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wsmtbskate



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:03 pm    Post subject: Gecko Loop Reply with quote

So I finally, finally completed a few Geckoís. What a cool feeling.
The Severne Psycho helped a lot!
I saw a variant in Tricktionary with a small blurb about Gecko Loops. I canít find any videos on the web so wondering if anyone here can comment or give tips? As background, I just started high wind loop attempts end of last year but have to put aerials on hold now due to a knee injury. But I understand the concept of the loop in planing conditions. Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you are looking for Remko de Weerd's four step loop from the 7 Sons of Freestyle video (or maybe it was Wet & Salty)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj8RI5F1Iu8

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wsmtbskate



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Kevin
Iíve seen Remkoís video and the wymaroo before but Tricktionary commented about sinking the leeward rail (ie opposite of the windward gecko) presumably ? to sink the nose before spinning. Just wondering if I can do a loop like that and come out in water start position in sub planing conditions as well as limit the forces on my bad knee that might happen with a planing loops.
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windsurfillinois.com



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Gecko Loop Reply with quote

wsmtbskate wrote:
I saw a variant in Tricktionary with a small blurb about Gecko Loops. I canít find any videos on the web...



Here ya go.

https://www.facebook.com/windsporttracker/videos/while-working-on-new-features-for-windsporttracker-app-a-try-for-a-gecko-loop-fr/1552079901486897/?extid=SEO----


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Gecko Loop Reply with quote

windsurfillinois.com wrote:
wsmtbskate wrote:
I saw a variant in Tricktionary with a small blurb about Gecko Loops. I canít find any videos on the web...



Here ya go.

https://www.facebook.com/windsporttracker/videos/while-working-on-new-features-for-windsporttracker-app-a-try-for-a-gecko-loop-fr/1552079901486897/?extid=SEO----


Reid


I saw my mate do this on the weekend. Pretty sick
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wsmtbskate



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link.
The Abk folks shared a video with me as well
My goal would be to come out of that spin in a water start position and go right back up. Will see how it goes
Thanks much
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manuel



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To waterstart out of those you'll need good entry speed. I was just recently successful at doing it and was the happiest man on the planet (at least that day!). Since then I was able to reproduce it without issue.

It's easy to do half a turn. To waterstart we need 3/4 turn because waterstarts happen downwind.

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