Aerial Freestyle – Just like the forward loop, many people thing you need to be pulling of solid carve gybes or similar before taking on any aerial freestyle.
Max Rowe explains why…
These little myths that get created within many sports about what order we should be learning can be a major factor in making people hold themselves back.
Personally, when I learnt to windsurf I just couldn’t wait to get the board out the water; my Dad and some other instructors I had along the way attempted to teach me the carve gybe but I simply wasn’t interested.
As long as your happy in the harness and footstraps, and riding on a sub 110 litre board there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start attempting aerial freestyle moves such as vulcans.
I’m not saying never learn to gybe but just don’t think that you have to have it nailed before you start attempting these manoeuvres, if thats what interests you.
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