Anybody feeling like pulling the triger this year?! Eric , you are doing it right? Any secrets you wanna share or is it as simple as " just go for it"? Looks like you don't need much of a ramp for the take off-just a bit if a chop seems to be enough-so I don't have an excuse for at least trying on Wolf.
Douglas said: "Ady,
Did you say 'Forward Loop'??
I like the music on this "How To" video......... "The Secret of the Forward Loop"...
And, it simply wears me out just watching it...... "
Hey Doug Im moving this conversation here before Reid pulls our ears off.
This movie is hilarious, Im laughing every time I watch it. I'll be shooting one similar soon I believe. It will be called "El Lupo spinning " Hopefully the happy end will come a lot sooner, cuz there is no coach here and no endless supply of sails and boards either.
If only the winds start blowing finally!
Peter Hart is dead serious about making us learn to loop this year /and make some money in the process/ He wrote an extensive introductory article in this months Windsurf and there will be a follow up in the next months one too. And he just posted a intro video to his loop DVD on youtube:
Ha! I've been watching spin loop videos for the past 9 months with a huge desire to give it a try. My brain conflicts on the topic: "do it" at times and "bad idea!" most of the time! ...wish I was still in my 20's or 30's with endless level of fearlessness.
Anyhow, if I ever give it a try: go buy a super-cheap used short board that can be abused and eventually wrecked in the process.
BTW, this guy Julien in the video sails where I used to sail when I lived in Europe 30 years ago. I used to know that spot really well... (Hyères) and a beach called l'Almanarre. Good times...
Ha, I found a couple of mistakes that Im doing when jumping myself yesterday. As usual in this sport nothing is as easy as it looks and the small, but critical details are not visible in pictures or video. On top of that they could be numerous an it's easy to be overlooked when reading instructions or be forgotten in the heat of action.
Well, my important take aways from the day are that I have jumped into the wind to much which makes the board harder to control in the air and I didn't lift on the boom also wich consequently made me touch down quickly and many times nosediving in the process. Mike was looking at me just after I made those little discoveries and confirmed that my otherwise pathetic chop hops have started to look a bit less pathetic. Now those improvements will surely allow me longer air time and I'll be able to focus on the leg work next. The weekly Clinton trips are starting to pay off!