They were forecasting good wind for today, like, a week ago or so. But for the last few days, not a whole lot. Well, lo and behold, it was one of them good old Kingston thermal days that seem more and more rare all the time! Took a few hours of vacation time and sailed 4.7 with the 105 for about 3 hours.
Experimented quite a bit with shakas today. Numerous attempts, some decent, some terrible, but slowly starting to figure them out. Seems like I am perhaps going back on the word to try pushies, but while there were some fun waves out there, it was not a pushy day. The big ramps were just not there.
On the shakas, I am having trouble with rotation. I'm not exactly having any success turning into the wind at all. I think this could be one of two problems or both. Either I am not committing and throwing my body over the sail enough to get it flat, or, perhaps more importantly, I am not keeping my backhand sheeted in enough. ???
Any shaka-doers out there have any advice to help promote rotation into the wind.
I think its going to be something like this:
Solid 4.7 or 5.3 day - work on shakas
Solid 4.2 or smaller - get some pushloop tries in.