aerial transition - on skim

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kangaroo
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Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:59 pm

aerial gybe quick reference ive just put on a hosting page for viewing - link below.

i have aerial tack - forward loop transition - kiteloop attempts crashes ! - shuv its - surface passes - carving - water starting - and a few wave face trixs i cud add

also videos of skim and surfboard action (strapless) from down under

if anyone has a trix in mind if capable ill try get something on film for a help technique

already a flooded market but not so much for the slowly increasing numers riding strapless...?

food for thought - just testing demand...

feel free to pass comment good/bad - im only a novice on the www

enjoy!

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Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:00 am

Good skills Martin.

Uploaded the pics onto my server so we can keep this one!

Controlled speed - kite drifting to noon - back hand placed around centre line - looking for small ramp to carve into - front hand ready to reach down...

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Rather than pop i call it a stomp - front foot pushes down board as i climb small ramp slightly into the wind and then lifts at the same time as i rock my weight into my back leg (olly technique) - i have contact with mid point of rail before the boards tail is clear of the water...

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throughout the sequence im sheeted in to gain lift and slow kite movement - lift board kick legs to the side for style (!) - push nose of board aiming to land board downwind - higher you are longer you delay release for this method ...

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this landing from a different sequence shows a common problem - lack of height resulting in me having to dive kite to salvage the transition

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kangaroo
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Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:12 pm

started these on the surfboard in shallow water on inside - alot harder on boards of 6 ft plus surfboards - harder to grab thick rail and control lift from chop / flat - easy for wind to catch rail of board and attempt to kill you in the head....

same goes for riding board backwards with fin out of water - alot easier in boards of 5ft 6 or below - all old time windsurfing tricks coming out of the closet - ive watched alot of videos with strapless action - im thinking alot ride very low volume sized up skimboards with a surf outlines for freestyle - i stand to be corrected.... check out the forum below and watch some of the video clips from around the globe - incredulous ideas / inspirational riders pushing it forward

http://www.losethestraps.com/forum" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:17 am

Thanks for the link Martin!

riding backwards was on the agenda for last weekend until I got up and found the wind had gone to shit. Will be trying these next time though, biggish boards mine are, so could be fun, wider stance might be the answer!

Where's the wind?

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Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:48 am

that's my excuse.... that all the clever strapless tricks are impossible on a 6 1 board.
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