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Changing the way you jibe?

Postby styleito » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:27 am

Have any of you had any luck changing the way you jibe?

When riding directional kiteboards, I have always switched my feet before the jibe on my strong side and after the jibe on my weak side. That's always worked well but with my foilboard I'm finding it difficult on my strong side to stay on foil while switching. My weak side jibe, on the other hand, is really smooth and solid. Underpowered, overpowered, butter, or chop I can pretty much reliably stay on foil while switching on my weak side.
I like to ride strapped (3 straps) also. I feel like a cross step works better with straps than a hop switch. Cross stepping works well before the jibe but, I think it might be more difficult after the jibe.
So, I'm thinking about trying to do my strong side the same as I do my weak side. It seems like a daunting task. Fighting against not only years of muscle memory but also my instincts.

Any tips on relearning against my instincts or should I just try to improve the way I currently jibe.

Thanks.

Here's a video showing how I currently do jibes. I'm a goofyfoot so, my strong side is riding to the right.

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby Wazza Foil » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 am

Same for me (strapless surfboard in surf goofy or natural all good but natural a bit better) but SUP surf including foil a goofy foot.
Toe side to heel and back no problem natural, down wind toe or heel side no problems but goofey clumsy.
Maybe my brain, at 72 - are you an old bloke?

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby styleito » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:43 pm

Wazza Foil wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 am
are you an old bloke?
I'm 50.

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby SENDIT! » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:03 pm

Wow, wouldn't have expected to see the Razor used for foiling! ;)

I'm still working on just lifting a foot for a moment, so I'm not even to your issue yet. I'm a goofy foot and I've just been turning downwind heelside to toeside. Interested to hear what you figure out.

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:14 pm

styleito wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Wazza Foil wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 am
are you an old bloke?
I'm 50.
Over the hill

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby styleito » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:09 am

SENDIT! wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:03 pm
Wow, wouldn't have expected to see the Razor used for foiling!
The Razor seems to work well enough for me foiling.
It probably pulls through a downloop harder than other kites but not enough to be a problem.
The only real difficulty is with deepwater relaunching in light winds.

Good luck with your jibe progression.

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby styleito » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:11 am

3InletsWindsports wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:14 pm
styleito wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Wazza Foil wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 am
are you an old bloke?
I'm 50.
Over the hill
:D Sad but true.

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby Wazza Foil » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:20 am

3InletsWindsports wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:14 pm
styleito wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Wazza Foil wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:54 am
are you an old bloke?
I'm 50.
Over the hill
I am enjoying life 'over the hill' as it's all down hill in a good way - no need to struggle up hill just enjoy the ride. Enjoy the experience you have gained and ignore the negatives.

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby jakemoore » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:07 am

I have the same condition but opposite as I’m regular foot. My jibe practice routine is to do a heel toe heel S turn then jibe. Practicing toe side and trying to point as high as I can on my weak toe side helps me do the foot switch before jibing from strong to weak.

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Re: Changing the way you jibe?

Postby eddiemorgs » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:00 pm

If you want to change , you need to figure out what you do on your strong transition side against your weak transition side.

I had a big difference on either side. And I come from windsurfing , which requires a more balanced transition of both sides.
But i think it’s really important to be able to do the same thing on both sides so I worked at copying what I did on the good side to the bad side.
But at the same time you have to figure out how to gybe.
I can now transition without too much trouble ... I focus on weight on over the mast and transitioning from the back foot ... not the front foot , or you go over the front. Bury the mast in water then push off the board so it rises a little when you swap.
Then controlling the foil with the new back foot when I have swapped. After a bit you get pretty good at it.

Then do it 500 times. If I blow a gybe , i do it again in the same direction. The practice is worth it. I am now working on down looping on both sides to gybe , both toe and heel side turns. It just gives you a whole bunch of tricks you can pull out in certain situations.

These skills will be great for riding waves which is my thing.

Cheers.


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