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15 TIPS TO THE FORWARD LOOP BY WYATT (HD RVR CLINIC 7/10)

 
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wyattmiller



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: 15 TIPS TO THE FORWARD LOOP BY WYATT (HD RVR CLINIC 7/10) Reply with quote

Windsurfers, the Summer is upon us, and it is time to start setting those season goals before October bears down on us once again!! I will be around the Gorge through August and it would be great to see some people blowing up on every reach along with me. Here goes a starter…..

Look for: 10 tips to the Shuv-It coming soon…..


15 TIPS FOR THE FORWARD LOOP

Getting Started

1. Get a group of friends all at around the same level, Have every one throw in $100 bucks.
a. The first person who waterstarts out of a loop, with their feet in the straps, wins the pot.
(Another member of the loop group must witness the loop into waterstart)

2. Purchase a: helmet, impact vest, earplugs, lucky rabbits foot, four-leaf clover, H20 Audio Mp3 Case….. anything to make you feel more confident. (90% guts 10% skill)

3. Talk to someone who can loop.
(see Wyatt Miller Windsurfing Clinic plug below)

On the Water


4. Practice flinging yourself over the handle bars, NO FOOTSTRAPS, NO HARNESS, WITH BOARD GOING 0 MPH DEAD IN THE WATER!!)

5. Do above 20 more times.

6. Practice jumping upwind, baring off as much as possible in the air, landing downwind. (Extend your front arm in the air and point your toes.)

7. Convince yourself that it is better to do a forward loop off of a small piece of chop, off the wind.
Realize, initiating a forward loop from a jump into the wind will not work. (Unless you bare off significantly while in the air). Understand, that you do not have to get mast high in the air!, You do not even have to clear the nose of the board.

8. Put on your new waterproof ipod case and headphones, listen to charged music. (90% guts, 10% skill)

9. Wedge your feet in the straps.

10. Sail across the wind with your back hand soooooo far back on the boom. Soooooooooo far back that it feels as if you can not sheet in normally!!!

11. Jump FIRST,
Bare off the wind Second, (By extending front hand as high and as far downwind as possible and pointing toes like ballerina.)

Loop Third (By sheeting in, looking back, and trying to bite your knuckles on your back hand.)

12. Close your eyes, hold on, keep trying to bite your knuckles.

13. Hope one of the other people in your group are watching you.

14. Don’t just do it once a day, go for it 20 times on your first day. Otherwise the fear creeps back. (Also maybe no one saw it = no money/bragging rights!!)

15. Email Wyatt about his LOOPING & FREESYLE CLINIC in the GORGE this Summer: Wyattmiller525@gmail.com



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looping, Trick Jibes and Freestyle Clinic
@Brian's Windsurfing Hood River Marina
Saturday, July 10th
$75 Includes Lunch and Libations


Event: Join Pro-Rider Wyatt Miller at the Hood River Marina for a Freestyle Clinic. In the clinic you will learn the fundamentals of freestyle riding. Moves like forward loops, sail 360’s, duck tacks, clew first riding, heli-tacks and more will be discussed. Take advantage of instruction from a professional freestyler and give your sessions new energy!

Wyatt is the 2007 Gorge Freestyle Champion. Sponsored by: Naish Board and Sails, Dakine, Pro-Limit wetsuits, Mean Line fins and Kaenon Polarized. Wyatt currently sails full-time in Maui, Baja, The Gorge, and the Bay Area. Check out wyattmillerwindsurfing.com

What to Bring: You should bring the gear you would normally sail on.

Schedule: 11:00-12:30 On-land training and longboard discussion
12:30-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:00 On-land training discussing shortboard maneuvering
2:00-4:00 On-water session w/ shortboard

Call or email Wyatt Miller to sign up. Space is limited. You must reserve your spot in advance.

Cost: $75 email: wyattmiller525@gmail.com
or call 510-375-1934
For more info and dates: www.wyattmillerwindsurfing.com


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rationalnational



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the date wrong on this ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I think he meant July 10th (which is next Saturday). Since he posted it on July 3rd Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnl wrote:
Yeah I think he meant July 10th (which is next Saturday). Since he posted it on July 3rd Smile


July 3rd 2010 ? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for catching that so fast. Neil.

Yesterday was sooo sick 3.7 way overpowered all day at the wall with macking swell.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet !

it's logo plus here. but it has been light. today about to go on 5.3 to 'da point.

still some bombs coming through !

Shocked Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wyattmiller wrote:
Thanks for catching that so fast. Neil.

Yesterday was sooo sick 3.7 way overpowered all day at the wall with macking swell.


try a 4.2 at Doug's that same day, I got Mack trucked. Shocked Rolling Eyes

- casey
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