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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 6:52 am    Post subject: Starting techniques Reply with quote

Just curious, what techniques do you use for starting?

Over here'we've mostly been doing sitdown dockstarts, but last time I got smacked constantly. timing the pull and gettong off my ass just wasn't happening, so I landed on the bottom time after time. At that spot deep water starts are an option, but we are going to winch more challenging places for sure.

Anyone that has come up with an original approach?
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just deep-water start or sit-start on the ground at the edge of the water. I've seen starting platforms that people build with a slick surface that they just stand on and get pulled off of too, but that's too much work and not practical unless you're posting up for at least a whole day/weekend.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

polish up on the technique buddy! more sitdown starts at the cable park. and, the carpet on a plank idea we talked about is deff an option.
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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2012 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right! Worked on it a bit and I got it down now. So that's one less thing to worry about. But as this thread exists anyway, how 'bout sharing some alternatives?

Pics and movies are welcome too!

Anyone do jumpstarts?
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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we've done it all, jump starts off haggard canals, deep water starts with or without a vest, sliding starts (my fav), sitting starts (from chairs, tubes, swim decks, etc), acid drops (also my fav but strapless)
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PostPosted: Oct 05, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you slide off then?

And what's the magic for jump starts... I just wanna expand my bag of tricks Wink
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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jump starting, we're gonna try that next Lemmy! it's all about the timing i guess, leave some slack in the rope so you can see it tighten and jump at the right time?
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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2012 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks super easy.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMT3ggobTFE
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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2012 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

da Liks wrote:
jump starting, we're gonna try that next Lemmy! it's all about the timing i guess, leave some slack in the rope so you can see it tighten and jump at the right time?


OR jump high so that the operator can floor it on time? Laughing

That clip is a much shorter distance than we use bro!
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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so?
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PostPosted: Oct 06, 2012 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats basically how its done
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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did work today and tried a few things. We got it down now, so that opens up many new options. Not to mention more spots!

Got it on video too, so we can share results in due time Very Happy
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