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Old 6th February 2008, 05:12 AM   #8
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 799


Thanks for your quick responses. I am not looking for jibing lessons and I know my technique can be improved upon.

With the 38cm fin, the spin outs occur occasionally on the jibes and if I am heading up a bit into the chop.

I am working on my "lay down" jibes (sail raked back and sheeted in),keeping the pressure on boom/mast, knees bent adsorbing the bumps. When I spin out, it occurs just before the midpoint of the jibe, shortly after I sink the rail and begin carving. The fin spins out towards the center of the radius, which turns the board away from the direction I want to go.

Your point about the wider tails must be the issue, since I now recall a few spinouts on my formula boards mid jibe. Rare, but it has happened.

Practice makes perfect so I will stick with it.

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