footwork during duck jibe

footwork during duck jibe

Post by Pawel Kostula » Sun, 06 Aug 2000 04:00:00


My old front foot (y'all know what I mean) is stuck in the footstrap in
a weird position after the sail flip when duck jibing, trying to get it
out of the strap in time interferes with smooth exit, any advice?
thanks in advance

Pawel

 
 
 

footwork during duck jibe

Post by Hugo » Mon, 07 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Do you wear booties? Loose them
Do you stuff your foot very deep in? Try to pull it a little bit loose when
entering the jibe.
But I think the problem is twisting you foot in the strap before pulling it
out. If your foot is twisted in the strap, it will get stuck.
So maybe you can try to swap your feet a bit earlier, so you can get your
front foot out of the strap before the board has turned  past downwind. This
way your boardposition will not be in a strange angle to your body, and your
foot won't have to twist inside the strap.
Good luck
Greetings Hugo



Quote:
> My old front foot (y'all know what I mean) is stuck in the footstrap in
> a weird position after the sail flip when duck jibing, trying to get it
> out of the strap in time interferes with smooth exit, any advice?
> thanks in advance

> Pawel


 
 
 

footwork during duck jibe

Post by unixmidiplu.. » Mon, 07 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> My old front foot (y'all know what I mean) is stuck in the footstrap
in
> a weird position after the sail flip when duck jibing, trying to get
it
> out of the strap in time interferes with smooth exit, any advice?
> thanks in advance

  Just leave it there. Sail away "goofy footed" with that foot
still in the strap. After you are on a plane, and have collected
all the "style points" for a graceful duck jibe, then worry about
that foot.

  At that point (while on a plane), shift your weight to the
new front foot, and twist the old front foot out of the strap.
If it still refuses to budge, the straps might be too loose.
Don't despair tho, you can still salvage some style points.
Since you are on a plane, you can bear off the wind to relieve
some of the pressure and try again. In the worst case, you could
even jibe again, which will certainly relieve the pressure (and
gain you even more style points).

  Alternatively, you could switch your feet before flipping
the sail. This means that you must carve the jibe "on your heels".
It's must more awkward to do, but if you *do* master it, think
about the # of style points you'll get. :-)

-- Larry

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footwork during duck jibe

Post by Pawel Kostula » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

I apllied the advice with notable improvement.  Another problem I see
(many sailors do it) is that the arc of carve is not smooth but has sharp
turn by the end with board rounding up suddendly into wind due to too much
pressure on the tail I think.  How do you make it nice and fluent without
losing speed?

Pawel

Quote:



> > My old front foot (y'all know what I mean) is stuck in the footstrap
> in
> > a weird position after the sail flip when duck jibing, trying to get
> it
> > out of the strap in time interferes with smooth exit, any advice?
> > thanks in advance

>   Just leave it there. Sail away "goofy footed" with that foot
> still in the strap. After you are on a plane, and have collected
> all the "style points" for a graceful duck jibe, then worry about
> that foot.

>   At that point (while on a plane), shift your weight to the
> new front foot, and twist the old front foot out of the strap.
> If it still refuses to budge, the straps might be too loose.
> Don't despair tho, you can still salvage some style points.
> Since you are on a plane, you can bear off the wind to relieve
> some of the pressure and try again. In the worst case, you could
> even jibe again, which will certainly relieve the pressure (and
> gain you even more style points).

>   Alternatively, you could switch your feet before flipping
> the sail. This means that you must carve the jibe "on your heels".
> It's must more awkward to do, but if you *do* master it, think
> about the # of style points you'll get. :-)

> -- Larry

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.

 
 
 

footwork during duck jibe

Post by Pawel Kostula » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Hope it takes me less than that

Pawel

Quote:

> Years of practice.

> RobSm

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footwork during duck jibe

Post by RobS » Thu, 10 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>I apllied the advice with notable improvement.  Another problem I see
>(many sailors do it) is that the arc of carve is not smooth but has sharp
>turn by the end with board rounding up suddendly into wind due to too much
>pressure on the tail I think.  How do you make it nice and fluent without
>losing speed?

Years of practice.

RobSm

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footwork during duck jibe

Post by Hubertus Wob » Thu, 10 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>I apllied the advice with notable improvement.  Another problem I see
>(many sailors do it) is that the arc of carve is not smooth but has sharp
>turn by the end with board rounding up suddendly into wind due to too
much
>pressure on the tail I think.  How do you make it nice and fluent without
>losing speed?

just concentrate more on your carving throughout the WHOLE jibe and not so
much on the sail shifting

- hubi