|> Well, I've managed to pull off about a dozen in my life so far, but
|> I'd like to be able to rip off a clean duck at least 90% of the time. Any
|> veteran duck jibers out there to offer some advice? I'm pretty sure I have
|> the motion down pat, i.e. the smooth, quick duck and pulloff with the back
|> hand. However, timing seems to still be my main problem. Invariably, I do it
|> too early or too late in the turn, and I either get backwinded, or slammed.
|> Some easy to remember suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
|> P.S. I can offer some good advice on helicopter tacks, as I just
|> figured out how to make them possible for mere mortals.
I guess concentration is the key. Duck jibes require the board to smoothly turn eventually using
the feet to control it and the body and arms to catch that particular moment when the sail can
be pulled off.
My personal experience in duck jibing proves me that 'it ain't going to pass' just because I
managed a few previously. I have to keep concentration to catch that particular moment and
it's not easy. But that is my experience and I'm sure there are people out there that can do much
better and probably have a better feeling with less concentration.
I remember there are times where I just don't duck jibe anymore because of different reasons
and when I finally want to do it again I lose the 'trick' (or the habit, or the feeling) and it takes
time to come back.
One positive thing about duck jibing, is that it help me improving jibing, I have the feeling that
they are much more smooth now, anyone else had the same feeling?
Re: Ps. I'll be interested in anything about tacks since this is the thing I'm working on hard