The Spring Peter Hart Clinics
With the beach now open we can look forward to the first of the seasons courses. Kicking things off will be Peter Hart Learn to loop course and the Plane and Gybe courses. Peter is running two early season courses at West Wittering on the West Sussex coast in conjunction with 2XS. The first is a "Learn to Loop" clinic. It's a ONE day course that will be called between 1-6 April to give the best chance of perfect conditions. The second course is a 2 day general skills course running from 11-12 April focusing on early planing and the carve gybe. These courses were hugely popular last year so to book a place ring 2XS on 01243 513077.
Learn to Loop
The loop is much more technical than people think. The tales of pain and woe come from people who are doing it wrong! Peter has a method to lead you into it gently including working on jumping and getting comfortable in the air. He then feeds in training exercises to help overcome the psychological barrier and reduce the need for pints of testosterone. Given the conditions and the will, it IS possible to learn to get round in a day. However, you will definitely leave knowing what to do.
Standard: confident sea sailor and able to jump a sub 100 litre board.
Plane and Gybe
The focus of this two day course is the carve gybe. However, given that problems with the gybe can usually be put down to lack of speed and stability, the course is also an excuse to work on stance, posture, set-ups and early planing. It's a windy time of year so we expect to plane but a non planing session is a positve as you can sort out the knotty issues of rig change and foot placement at a comfortable pace.
Standard: planing in the straps and harnesss...