Weird happening during Jibe

Weird happening during Jibe

Post by Dave Crabb » Fri, 21 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Have been trying to really plane though jibes and have been
experimenting with laying sail down, stepping, not stepping, etc.

Yesterday had real weird sensation.

While flying into a turn, I pressured the back rail fairly hard. Since
it's been a little bumpy, I was having problems with the front edge
digging in and slowing me down. Thus I thought if I put more
weight/pressure on the back, the front leeward edge wouldn't dig in.

What happened on 2 jibes was that just after the turn, the board totally
stopped tracking and ploughed in a straight line. It stopped carving the
turn at all. What happened?

Did I bury the whole back edge so much that it wouldn't behave as an
edge?

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Dave Crabbe
Instructor - Computer Service technician
Nova Scotia Community College - Burridge Campus

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Weird happening during Jibe

Post by NLW TFW » Fri, 21 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Yes, and you were going 15-20 miles per hour too slow. If your eyeballs
aren't flattened out by the wind, if you aren't puking from fear, if you
don't have several police boards chasing you and firing shotguns at your
footstraps, if you can close your mouth again after opening it -- you're
not going fast enough to carve your first jibe.

Mike \m/
Never Leave Wind To Find Wind

 
 
 

Weird happening during Jibe

Post by Serge Rezzonic » Sat, 22 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> What happened on 2 jibes was that just after the turn, the board totally
> stopped tracking and ploughed in a straight line. It stopped carving the
> turn at all. What happened?

If I understood your description, the problem wasn't lack of speed,
as Mike pictured so nicely.

You probably put too much pressure on the edge too fast and the fin
stalled (kind of like a spin-out). This happens especially with
race/slalom fins and less with wave fins.

Try putting pressure with your feet more gradually at the beginning.

--

Serge

 
 
 

Weird happening during Jibe

Post by NLW TFW » Sat, 22 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Serge might be right in that it's a stall, but it happens every time I
apply too much rail pressure while going too slow and it never happens
when the cops are shooting at me. I jumped on the speed soapbox because so
many beginning jibers  go about it much too slowly. Speed lets us coast
longer, giving us more room and time to correct errors, recover, and
continue the jibe.
Mike \m/
Never Leave Wind To Find Wind

 
 
 

Weird happening during Jibe

Post by Xtrspor » Sun, 23 Jun 1996 04:00:00

Sometimes when I'm going fast and pressure the rail too hard, and too
quickly the board will spin out during the turn. When this happens, the
board will get half-way throught the turn then just stop tracking.
Sometimes it's hard to realize what's happening at the time. It's kind of
wierd and doesn't feel like a regular spin-out, the board just stops
turning.

The biggest thing that helped me keep good board speed through the turn
was getting my step and sail transition working properly. Stepping at the
right time keeps the nose down and the board carving through the turn on a
plane. If you transition the sail properly, you'll be pulling on the new
boom just as the board is starting to run out of steam.

Clock method:
I find that if I go into a turn traveling from 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock, the
wind is blowing from 6 o'clock and I'm heading directly down wind at 12
noon, that I need to switch my feet and transition my sail at around 1
o'clock. This seems to work best for keeping the sucker on a plane but
NLWTFWNM is right when he recommends to go into the jibe crying from
windburn. The faster you go the easier it gets.

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