I have just learned to waterstart and now working on gybes.
In mid-wind I can do a gybe pretty well but it's kind of a static thing.
I cannot make that effective curve, whenever I get back towards the fin
and try to shift the sail toward the wind, the board slows down and I
slowely turn up the wind. Any attempts to shift the weight into the turn
are finished in the water or on the sail. And of course in stronger
winds I am ending up in the water most of the time :-). When do I need
to get out of straps?
I use a longboard Fanatic 325/160l with 5.0 or 5.6 Wave sails.
Probably will be soon in the market for something lighter (90l?) with
bigger sail (6.4+?) but do not know yet what.