myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Wind!! Jibe help.....
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Eastern and Central USA & Canada
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
PeconicPuffin



Joined: 07 Jun 2004
Posts: 1138

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two common reasons that people fail to exit jibes planing even though they've entered with sufficient speed.

1. Flipping the sail way too late (as mentioned earlier). The tendency during a great entry carve is to enjoy the carve, when what you need to be doing is beginning the sail flip a half second after the nose of your board passes through downwind.* A successful planing exit is usually done on a broad reach, which means the entirety of the sail flip and catch needs to be completed long before the board is anywhere near on a beam reach in the new direction.

2. Handling rig sheet in two dimensions (in/out, forward back) as opposed to three (consciously apply downward pressure through the boom into the mast base) which prevents the tail from digging and bringing you to a halt.

*"a half second after the nose of your board passes downwind" is a broad generalization...every jibe is different. But I'd suggest trying to flip the sail much, much earlier than you currently are. Not a small incremental change, a large one. See what happens.

_________________
Michael
http://www.peconicpuffin.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
fox



Joined: 09 Sep 1997
Posts: 46
Location: Pine Point, Maine

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flip early and flip fast. The bigger the sail the slower the flip. Compensate by throwing away the clew with your back hand to speed the rotation (push away with your front hand for a duck).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
techno900



Joined: 28 Mar 2001
Posts: 1347

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is more of a problem with bigger sails in lighter winds (under 12 knots), but if you flip too "early", you will find that the board is going faster than the wind and you can't flip the sail. This is why you should be sheeting in (sail foot in line with the board) until the mid point of the gybe so you can reduce the drag on your rig as you hit the slower moving air. The is true with any gybe in any wind with any sail if you have good speed, but it is more pronounced with the big sails and slower speeds.

You flip the sail when board speed and wind speed are matched/neutral or a little past (wind helps flip the sail). However, if you wait too long then you loose too much speed and stall. It is different for every gybe and finding the "sweet" spot to flip takes thousands of gybes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PeconicPuffin



Joined: 07 Jun 2004
Posts: 1138

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Fox and Techno said. But (re Techno) whenever you flip, you've also got to be applying downward pressure through the rig during your carve entry. Keep your board's nose down.
_________________
Michael
http://www.peconicpuffin.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Eastern and Central USA & Canada All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group