I've given up trying to jibe

12 posts / 0 new
Last post
arrogantj's picture
arrogantj
Offline
Joined: 01/24/2012 - 14:11
Posts: 599
I've given up trying to jibe

Years down the toilet and nothing. This looks easier:

IMAGE(<a href="https://i.imgur.com/EbaeXfm.gif" rel="nofollow">https://i.imgur.com/EbaeXfm.gif</a>)

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

Randy's picture
Randy
Offline
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 2441
Re: I've given up trying to jibe

There's a trick to it. Just bend your knees. Also, don't plane all the way through your jibes. Makes it a lot easier.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

arrogantj's picture
arrogantj
Offline
Joined: 01/24/2012 - 14:11
Posts: 599
Re: I've given up trying to jibe
Randy wrote:

There's a trick to it. Just bend your knees. Also, don't plane all the way through your jibes. Makes it a lot easier.

Of course, you bend your knees. How else does one pedal a unicycle? Shok

How I plane my jibes:

IMAGE(<a href="https://media0.giphy.com/media/VK8dl1cYqVmjS/giphy.gif" rel="nofollow">https://media0.giphy.com/media/VK8dl1cYqVmjS/giphy.gif</a>)

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 7566
Re: I've given up trying to jibe
Randy's picture
Randy
Offline
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 2441
Re: I've given up trying to jibe

I'm glad this wasn't around when I started windsurfing. I'd have never taken up anything that requires 480 pages of instruction. I don't read the "Quick Start" guide when I get a new Tech item.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

webguy's picture
webguy
Offline
Joined: 12/31/2000 - 22:01
Posts: 7566
Re: I've given up trying to jibe
Randy wrote:

I'm glad this wasn't around when I started windsurfing. I'd have never taken up anything that requires 480 pages of instruction. I don't read the "Quick Start" guide when I get a new Tech item.

No worries. I'm willing to bet most of us have never gotten past the material on p. 10. Biggrin

Randy's picture
Randy
Offline
Joined: 05/05/2002 - 10:38
Posts: 2441
Re: I've given up trying to jibe

I never even read the sticker on my Mistral boards after the word Auchtung. Sounded bad. I figured it was kind of like the side effect warnings that come with medicines. You read them and pretty soon you will have the side effects. Better not to know.

Excuse me while I kiss the sky

arrogantj's picture
arrogantj
Offline
Joined: 01/24/2012 - 14:11
Posts: 599
Re: I've given up trying to jibe

I think I bought a board from you once... Shok

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

gene_mathis's picture
gene_mathis
Offline
Joined: 05/17/2002 - 05:00
Posts: 1762
Re: I've given up trying to jibe

Years ago, someone (maybe Patrick Kirkland) had the Tricktionary book with the videos (probably version #1) and loaned it to me when I was down in tarpon springs for a few weeks. I remember it was a very cool book, kind of like Peter Hart's showing off #1 and #2 videos to the extreme.

Gene

Gene Mathis
WindSense Windsurfing
404-735-4944

Marek's picture
Marek
Offline
Joined: 11/27/2004 - 09:05
Posts: 145
Re: I've given up trying to jibe

Problem is that jibing (and all the other tricks) require some movement of air...which we have a major shortage of.

Marek

arrogantj's picture
arrogantj
Offline
Joined: 01/24/2012 - 14:11
Posts: 599
Re: I've given up trying to jibe
Marek wrote:

Problem is that jibing (and all the other tricks) require some movement of air...which we have a major shortage of.

Wind doesn't help all of us, sadly.

IMAGE(<a href="https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-02-2015/Yrao4o.gif" rel="nofollow">https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-02-2015/Yrao4o.gif</a>)

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

arrogantj's picture
arrogantj
Offline
Joined: 01/24/2012 - 14:11
Posts: 599
Re: I've given up trying to jibe

Apparently, it's hard if the wind is upside down (Aussie). Lots of wind, bear off, make sure you are in front of friends, in front of camera, oversheet...

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.