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The Moves That Matter: Carve Gybe Overview

Jem Hall joins Boards, for the next installment of his technique series ‘Moves That Matter’. This time Jem gives us a full breakdown on the carve gybe and the main top tips involved.

Gybing in pictures...Image credit Karel Tyc

I hope that you are getting into my new technique series now and please remember you can feedback and question over on our fine forum (new members invited and very very welcome) and on the very own Moves that Matter thread – by clicking here.

After presenting the key gybe tips in pics last month, this feature now gives you a video with the overview of the carve gybe, which like all good books has a very clear beginning, middle and end. This gives you all the tips to improve certain areas of the gybe YOU identify as important to work on.

Carve Gybe Overview from Dave White on Vimeo.

It is hard for both you and I to take on all the key points of any move, so look to take a mental note of a few of them and then put those into practice. For example, as I am improving my aerials I might have one tip in mind as I approach (not during) the move – for example ‘look back to the beach as you take off.’ The tips in this feature are what I use if my gybes are not quite working too …

  • Back hand waaaay down the boom
  • Lock out of the turn
  • Get down James Brown, in your exit.

Next up I will be breaking the carve gybe into it’s key areas and suggesting that you work on each stage and I will present you the visual images with which to do this.

Jem is sponsored by RRD boards, Ezzy Sails, Flying Objects, Big Salty Weather and Prosport Sunblock.

Check out for more details on Jem and his coaching.

For more information on Jem’s coachinc clinics head to the Sportif website here.


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