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ccyne



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Short wide boards sort of just crab sideways in learning wind."

Not if it has a center fin. And I'm I really only talking about the first couple times. If yours dont go with the Kona. Kona is a great board and it's fantastic for learning and progression. It's arguably the best all around board out there. It's just the wide platform gives tons of room to correct mistakes without falling in. That is critical for endurance the first couple times out especailly if you don't have a waist deep venue to teach in.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

critical sound bites:

don't lock your knees

when in trouble, crouch, might prevent the fall.

gotta let go of the boom? back hand.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I don't think there will be two new windsurfers any time soon. I did my best. Beach orientation, feel the wind in the sail lota of reps with hold on to the mast end of the boom, pull in the back hand to feel the power, finf the sweet spot etc.

The wind was a sweet steady 8-10. Water was a little wavy. maybe one footers.

The guy pretty much muscled the sail and went up haul splash for 45min.

The women got the sail up the 1st time and almost sailed off. She couldn't begin to get oriented to the wind.

That was 3days ago, the boards and sails are rigged on the beach and I haven't recieived a call to continue lessons.

Tonite was perfect for my Serenity and I took a sunset cruze.
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