Session 174 - 18 March 2012
Watching Baywinds all day for the forecast south-easterly to come in. Late in the day, after prayers to the wind gods Aeolus, Amun, Eurus and the Venti, they delivered!
We had a fantastic session in light but consistent wind of around 15 knots. I was well powered with my Noise 12 on the Sector 60. I made 8 of 10 right jibes so I am definitely improving. I only made 1 left jibe though, and got pulled forwards over my toes several times - more practice required there.
So far, I haven't attempted a pre-jibe turn. Ivan says these work better as you can power through the turn quicker once you feet are set. I have written this article
in the handbook on jibe turns for directional boards.
Here are some shots from the Contour ROAM surfboard mount. I tightened the thumbscrew with pliers this time, so the mount stayed rigid. I forgot to click on the safety catch though, so it came off after a high speed stack and was dangling by the leash. I noticed some water inside the case too, so I took it in and stashed it in my bag.
Here is a sequence of a gibe:
|Just before the gibe|
|Initiating turn, rear foot out|
|Finishing the carve turn onto toe-side|
|Bringing rear foot forward|
|Old rear foot becomes new front foot, left foot back in front of rear foot strap|
|Cranking in new direction, both feet in foot straps|
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