It's winter, there is nothing to do but dream of tricks. What are your goals for the year?
For me, the goals are the same as they have been for the last 3 years. I failed miserably to learn these in NZ, so I have no idea how I will find the time here in North America.
Flakas. Shakas. Pushloops. Big forwards.
That's all. I'm not asking much eh?
Flaka attempts messed up my shoulder in the fall and it is still in bad shape. Amazing how switching to an underhand grip with the front hand would have prevented it all. Wierd anatomics.
Shakas - I don't think they are as hard as they look. I made one in NZ, but haven't had much luck since. They are SO cool looking. I'm all over them this year, in fact, I'll take them happily over flakas...
Pushloops. Just needs some conditions to try them, which seem to alude us here in Canada all the time.
BIG forwards. Yes, I became a wimp after dinging my MCL in the Gorge on a flat landing. Stalled big forwards. Yup.
What are your goals? Have a great 2008 where ever you are with lots of wind and waves!