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Thread: First back loop attempts
20th October 2016, 08:21 PM #8
Another thought; if you are getting stuck and not rotating, you may not be flying the nose close enough to the wind before looking over the shoulder. There should be no need to swing/shake/shimmy/ the hips or exaggerate any body movement other than leading with your head and perhaps shoulders/front hand. If you are are too extended in your arms and legs you'll not rotate or will want to "chuck" the loop around into a flailing rotation. Watch Kauli's position on his backies. So perfect. His head is almost touching the mast he's so close to the rig before descending into a controlled descent. Nathan Mershon's back loops are a thing of beauty when he sails the Oregon coast too.
20th October 2016, 10:06 PM #9
i have tried several ways of getting these sorted
1- throw myself round like i'm doing a back somersault --- no success with this method ! -
usually ends in a big heap with no real sense of where it has gone wrong as its such a fast rotation maybe because the fast rotation kills the height of the jump ?
2- go really high straight up and try the looking over the shoulder method --- no success with this method !
i don't seem to get the rotation and sort of stick but don't rotate far enough and sort of land with me flat on my side full length which depending on the height i have had can be a real slap !
i seem to push the board higher up and the sail is flat whilst i'm in the air of a really steep ramp ?
anybody else had these issues ?
21st October 2016, 10:31 AM #10
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Not that i can do them but rather than get the board up an over your head I think you need to look back and twist your body round and let the board follow you. An inverted spin as oposed to an end over end loop. The board must go from initially up ward, to into the wind and level with you (although you would be looking in the other direction at this point), and then come back round to the leeward side and down to hit the water first.
22nd December 2016, 05:26 PM #11