Now I'm starting on freestyle.
And I wanted to know ow to do the Air jibe, If you can help me please.....
aaaaah!!! and I would want to know, what Freestyle manouvers can I start to do .
Sorry my english is not very good, I'm from spain (costa brava)
Congratulations for your good results in all of the competitions.
AAAAAAAHHH and what do you think about my new board, I know that It's not a starboard but for the moment I would start freestyling with this board, it's a PALMER 99l:D:D
try first the basics and try switch stance in the straps bicause if you dont you not how to geth out thats was mine first problem
A Vulcan also known as the Air Jibe is a freestyle windsurfing move, where the sailor performs a sliding downwind 180 degree turn with the board and in the footstraps.
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Hi carla, i can give you a few tips on the air gybe and vulcan.
just a slight note: an air gybe is slightly different from a vulcan, in a vulcan you stay in the footstraps untill the end of the move but with an air gybe you take off out the straps when you take off and land. in my opinion an air gybe is a bit of an 'old style' move so you should probably go for vulcans
first of all to do vulcans i would say you need to be competent at a few things:
1. able to pop the board going downwind
2. bieng able to do basic light wind freestyle e.g. helitacks, sail 360's
3. able to sail switch-stance IN the footstraps, a good exercise is switch-stance flare gybes and switch stance non-planing duck gybes
getting your kit setup right for freestyle is quite important. i personally put a little more out-haul and a little less downhaul on my sails for freestyle and generally sail them in far less wind than i would for blasting as a result usually ending up doing a bit of schlogging. as far as my boards go i have my footstraps loose enough so i can get by feet right over the centre line and somtimes have them a bit past the cetre line, and use the smallest fin i can get away with. i usually move the mast track a little further forward as i believe it makes sliding a little bit easier and position my foot straps on the most inboard and forward position possible. on my 86 ltr freestyle board i genarally sail it with a 5.2 and a 21cm fin in about 17 knots if the wind is consistent and put a 23cm fin in if its a bit gusty i am 63 kilos.
the vulcan comprises of a few steps these are
1. sail fast when preparing for the vulcan as it makes popping and sliding easier and also makes the sail lighter
2. pop the board a bit off the wind
3. similtaneosly let go with your back hand,throwing yourself around, bring your front hand across you(same as a tack) and grab the new boom side with your old back hand and grab the boom with your old front hand which is now your new back hand, doing this all whilst rotating around the nose
4. slide backwards back winded
5. suddenly change from bieng back winded to bieng switch stace going the other way ,when you stop sliding. remember to lean to windward as you change sail side
6. gain a little bit of forward momentem on your new tack, then change the feet round
hope this all makes sense, just remember the vulcan is not very hard and is very acheivable you just need to be dedicated and go out in light winds and practice the key skills such as: switch stance sailing, sailing backwinded e.t.c and you will have it in 2 weeks
nice board.... i got to get some of those. :D
Wow,,, this is cool mate.... thanks.
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