Seen more and more, the double forward loop is becoming a standard move in competitions. Not just the PWA World Tour but even national tours as well. So with more and more going for them, it’s about time we find out the finer details and technique. We approached Marcilio Browne to give us the low-down on how to go big!
Boardseeker: Before we get into details can you tell us one crucial thing, how do you motivate yourself for the move?
MB: Yeh for sure, so I just think of the other guys like Philip Koster and Victor Fernandez doing them perfectly. Then it fires me up inside and gets me wanting to do exactly the same.
Boardseeker: So for our hardcore readers can you give them your best tips as to how to land the move?
MB: No problem, it is best to think about the move in stages and then just go for it.
- Before starting it is good to be full speed with a good amount of power in the sail, but not over powered.
- As you approach the ramp (one that is big but not too vertical) unhook the harness, slide your back hand back and bend your knees a bit.
- When going up the ramp open your arms a lot along the boom and high, away from your body (so you can pull harder). At the last second push with your legs (to go higher).
- As you jump make sure you don’t start rotating straight, it is important to wait a bit so the nose is pointing down wind and low.
- Pull with your back hand as hard as you can, look back and tuck your legs.
- When finishing the first loop you might get a second with no power on the sail, wait a bit and relax the back hand, as soon as the wind hits pull again. Hard!
- Make sure to keep looking back and keep your knees tucked really close to you.
- Wait for the landing, if you are very high you can release your back hand to land more smooth.
Boardseeker Attempt at your own risk, but if you are going for your first ones then feel free to send us video evidence.