Spock

What the heck, claim the move my raising your arm. You have just stuck a very difficult move, a fricking Back-Loop, and you are ecstatic.
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Rider: Royn Bartholdi

Steps

Tips for step 1)   Unhook, pick some smooth area of water and maybe a little chop to start a jump.
Tips for step 2)  Jump out of the water. A good and powerful takeoff is important and you want to bear just slightly off the wind.
Tips for step 3)   Let go of the back hand.
Tips for step 4)   Grab the mast or boom with the open hand.
Tips for step 5)   Grab the mast or boom with the open hand.
Tips for step 6)   Pull the mast into the wind. Notice my weight is still leaning forward.
Tips for step 7)   Let go of the old boom hand and lean over the nose of the board.
Tips for step 8)  The sail will get backwinded.
Tips for step 9)  Push into the sail as the board spins around.
Tips for step 10)   Continue to push the sail thru the eye of the wind
Tips for step 11)  Pull the sail vertical.
Tips for step 12)   Keep your body vertical.
Tips for step 13)  Grab the boom on the new side.
Tips for step 14)  Adjust the stalled board.
Tips for step 15)  Trim and sail away.
Tips for step 16)   Claim it!

Tips

  • The smoother the water the easier the move is to learn. Avoid Chop.
  • Land with your weight on your toes.
  • Make sure the fin gets out of the water and throw the board around so the tail gets a full 180 degrees around.
  • Speed is your friend.
  • A common mistake to land with your weight too far back, causing you to catch a rail of your board and sending you into the water.
  • Having your Vulcan dialed is very advantageous.
  • Bear off wind to start the 360 process.
  • Really lean on that front foot.

Ideas

Clew First, Switch stance, One-hand...combinations thereof.