53rd session in 2008
Sailed at Pansy Point
Wind from the SE (mph)
Board: '07 JP Freestyle 100
Sail: '06 Ezzy Wave 5.2
Today was all about the vulcan. Quality, well-groomed, strengthy gusts this time around allowed ample opportunities to fulfill the Enes Prophesy. I was this close so many times on port!!!!!!!! I was rig-switching after the fact, just like Mike does (but shouldn't, and neither should I) but I never got the rig re-powered soon enough to prevent tail-sinky. So that's my new way of falling on port tack vulcan attempts...tail-sink rather than being thrown off the board. It's quite new and fun (for me...in my opinion.)
I'm a bit worried that I may be doing these the way that Andy Brandt said not to. Why? Because he said you can't turn them into anything else such as a Spock, etc. It can only be a vulcan. Nothing more. But I don't remember the exact details of the 3 different ways to vulcan.
Also worked on doing them without having to be as powered by trying to extend the legs earlier/aggressivier to compensate for the lack of power. Not sure I made any real progress on that.