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wallithesurfer



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: lowwind freestyle Reply with quote

hi everybody,

I've tried some lowwindfreestyle tricks, i know the could be smoother and better connected, but i'm very interested in your opinion about this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRa0vNsh-0g&feature=plcp
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rigitrite



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I think it's cool. I liked the jump-around-the-sail thingy; that was slick. You could totally do an "ankle biter": you throw the sail kinda like a boomarang, but instead make it rotate to windward, so that you have to jump over the mast as it rotates around the tail of the board, then (hopefully) fills with air and comes back to you as it finishes the rotation.
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wallithesurfer



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thx, yeah cool idea I'll try it the next time when I'm on the water
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of fun stuff there:
a helitack
Fin first clew first sailing
sail 180 to fin first (FF)
Back to back sailing
A "matrix" (sail/body 360 in the air, often down with a foot on the sail's foot...you can go around more than once in this move)
a conventional sail body 360
another matrix
another sail 180 to FF
behind the back anklebiter
a few more anklebiters (not behind the back)
back to back sailing.

Great stuff, and none of it too hard to learn (anklebiters are a challenge)
Possibly the greatest anklebiter master of the all is Caesar Finies in Bonaire, if you want to see the edge:

http://www.peconicpuffin.com/the_peconic_puffin/2012/02/caesars-freestyle-bedazzlement-through-fresh-eyes-.html

http://www.peconicpuffin.com/the_peconic_puffin/2008/01/freestyle-video.html

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wallithesurfer



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes your right, the most tricks are very easy to learn, two hours of practice and you can do a lot, i've tried a few more anklebiters where you throw the sail with the clew in front and not with the mast, but i couldnt stand them they are really hard
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a much more advanced vid floating around on Utube about a guy in maybe Bonaire doing must more rad and quicker faster more stylish tricks with a Go board and in 10" of water. Check it out, if you can find it.
And he does it while sailors are planing in the background.
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zirtaeb wrote:
There's a much more advanced vid floating around on Utube about a guy in maybe Bonaire doing must more rad and quicker faster more stylish tricks with a Go board and in 10" of water. Check it out, if you can find it.
And he does it while sailors are planing in the background.


Lee did you see the two links I posted above? That's the guy (Caesar Finies). He's in Bonaire. He works one of the gear rental shops (called Jibe City) Whenever he takes a break he hops out and puts on a show for five minutes, then goes back to helping people with gear.

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LeeD



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's the guy, the board, the spot.
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konajoe



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Original Windsurfer = best freestyle board EVER! I always have to scratch my head a little when I see folks unsuccessfully trying to learn basic sail flips on 120 ltr boards in sub-planing conditions.
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LeeD



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the Bonaire vid.
Nobody can come close with a Windsurfer, not even the Star.
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