Buck McRockbuff's WindLog for Sunday July 29, 2007

59th session in 2007
Sailed at Camp One, Maui
Wind from the NE (mph)
        Average: 25
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: '08 Tabou Da Curve 70something
Sail: '08 Hot Sails Maui Fire 4.2

Flattest day of the trip. No real swell at all, so this rather trad down the line wave shape probably wasn't an appropriate board choice for the bump and jump conditions. The guy at the shop recommended that I always try a forward on the first run out of the day. That way, the initial fear is out of the way, it's no big deal, and then you can keep trying them all day without fear. So that's what I did, except for the part about continuing to try them all day with no fear. Just the one attempt on the first run out, and the board only came along for a small portion of the ride around to the other side. Pretty cool that the guy at the shop was encouraging forward attempts on an '08 board that he only received the day before and that hadn't been in the water yet. It may be that my brain requires a pre-loop ritual of clearing my mind of all negative energy, doing the mime thing on land a few times, plus toss in a few countrarian land spins. Also, L assertively put forth that she was going to follow me out and that she would watch me. Perhaps all of these things combined is what gets me to try at least one on a given day? This theory is based on a large sample of 3 days worth of data where 2 days i was able to try at least one, and 1 day not so much. The one day of not-so-much had no ritual, so clearly there's an indisputable positive correlation going on here. Bill made my day when he said that he saw me trying mini-shove-its on the inside. Being able to recognize my attempts is a step in the right direction. All my previous attempts in my life were basically just chop hops. I completely changed my previously incorrect approach to them after asking Matt about them with 20 minutes to go in the 2 hour loop lesson a few days back. We had already said everything that needed to be said and could be said about forwards without me actually trying one, so i milked some additional shove-it knowledge from the coconut. Bill says that if you multiply a mini-shove-it by 10, it equals a real shove-it. As far as I can tell, the inside screw holes for the front footstraps on this Tabou board are too close together for both front footstraps to be configured in a symmetric manner. As a result, the 2 front straps interfere with one another, which caused one of the footstraps to pop out while I was up at Camp One. Awkward segway into...the woman whom I borrowed a screwdriver from to fix it told me that 1981 was before I was born. Tried a BL. All things considered, I've really got to say that this was the: Best Vacation Everrrrrr!!! PSB: Longboard Lager PSG: Burger @ Wow Wee Maui Kava Bar, Kahalui Mahalo Bxxxx!