>I would like some helpful hints, maybe steps to complete a duck jibe.
>I am a wave sailor heading to Aruba for a week and figured this would be a
>for the week.
With a little practice, I bet you'll be making some on the first or second day.
A few tips:
1. Flip earlier than you do for a carve jibe. Reach way back.
2. Keep a steady carve going.
3. It's easier to clear the sail - without whacking yourself in the head with
the clew - if you lower the mast towards the water a little as you flip.
4. Don't sheet in or switch your feet until you're comfortable off in the new
If you want to speed up your progress - take a lesson from Dasher, Armando or
Eddie at Vela. One lesson or two should suffice.
Jealous in hot, sticky, windless C***te,
> I would like some helpful hints, maybe steps to complete a duck jibe.
> I am a wave sailor heading to Aruba for a week and figured this would be a goal
> for the week.
Practice the sail flip on land, and then hit the water, and focus on the carve.
And take a lesson from Dasher or Armando (I think Eddie's at the Gorge now).
> >I would like some helpful hints, maybe steps to complete a duck jibe.
> I had a terrible time with this jibe at first. I was learning with my 6.9, not
> recommended. I would make the sail change and then the sail would get ripped
> out of my hands.
> What solved the problem was for me to let the air release from the sail after
> the change.
I was curious about what technique you use to release the
pressure from the sail once it is on its new side. How do you
do that? I have noticed that the duck jibe is very different
from the usual jibe in that the pressure of the sail at the mast
base controls the attitude of the board quite a bit, in ways
that you would with your feet etc in the other jibe. This
control is great, it seems that once you get used to controlling
the carve with the sail by duck-flipping it nice and early, the
carve can be made very nice and stable.
To spill wind when exiting the jibe, do you tilt the sail in a
certain way while finishing up the carve?
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