Grubbies

An aerial downwind 360 using the scoop on the front of the board for sliding and rotating the board.   The Grubby is a nickname for Greg Allaway of Australia -- the inventor of this maneuver, who accidentally stuck this move by spinning out on a downwind 360.

This maneuver is best performed in underpowered conditions. The initial challenge is learning to jump the tail around while heading downwind and to avoid the painful pseudo-loop scenerio by training the body to sheet out the sail and lean back agains the sail upon catching the nose of the board on the water. Some sailors have described the maneuver as leaving the sail behind as they jump the tail downwind.

Key Points

Bear almost dead down wind but not quite. Spread you hands and try moving them a little back on the booms perform a quick jump, sheet in, and extend mast hand out Focus on kicking the tail of the board downwind and extending back leg Extend the clew arm out and bend the mast arm with sliding backward

1. Basic Variations

The Standard Grubby has three natural variations: The Grubby 540, the Grubby into a Carving 360, and the Grubby Diablo. I have also seen Web Pedrick do amazing one-handed Grubbies.

2. Switch Stance Variations (Esliders)

The switch stance variation is called an ESLIDER which also has the 540, 1-handed, and Diablo variations.

Variations
Grubby Standard
Grubby 540
Grubby into 360
Grubby Diablo
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ESlider Standard
ESlider 540
ESlider 1-hand
ESlider Diablo
Note: an ESlider is just another name for a switch stance Grubby.

Move Definitions for Grubbies

Grubby to 360: A Grubby followed seamlessly by a carving 360
Grubby: An aerial downwind 360. Named after the inventor, Greg Allaway who accidentally stuck this move by spinning out on a downwind 360.
Chachoo: A Grubby and a sail 360 fused together into one move. The sail rotation is performed mid-air. Inventor Ricardo Compello.
Grubby 540: A Grubby ending in another 180 degree rotation so the move is actually a transition.