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Foiling Jibes -- Strapped or Strapless?

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ulx
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Re: Foiling Jibes -- Strapped or Strapless?

Postby ulx » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:31 am

I think the most important thing to learn a jibe or anything else is to do it as often as you can. It is usually the ones doing all those looong tacks with a foilboard that don't get comfortable with basic manoeuvres. My advice is, do it again and again and again. If I really want to progress my tacks are of 100m at most.

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Re: Foiling Jibes -- Strapped or Strapless?

Postby rightguard » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:32 am

Just wanted to add a little coming from a beginner.

Today I was going into the ribe, move both feet forward... as soon as the board hit the water I would move the other foot back and finish the jibe. I got a couple where I would only touch down for a couple seconds. Not the best but it was helping me figure out how it's suppose to feel.


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