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Thread: LOOP CLUB

  1. #351
    Thanks Capie and lostboy! I tried yesterday (video) to extend the front hand but that was easier said than done. I'll try to get the sail to windward next time I get the chance to try these...

  2. #352
    I responded to your other thread, sheet out at the pop then you'll have complete control over your rig and can throw it windward and sheet in.If you sheet in at the pop, your body isn't neutral, the board is still in the water, and will resist the rotation.

  3. #353
    Hi Guys

    We have just released a new video.
    I hope this helps you guys.

    Enjoy.

    Our new getwindsurfing top tips video for the forward loop with some great training exercises.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDENC_3js2A

    And our older video with more examples on flatwater
    https://youtu.be/OV3fdlh5o-I

  4. #354
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    Quote Originally Posted by rod View Post
    Shep, just watched your video. Well done! Looking good.
    One thing though. You are still landing a bit short, not rotating quite enough, and I think if you move both hands further back you'll increase the rotation a lot.
    Finally managed to get out for a decent looping session - wind and waves! Tried Shoreham instead of Camber and had a good hour where the wind/waves were great for loop attempts. Tried getting the hands further down the boom as suggested (looking at the video I still need to move both hands even further back but at least I am trying) and it helped but still seemed to be landing with the sail hitting the water hard and making it difficult to sail away. Fortunately I spoke to Richard, one of the local sailors who was looping very well and he pointed out my loops were way too vertical (endo style) and that I should think of getting the rotation a bit more horizontal when I sheeted in. So instead of pulling my body into the board I started to focus on pulling the sail/board in a more horizontal manner towards my body which definitely improved the loops (see video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekW3S3Nxb6Q) and enabled me to finish without worrying about trying to get the sail out of the water - very happy. So at this rate I should have them nailed in about 10 years.

    Great to see so many postings of sailors trying forwards and hats off to those trying off flat water - looks way too hard for me

    Great Video from Phil - watched it before sailing to get me focused and a great forum for encouraging us all to keep on trying (perseverance seems to be the secret to this move ).

  5. #355
    Yesterday I had one pretty good attempt in onshore conditions from a small chop. https://vimeo.com/136272522 . I'm guessing I'm still not throwing the mast to windward(?) I mostly hit the nose on the water pretty quick in a spock like manner.. sheet out and throw to get more height before sheeting in?

  6. #356
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mav View Post
    Yesterday I had one pretty good attempt in onshore conditions from a small chop. https://vimeo.com/136272522 . I'm guessing I'm still not throwing the mast to windward(?) I mostly hit the nose on the water pretty quick in a spock like manner.. sheet out and throw to get more height before sheeting in?
    Looks pretty close. I think it might also be worth taking a step back and doing the wymaroos as in the Pons looping video which should get you used to putting the sail into the correct position (more into wind - flare gybe style), using the correct sheeting in action and pushing through your front foot (much straighter). My technique just seems to revert to endo style loops which I crash most of the time so I am taking my own advice and going back to basics to learn the spin loop in the search for more success. Good luck.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXZOU4tUXy0

  7. #357
    Quote Originally Posted by Shep1 View Post
    Looks pretty close. I think it might also be worth taking a step back and doing the wymaroos as in the Pons looping video which should get you used to putting the sail into the correct position (more into wind - flare gybe style), using the correct sheeting in action and pushing through your front foot (much straighter). My technique just seems to revert to endo style loops which I crash most of the time so I am taking my own advice and going back to basics to learn the spin loop in the search for more success. Good luck.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXZOU4tUXy0
    Thanks for the response. I agree with you and appreciate the link. Watched it many times already!

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