For the lack of wind around here i tried to think out some
really crazy moves, up in a league where i probabely
shouldn;t think about even trying one. Nevertheless
i'd be interested to hear if anyone is doing them or knows
of more sane variations.
The thoughts were sparked by the air jibe: Sailor jumps,
shift's the sail in the air, board is pushed around,
sailor lands on the new tack, feet still in or near
the straps, feet twisted (ouch.). This one exists,
including some variations going on to a full 360.
My first thought: Would it be doable to do an "air duck jibe",
duck jibing the sail while airborne. Would probabely result
in a fully powered, nose first landing with feet twisted.
Probabely also quite some risk of slamming into the mast.
Maybe tacks are easier ? What about an "air duck tack" ?
Jump, duck jibe the sail, turn nose into the wind, land.
Several variations could exist: One could not really flip
the sail but more duck under the sail like in the ordinary
duck tack, getting backwinded in the air and then push the
mast through the wind. Or really jibe the sail into clew-first
position and then do something like 1/2 backloop clew-first.
At least sounds painfull to me.
Something more doable ? Maybe: "Jumped Heli Tack". Jump into
the wind but keep the board flat, Turn and backwind the sail
like for a heli tack, land. It would probebaly be easiest
to land before the clew goes through the wind, but
even that could be possible given enough air. Jibing
tha sail in the air would definitely make this one pretty
out of reach as well.
Any more ideas ? I'd be especially glad to hear about ideas
which work from small chop which i can have much more
often than big waves and the rest required for the
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