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Speed Loop again... but this time it's for real :) !

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Created by Manuel7 > 9 months ago, 8 Jun 2017
Manuel7
214 posts
6 Sep 2018 9:25PM
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jase54 said..
1315 attempts +/- 100!!!

Respect for your dedication and resilience

I've got this theory that very few kids these days have the tenacity and resilience to take up windsurfing because it is such a hard sport to perfect!


Thank you :) !

The awesome thing though is that I learned much more that I would have expected and beyond the windsurfing world! That, in itself, made it worth the attempts.

Sometimes I wish it was easier so the sport would drive more people into it but honestly with the right gear it can be enjoyable rapidly. Dirt windsurfing let us practice almost anywhere anytime for example! I much prefer doing that with a 5.0 than sailing an 9.0 over icy waters :D

Currently working on progress video, splitting it in months. It took me about 6 months worth of effort total. Amazingly enough had I tucked the board under my bum during month 1, I would have landed them then! However, something wasn't right at the time... anyway, it'll be a nice thing to remember my path to the loop and hopefully help others through their own quest.

Manuel7
214 posts
26 Sep 2018 1:15AM
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Faff
VIC, 615 posts
4 Nov 2018 9:24AM
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Landed into the warerstart position on about the 6th attempt 2 days ago. Very powered up launching of steepish ramps a bit off the wind. I did do broomstick exercises the night before.

ozpricey
WA, 328 posts
11 Nov 2018 9:43AM
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Good stuff! Your technique looks good.

You shifted your hand back a little but it needs to be right back near the boom cleat to get the whip to land them dry. Tonky does good ones, look at his videos for guidance.

Manuel7
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18 Nov 2018 1:04PM
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My hand is about 10 cm from the clip, feels really good there. So far I'm liking the rotation angle.

It seems that the more forward (in the direction of travel) the more horizontal the rotation and the more humane it feels. At least for me.

So when at the beginning we are shy about offering the rig, the rotation is more vertical and slower. Can lead to big back slaps especially when starting things off a bit back or slow.

Now working on getting more consistent landings. I'm almost forgetting about the pop and aggressively throwing the rig as far forward as possible and rotating my shoulders/back to the side. This feels the least scary of all and I'm hoping to apply this technique on my weak side.

Been getting really fast rotations and landings feel a bit harsh for my liking :D ! So need to move my hands and try slowing things down once the board comes around.

What a quest seriously, fascinating!



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