I sailed with Pascal Hardy on the Oregon Coast last Summer and he was throwing
them with ease. I videotaped some of them to analyze frame by frame. Obviously
, looking for a steep back loop ramp to hit with speed, he did not stall out
at the apex as much as a back , initiated the back wind rotation earlier, and
here was the key; he sheeted out while sticking his ***straight out. This
caused a mid-air correction lining him up 90degrees off the wind for landing.
I'm a visual learner so video helps me study
the moves for technique, but I'm afraid on this move it looks easier than it
is. I sailed with Wyman, the Pritchards, and Ian Boyd also when they were
throwing push loops and they all tweak them a little differently.
I'm still trying to slow my rotation on backs, sometimes those 1 3/4 rotations
are kind of exciting!
> I just competed at the British wave championships in Cornwall, where i drew
> Nik Baker in the first round. He did 2 perfect push loops in my heat, so
> i've realised it's a bout time i learnt. Has anyone got any tips on how to
> do them? 'cause it's gonna be windy tomorrow!
> From Matt Llewhellin K-360