Buck McRockbuff's WindLog for Saturday May 29, 2004

6th session in 2004
Sailed at Cole Park, TX
Wind from the S (knots)
        Average: 23
Rated a 10 of 10

Board: F2 Maui Project Wave 72 liter
Sail: North 5.0 Voodoo

Staying at Port A with friends who like to party a bit. Not much wind there at all, although forecast for 20-30 in the afternoon. First session was frustrating, since I could barely get planing. Came in and took a nap, since our friends like to party a bit. Well rested, the next session went much better, until my unversal decided to tear. Hobbled back to shore and replaced it. I was practicing Shove-Its, when the perfect steep ramp appeared while I was fully powered. Upon kicking my feet out behind me, both feet came completely out of the straps, which I guess induced an instinct to let go of the rig as well, since the next thing I knew, I was 6 feet in the air looking face down at the water, and watching my kit fly away. The resulting belly slam nearly knocked the breath out of me, but I was fine, and stoked for more! The windsurfer sailing behind me let out a yell as he passed me by. I have no idea if my shove-its are even close to being kosher. Later, Philip commented that since I was horizontal and face down, that at least I was in the correct position for the move. A video of this crash would've been nice to see. Had some very lame attempts at vulcans. I'm not getting any board rotation. I'm rotating my upper body and letting go with the back hand and pushing the rig back, but I always end up un-twisting, and bringing the rig back forward by the time I land. Asked Olivier about it the next day, he says maybe I need to let go of the rig sooner and kick my legs hard behind me. Beer: Full Sail Rip Curl - in stock now at the Flour Bluff HEB!