14ToeSide wrote:Any tips on switching before the turn? I have not yet been very successful on my Surfboard yet. I weigh 241 Pies. Loose all my Board Speed when I switch and then into the Drink!
Just move your rear foot towards the front strap first, and then the former front foot rearwards
Later you can maybe do this in one jump with both feet, like most of us do - but start having both feet at the front straps for a moment.
Then you'll keep your glide and speed.
You most likely do it somewhat opposite, so you get your weight on back of the board, which is no good.
It will be easier if you initiate the jibe at the same time, so you dont have to lean forward and bend your front leg and ride "active" toeside with kitepull.
I never use this (apart from for fun and practising) as it makes no sense in waves IMO.
But I often switch feet going into the jibe, instead of at the middle or when going out, as normally.
This works awesome when jibing on the inside in heavy shorebreak, where you dont want to switch when you have to go over the breaking wave, and going toeside sucks here if gnarly conditions
So you simply switch feet immediately after you've begun your carve (maybe around the first quarter), so you are in the straps (or on the "strong" non-toeside side if strapless), and can conquer ANY huge steep wave dumping
Even if jibing onto a huge wave in the impact zone, I prefer switching IN the jibe, and not before - feels much better and safer