Crazy Pete with Robby Swift

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The Crazy Pete with Robby Swift. 

Image credits Thorsten Indra and Axel Reese.

This is a fairly complicated combination jump move, that not many people can land nicely. It also involves landing with the sail clew first which is hard. It is a nice trick though and you get a nice moment of weightless flight in the middle of it.

Crazy Pete 1
Pic 1. Kauli is jumping off a good sized ramp, much like a ramp he would choose for a push loop or a back loop.
Crazy Pete 2
Pic 2. You can see his legs are tucked up and his arms are bent. He is close to the sail and keeping the power in the sail to gain as much height as possible.
Crazy Pete 3
Pic 3. Here he is still gaining height, he has started rotating slightly but he does not really throw the sail until the next picture. He is looking slightly over his front shoulder.
Crazy Pete 4
Pic 4. Now Kauli is throwing his sail around the rotation, looking down towards the water over his front shoulder. He does not take the board with him through the rotation, but leaves his legs behind much like a push loop table top.
Crazy Pete 5
Pic 5. Here he has thrown the sail round and let go of his back hand. He is looking at the water where he wants to land.
Crazy Pete 6
Pic 6. Now he is flying weightlessly and trying to get his hands as quickly as possible to the other side of the sail.
Crazy Pete 7
Pic 7. Now his front hand is in the right place on the other side of the sail and he is reaching down the boom with his back hand.
Crazy Pete 8
Pic 8. This is where the move becomes tricky, you need to pull with your back hand a little bit to get some power in the sail to soften the landing, but not too much or it will put too much weight on the nose of your board and you won’t land properly.
Crazy Pete 9
Pic 9. Here you see Kauli falling with power in his sail. He needs to get his weight from one side of the board to the other. Right now he would fall in the water between the board and the sail, so he needs to pull the board under him so that he lands on the board properly, while controlling the power in the sail.
Crazy Pete 10
Pic 10. Now he has the board almost under him and is getting back to the normal sailing position on the way in but with his feet switch stance.
Crazy Pete 11
Pic 11. Now he is pretty much in the normal sailing position on the way in, just with his feet switched around.
Crazy Pete 12
Pic 12. Just like the air chacho, now he has to do a clew first water start on the way out.
Crazy Pete 13
Pic 13. Getting ready to flip the sail round to the right direction.

 

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