> I am currently faceplanting in a cloud of spay, whilst trying to learn this
FUn, isn't it?
> Not really getting anywhere near.....
> Of those stars out there who can do it, which hand change do you use, how
> long did it take you to learn and have you any other tips to break it down ?
Can't really do them with any consistency yet myself but getting
nearer: Only 50% explosion, in the other cases flipping the rig works
well and i mostly just don't get the board around far enough.
I once had a chat with Peter Garzke, a quite hot freestyler from
Germany, and asked him exactly your question: He said that it does no
matter how to flip the sail, he's doing boo-to-boom himself whereas
others, like Josh Stone, always grab the mast. Some think that the Spock
i easier when grabbing the mast however, so if you plan on learning this
move as well you may want to practice the volcans the same way. But i
think that the sail flip isn't the problem if you can jibe reasonably
well and controlled. It's more the coordination of jumping, turning the
board and reversing the direction of travel after landing. For the first
part it seems to help to look over the back shoulder upon leaving the
water. Jumping on a brad reach also seems sensible. For getting going, i
hope i can tell you more in three weeks from now, after acation...