I just turned 40!

My goal was to do a forward loop whilst still in my thirties. I just made it. Its not pretty, but man it felt AWESOME!!



big thanks to matt@pritchardwindsurfing.com

Sputnik11
VIC, 855 posts
2 May 2014 11:43PM
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Yuppy said..

I just turned 40!

My goal was to do a forward loop whilst still in my thirties. I just made it. Its not pretty, but man it felt AWESOME!!



big thanks to matt@pritchardwindsurfing.com


love the two arm victory salute at the end - well done man!

AJEaster
NSW, 655 posts
2 May 2014 11:47PM
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congratulations Yuppy that is awesome!

So good that you got the personalised tuition - how good is it having Matt follow you round sailing taking video and giving you tips - money well spent whatever it cost! You should be proud of your efforts and outcome!

Sailhack
VIC, 5000 posts
3 May 2014 12:54AM
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Great stuff Yuppy! I've put the idea of looping behind me (mainly based on cost of gear and body) but your vid may just be the motivation I need to have another crack at it.

Step
NSW, 7 posts
3 May 2014 8:53AM
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Well done Yuppy

KevinD002
226 posts
3 May 2014 7:14AM
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Well done!

Jman
VIC, 861 posts
3 May 2014 10:50AM
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Nice 1 Yuppy, that's given me a bit more motivation to not give up on the loop dream

Relapse
VIC, 282 posts
3 May 2014 10:54AM
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Go Yuppy! Tough call on a new track, well done! Dawson St awaits your victorious return.

Brewman
NSW, 48 posts
3 May 2014 12:46PM
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Great stuff! Congrats.
I see lots of posts about doing rolls and loops and get enthused until I realise I'm too scared Thumbs up from me

TristanF
VIC, 225 posts
3 May 2014 12:50PM
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Tell all Yuppy!

What was it that cracked the move for you?

seanhogan
3008 posts
3 May 2014 11:22AM
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Brewman said..

Great stuff! Congrats.
I see lots of posts about doing rolls and loops and get enthused until I realise I'm too scared Thumbs up from me


same +1 just sh!t myself and give up

pweedas
WA, 4626 posts
3 May 2014 11:48AM
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I'd love to do that but I can't afford all the expenses. ( The medical expenses that is. )
That was a a great sound track to go with the vid. Spot on.

neilpete
WA, 147 posts
3 May 2014 4:39PM
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Sweet,

…life is about moving boundaries.
Your next goal before turning 50 would be a double.

….right?




The master is giving some lesson.


Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
4 May 2014 8:49PM
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TristanF said..

Tell all Yuppy!

What was it that cracked the move for you?


Hi Tristan

It not that it was hard. Just bloody scary.

The biggest thing - without a doubt - that cracked it for me was having Matt pumping me up. Knowing he was videoing it also increased my bravery.

He said to me I can do practice loops (without the board) for the next five years. " today you ARE going to do a forward loop". It was kind of like a prize fight. I kept getting knocked down. Matt would just say. Let's do it again. Surprisingly, because I fully committed each time, I never hurt myself. If you pull hard with you back hand and look under your back armpit you WILL rotate. And if you stack it you will land clear of the board.

The key is to find a mate with a go-pro.

skipd
WA, 96 posts
4 May 2014 9:06PM
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Well done Yuppy. Awesome stuff

divaldo
SA, 2846 posts
5 May 2014 1:19AM
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Great vid, Matt is the man!



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