Forward loop

Forward loop

Post by Daniel S » Fri, 15 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Well i have finally got the nerve up to go for a few forwards.
attempts so far have been largely unsuccesful.
Ive studied acpouple of mags, one which tells me to unhook then do a double
chop hop then do the drill, the other makes no mention of unhooking. Just
bear off, chop hop etc etc.
Question, do i have to unhook?
I hate jumping, chop hopping out of the harness, i seem to loose power, and
it feels goofey.
Help
 
 
 

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Post by Robert Youda » Fri, 15 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I would recommend unhooking when trying anything radical and new (unless you
are keen on the idea of wrenching muscles and joints!)

Rob

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Quote:

>Well i have finally got the nerve up to go for a few forwards.
>attempts so far have been largely unsuccesful.
>Ive studied acpouple of mags, one which tells me to unhook then do a double
>chop hop then do the drill, the other makes no mention of unhooking. Just
>bear off, chop hop etc etc.
>Question, do i have to unhook?
>I hate jumping, chop hopping out of the harness, i seem to loose power, and
>it feels goofey.
>Help


 
 
 

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Post by Bil » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00

On Thu, 14 Jan 1999 15:40:38 +1100, "Daniel S."

Quote:

>Well i have finally got the nerve up to go for a few forwards.
>attempts so far have been largely unsuccesful.
>Ive studied acpouple of mags, one which tells me to unhook then do a double
>chop hop then do the drill, the other makes no mention of unhooking. Just
>bear off, chop hop etc etc.
>Question, do i have to unhook?
>I hate jumping, chop hopping out of the harness, i seem to loose power, and
>it feels goofey.
>Help

Unhook so you can bail out if you need to.

 
 
 

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Post by bil kle » Sat, 16 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Also, since commitment is 90 %, i think you are more commited not to
> bail when initiating the jump in the lines....

however, if you surprise yourself and actually make it around but
your feet don't stay on the board during landing, you risk breaking
your boom (or other related stuff) since your rig stops going down
(more or less) but your body doesn't.  don't ask me how i know... ;)

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Post by Thomas Reynold » Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Also, since commitment is 90 %, i think you are more commited not to
> > bail when initiating the jump in the lines....

> however, if you surprise yourself and actually make it around but
> your feet don't stay on the board during landing, you risk breaking
> your boom (or other related stuff) since your rig stops going down
> (more or less) but your body doesn't.  don't ask me how i know... ;)

Well I hate to rain on your collective parades, but if you try to do your
first loop hooked in you are out of your mind
To get lorts of rotation (which 1st timers need) you have to straighten
your front arm out and take a big gulp of back hand (ie a long way down
the boom) Doing this hooked in is near impossible. I only loop in the
harness when I am going for a one handed forward, and I genrally struggle
for rotation compared to hooked out. Thats whay you never (ok I'm sure
someone has) see one handed flat water forwards, because you just can't
boost in round enough.

Forwards are really simple (no, really)

1. Commit
2. Really commit
3 Accept it will hurt
4 Look for a wave (any wave just decide THAT is the one)
5 jump up (don't just launch before you leave the wave)
6 straighten that front arm, sheet in really hard and oull your legs up at
the same time
7 look backwards (rear shoulder)
8 Close your eyes if you must
9 Wait (not too long i promise) By this I mean don't just automatically
bail when that weird catapaulty feeling comes over you. This is what a
forward _feels_ like.
10 sail away and try a push loop

Tom

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Post by MHPot » Sun, 31 Jan 1999 04:00:00

First time in on this thread; but I'm reading what Mr. Thomas Reynolds here is
telling you;

 >Well I hate to rain on your collective parades, but if you try to do your

Quote:
>first loop hooked in you are out of your mind
>To get lorts of rotation (which 1st timers need) you have to straighten
>your front arm out and take a big gulp of back hand (ie a long way down
>the boom) Doing this hooked in is near impossible.

and he is 100% correctumundo.  You need to get that front hand pushing the boom
way out in front.  It's nearly impossible to do that hooked in.