Regular readers will know that I do something about gybing from time to time. This is one of those gybing posts.
I have tried to simplify the slalom gybe by breaking it down into its constituent parts. I have used a live gybe by one of the experts (Matteo Iachino I think).
|Here he comes entering the move at full tilt|
|He retains pressure on the inside rail and begins to flare the sail (important)|
|Note how he keeps his eyes on where he wants to go. He continues pulling the boom towards the outside of the turn . He steps with knees bent.|
|He flips, and resumes carving by forcing his heels down and looking into the direction he wants to go. His speed allows him to continue through the gybe. You can see the slight mistake in the wake.|
|The nose settles and his arms are straight ready to pump. See ya!|
All the best