L Bell McFancyPants's WindLog for Monday February 19, 2007

5th session in 2007
Sailed at Bird Island, TX
Wind from the S (mph)
        Average: 25
        Gusts: 30
Rated a 8 of 10

Board: JP Realworld Wave 83, RRD Wave One XS 69 liter
Sail: Ezzy Wave 4.2
Fin: Yes
Suit: Full

Wow! A very strong wind day. My 83liter was flopping around a bit, so I switched to the 69liter. I'm not real fond of the narrowness of the RRD though. I mostly just held on and had fun, but I did try jump jibes. I was not clearning the fin - I think I was a little afraid to really put my all into them. I was advised that I need to throw my weight more forward to help the fin clear the water. I was also told it looked like I was doing high wind pivot jibes! I tried a few in the straps jibes to practice for bottom turns, but I was scared!