What is it?
This double disc follows seven recreational sailors as they learn to loop under the guidance of Peter Hart. The first disc shows their week long trip to Fuerteventura in 2005 together with lots of looping tips and the second disc follows them back in the UK showing their progress over the next 18 months until they finally sheet in and go for it!
Each disc is about an hour long.
Who edited it?
What we liked about it
This is a unique venture; a DVD that concentrates on just one move and does it by following the trials and tribulations of seven non-loopers. We really liked the whole ‘reality TV’ concept as you see them punish themselves on the water and torment themselves off! Even if you can loop, you get drawn into it, wanting to know how each of the very different personalities handles the pressure and of course, whether they finally get to do a loop. For those that want to loop, it’s very comforting to watch as you will be able to relate to all of the group discussions, one-to-one talks to the camera and the bruises, and we’re not telling you how many from the seven achieve their goal!
What we didn’t like
Some of the footage is a bit dated and not very well filmed but you can live with the shaky handy cam action to just see some of those attempts in the cold, grey waters of Britain .
Chick action v Bloke action
Great to see two girls amongst the seven sailors. We’re not going to give the game away, but you may be surprised about the outcome for Netty & Janine.
The ‘ODDS’ section where sailors are given new odds on doing a loop depending on their daily performance as well as the yellow streamer given to whoever is doing best. Oh, and of course, the numerous wipe-outs – highly amusing.
What is missing?
The wind during the Fuerteventura week. We reckon there would have been no need for disc two had they got the conditions during those six days.
Just background stuff produced by Jaewalkers.com.
A Nik Baker interview and a short Ruth Elliot interview with their advice.
Available at: Windsurfing retailers or visit www.peter-hart.com