1 Handed Carving 360

Letting go of the front hand during a Carving-360 gives the extra style needed to highlight a move often overused and overlooked. As a general rule, when a move becomes boring then tweak it out somehow. Be creative! Simply letting go of the front hand not only demonstrates your mastery of this move but also impresses your rich uncle who drove all the way from Montana just to see you windsurf.
Step 1 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
Step 2 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
Step 3 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
Step 4 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
Step 5 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
Step 6 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
Step 7 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
Step 8 instruction for 1 Handed Carving 360
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Rider: Royn Bartholdi

Steps

Tips for step 1)  Head downwind and move the back hand forward on the boom.
Tips for step 2)  Let go of the front hand and stretch it out. Sorry I am a little out of the frame here.
Tips for step 3)   As the board reaches the bottom of the arc then grab the boom again.
Tips for step 4)  Keep the rig drawn back toward the tail and your body over the sail.
Tips for step 5)  Place the forward foot in front of the mast and backwind the sail.
Tips for step 6)   Push with your front foot, pull the mast vertical.
Tips for step 7)  Sheet in the sail.
Tips for step 8)  Trim, sail away.

Tips

 Make sure you have the Standard-Carving-360 mastered.


Ideas

  • Try letting go of the back hand instead. What adjustments must you make?
  • Try dragging the open arm.