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surfcowboy

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Re: learning: should I commit to learning switch stance?
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2021, 07:26:14 PM »
Keep at it JD, it comes fast now. And yeah, after a while you start to think, “I could surf like this.”

Looking forward to a year from now when all the guys here are foiling switch on waves. It’s gonna happen.

That 6 to 26 wind sounds like us down here in SoCal.

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Re: learning: should I commit to learning switch stance?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2021, 10:26:47 PM »
I did three clean toeside/heelside jibes today, and two foiling switches, Yeah, that means one of the jibes ended with a splash, but I winged out of the jibe, so I'm counting it.
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Re: learning: should I commit to learning switch stance?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2021, 11:14:23 AM »
wind wasn't quite there this morning, so I decided to work on "wrong foot" in the surf.  I made myself promise that I would try to surf all morning taking off wrong foot forward.  Wow, it is much much harder to do in the waves than on a wing.   Managing the subtle weight shifts on takeoff and anticipating the way the wave changes is really a challenge compared to just managing a wing with flat-ish water.  This will be good for me - it feels like I am starting from scratch physically, but with the knowledge of what I'm supposed to do.

For the last half hour I allowed myself to go for it normal stance.  And, now I realized just how much of a leap gear has made.  I have my older big front wing (NL220) and big tail set in the long position.  I used to think this setup was amazing.  It really is extremely difficult to surf in comparison.  It is so pitch stable, which I don't find to be a good thing.  I couldn't control the height in the waves because it takes forever to adjust pitch before it will move up or down. 

 


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