80th session in 2009
Sailed at Doug's Beach, WA
Wind from the W (mph)
Board: '05 JP Realworld Wave 83L
Sail: '09 NP Firefly 4.9
So it turns out that Dougie"s has an amazing Butteratorium just east of the channel marker past the rocks of Spouse and Inlaw Beach. This gorgeously smooth water is where I experienced my first Spock-like sliding rotation of the board. I'm rotating to about maybe 310 degrees, and then getting slammed on my face from behind by my rig. Reminds me of wakeaboarding or snowboarding when you catch your front edge. hmmm...as I write this it seems obvious that maybe I need to be applying heel pressure at this point in the move. Or maybe I'm just not positioned properly with the rig.
The 05 JP RRW seems to vulcan itself too, just like the 74 RRD twin fin. Ok, so yeah maybe its not the board just like Mike said.
The break through point today was when I decided to look at my hands while doing the move. I've never heard anybody give this particular advice, but it's really helped.
~7 BL attempts, and many many 360's on the swell.
Would've been a 10 if Mark had been there.
PSB&G: Burrrgrrr and a couple of forgettable IPAs at Everybody's Brewery, who aren't serving their own yet on account of they wadded their first batch.