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grayson



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:54 pm    Post subject: foiling jibes — bird's eye view Reply with quote

I caught an interesting perspective with a new mast-mount I've started playing with. Figured I'd share a pretty unique view of perhaps our most collectively obsessed upon move here — or is it just me? Wink

foiling jibes — bird's eye view

And just to preempt some inevitable comments, I'm sailing deep downwind angles here (part of a big downwinder I sailed this past Sunday), and in this sequence am generally just finishing one jibe and setting up immediately for the next, which is why my back foot is staying on or over the centerline. Sailing upwind, of course that back foot comes right out near the windward rail.

Anyway, I'm finally able to foil through jibes pretty reliably, so just figured I'd share this rather different perspective on it.
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swchandler



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit odd seeing no horizon line.

That aside, I'm curious about your Mike's Lab board. Maybe you can share more about it.
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grayson



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

swchandler wrote:
...I'm curious about your Mike's Lab board. Maybe you can share more about it.

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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very cool view.

Must be a 360 camera on a stick forward of the mast?
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grayson



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LUCARO wrote:
Must be a 360 camera on a stick forward of the mast?

Yup. GoProMAX on an F-hot Mast Mount. Not much of a "stick"; just a 3" GoPro mount extension. Realized I should tweak the angle of the "stick" to keep the mount out of the frame — easy enough. I really like the effect of the re-framed 360 footage with GoPro's "world lock" turned on.
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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grayson wrote:
LUCARO wrote:
Must be a 360 camera on a stick forward of the mast?

Yup. GoProMAX on an F-hot Mast Mount. Not much of a "stick"; just a 3" GoPro mount extension. Realized I should tweak the angle of the "stick" to keep the mount out of the frame — easy enough. I really like the effect of the re-framed 360 footage with GoPro's "world lock" turned on.


Very cool. Do you have it right at the top of the mast?
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boardsurfr



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:42 pm    Post subject: Re: foiling jibes — bird's eye view Reply with quote

grayson wrote:

Anyway, I'm finally able to foil through jibes pretty reliably, so just figured I'd share this rather different perspective on it.

Great video, thanks for sharing. It's a great perspective for seeing the foot work and the timing.

Also good to hear that it took you quite a while to foil through jibes reliably. Last time we saw you at Kalmus 2 or 3 years ago, you were foiling quite well already. There are days where foil jibes can be a bit frustrating, so it's good to be reminded there's light at the end of the tunnel.
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Brian_S



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foiling jibes? I thought you were showing how well-coordinated your whole outfit and rig are! Very Happy

Seriously, the jibes looked effortless.
Also, I noticed that you do not use back straps. Is anyone using them?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: foiling jibes — bird's eye view Reply with quote

boardsurfr wrote:
There are days where foil jibes can be a bit frustrating, so it's good to be reminded there's light at the end of the tunnel.


I'm afraid that it's going to be a really long tunnel for me.

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LUCARO



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Brian_S"]
Also, I noticed that you do not use back straps. Is anyone using them?[/quote ]

i use mine but many go without
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