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jwolford



Joined: 18 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2000 6:56 pm    Post subject: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Im having difficulties catching the sail when Im tring to jibe. Im very close to getting it, however, I seem to be just a little off. I have tried to lower the boom and seem to be even closer. Does anyone have any other ideas or are in the same situation? Please help so I dont look like a bozo when sailing at Dougs. Thank-You.
Kid Mosier
(A Gorge Sailor)
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2000 9:01 pm    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

MAny of us spent years just missing our jibes, only to learn with every passing month or season that we were actually not even close yet. Planing through a jibe requires success in about a dozen individual steps; planing through them consistently requires blending those dozen steps into one fluid motion. Describe in greater detail your present problem, as well as what preceded it, and maybe we can get specific.

And if youll post your e-mail address, Ill send you my jibe instructions, which many people have complimented. Mayube theyll help you narrow down the problem.

Mike \m/
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johnfunke



Joined: 15 Apr 1999
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2000 1:45 pm    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Im no expert but...

I made the jump from just missing to just making my jibes last year, and one major thing that helped me in the sail flip was to keep the mast as close to my body as possible. Before, I was jibing with both of my arms extended and the sail away from my body. I noticed when I kept the sail closer to me, especially the front hand by the mast, the sail flip was easy, and worrying about catching it wasnt even an issue.

Just my 2 cents.
-JF
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jolness



Joined: 29 Aug 1999
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2000 7:40 pm    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Many of us would like to see those instructions!
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al52146



Joined: 20 Jun 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2000 8:39 pm    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Looking for those Jibe instructions. E-mail address al52146@optonline.net
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al52146



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2000 6:54 am    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Looking for those jibe instructions. thanks
E-mail address
al52146@excite.com
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Many of us would like to see those instructions!
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jolness



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2000 1:18 am    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Id love to see your instructions. My email address is jolness@hotmail.com
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al52146



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2000 3:35 pm    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Mike\M/
2nd try to get your jibing instructions. My e-mail address is
al52146@excite.com
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bmergen



Joined: 13 Jun 2000
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2000 5:23 pm    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

I would like to see those jibe instructions also. bmergen@gundersoninc.com
Thanks
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2000 4:46 pm    Post subject: RE: Just Missing Jibes Reply with quote

Theyre on their way. I cant post them here because we cant paste here, and theyre far too long to retype.

Mike \m/
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