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JUN
4
2014

Teach me how to grubby...t...t...teach me how to grubby

San Francisco Bay Candlestick Park

Title goes to the Aaron (see video, but be warned, you won't get the song out of your head)

http://vimeo.com/27325125

Everybody was out at the stick today! Kevin sent an early OSR reporting 4.4 conditions. I arrived and Jacob was rigging 4.8, while Kevin/Sofi/Z were on the water on 4.4/4.2/4.7.

It didn't look that strong so I rigged for the lulls and also went 4.8.

Had a fun time blasting around, good crowd on the water. On starboard, I was trying spocks on the outside and crashing HARD (over-powered rig-flip axed the rig right into the water), and on port I started my journey towards my next move...

...the Grubby!

I had no real mental model of the move other than some videos and a quick glance at an online link on how to do it. Armed with what I thought I had to do and one tip: Look at the mast base.... I went out on the water... and tried a couple.

As it turns out, that's a perfect recipe for big crashes, and whiplash.

I did give it my all as Sofi was watching over my attempts and tried to give me some tips (something about extending the front hand, and keeping the sail close). Also, one tip: Don't try them overpowered... better to be underpowered.

So, I back and forthed a bit longer, rattled in the head from my crashes and finally turned it in. Too much sail for the gusts for sure, and could make full use of the lulls. Either way, was fun to see a full contingent of people out and fun to start working on a new move.

Progress:

+ Slide to 3/4 before an explosive whip-lash crash on a grubby

+ No high-wind spocks

Weather Conditions

Gusty stick again, but with strong winds



The Day at a Glance

Wind/Temp

  NW 12-24

Waves

  

Equipment

  99L Skate/4.8 Loco

Time

  1 hrs. 30 min.


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