Looping – if you want it then do it. Don’t talk about it too much – just find out what you need to do, commit to it, find some like-minded loons and enjoy the journey. I will be here to guide you of course. There is do or do not, there is no try and all that Yoda mumbo jumbo.
Waveriding – this is the best fun you can have ever! Either with or without a rig in planing and non-planing winds and on big (windSUPS) or small boards (fsws, freemoves, wave boards – whatever).
Sliding – if you’re ready for a bone crunching assault and hours of psychological torture, then there is simply such a rewarding and unique feeling to finally accomplishing sliding backwards on the nose of your board in a vulcan, grubby, willy skipper or flaka. Freestylers, I do apologise for the old skool moves I’ve named, and yes we should all be burnering and boinging ourselves into oblivion, but hey – we got to walk first!
So there you have it – the Moves That Matter. As the series progresses I’ll be providing you with words of wisdom, illuminating images and virtuous videos to inspire you in your quest to attain, retain and rip in all areas.
You can refresh yourself with some early tips by visiting my Boardseeker technique page or for some New Year’s inspiration check out my Live Coaching forward looping tips from Winner to Wavesailor right here on Boardseeker.
“Fear of the unknown is not something to be rationalised, merely to be recognised.” Jem Hall, edited and plucked by Richard Greentree, great friend, fellow ‘80s beginner and early inspiration for my windsurfing.
If you seriously want to improve and have a fantastic holiday book on one of Jem’s coaching clinics NOW! For 2012 he kicks off with marvellous Marsa Alam in March, then magical Moulay in May, reliable Rhodes in summer, beautiful Brandon Bay, Ireland in October, and the pièce de résistance, PSC, Baja in August.
Jem’s brand new wave technique movie Winner to Wavesailor is ready to PURCHASE NOW, and for all your fundamentals he has Beginner to Winner. You can now buy all three movies, including Freestyle, in the Trilogy box set.
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