15th session in 2011
Sailed at Girl Island, TX
Wind from the ESE (mph)
Board: '09 RRD Twin Tip 90
Sail: '09 NP Firefly 5.7
Awesomely amazing session after I finally found my groove after everyone left the water. No distractions of who you're about to run into allows for the groove to be easily gotten into.
Made my first switch kono!!! Well...there was no air involved, so it likely doesn't count. OK, it doesn't count. But it was a switch-stance in-the-straps planing duck tack, which if there was air involved, would be a switch kono. Made the next attempt after that!!!! (But again with no air.) Apparently my very repetitious training of the last 2 days paid off. That is, stay out of the straps backwinded in a nice gust, get your whole body way forward onto the sail, fully committed, then do the transition by pushing away with the back hand.
Practically made a gecko, just ran out of wind at the end of it. Would have been the first with this board I think. Made 2 or 3 SBVs. Made 2 or 3 spocks. Gobs of perfect PVs. Life is good.