Freestyle moves to win a competition !

 

Photography : Russell Groves & Eric Bellande

 

In this article I am looking at 9 high risk moves and the moves that lead up to them. The simpler moves normally happen when the conditions are not quite there, so they become a lower risk move. Often they are turned into double/triple moves to create a higher score.
 

6 moves allowed on each side with 3 moves to count per side, 4 in the quarter finals to the finals.

So could this be a winning combination?

 

Pasko

pasko
Tonky Frans
Pasko
Davy Scheffers

 

Burner 900

Capture d’écran 2015-10-05 à 14.52.25
Adrian Beholz

 

Air Funnel 900

funnel-900
Antoine Albert

 

Air Kabikuchi

kabikuchi
Julien Mas

 

Air Skopu

skopu
Sam Esteve

 

skopu
Yentel Caers

 

skopu
Hugo de Souza

 

Shifty

shifty
Edvan Souza

 

shifty
Yentel Caers

 

 

If you could do all these six moves on both sides, you would only have to perfect 6 moves, but there are not many people that can do that. So there may be other moves you will have to do.

So maybe I have to add:

Double-Culo

double-culo
Amado Vrieswijk

 

Air-Bob

air-bob
Kiri Thode

 

Air-Chacho

air-chacho
Hugo de Souza

 

Some explanation

 

Pasko

PASKO-WH

A move that is loved by all freestyle sailors that sail waves.

This is a double upwind rotation in the air. There are various styles, mostly depending on the water conditions. Flat water, it will tend to be a double Air Flaka.

Air Flaka

air-flaka
Youp Schmit

 

When they can get a bit more hight off a bit of chop, it becomes an Air Flaka Shaka.

Shaka

shaka
Jonathan Mourgues

 

The aim being to get the shaka completely in the air.

Shaka

shaka
Philip Koster

 

Air-Shaka

air-shaka
Yentel Caers

 

In some circumstances the first rotation can be a bit more like a Ponch, where it is tweaked.

Ponch

ponch
Sarah Quita Offringa

 

They like this move going out, as the bigger the wave the better!!!!!!!!! but on flat water they will do it both directions.

Burner

BURNER-WH
 

This is a down wind rotation when they go switch stance before the move. Switch stance is being in the foot straps on the opposite side. In the past it was counted as part of the move but now because there are so many moves in switch stance, it is not.

SWITCHSTANCE-WH
 

It also involves ducking the sail, so you are back to sail, likewise it is now not included in the move due to the same reason.

DUCK-WH
 

The variations make it so much fun. Such as 1 handed and no handed………..

Burner no hands:

burner-no-handed
Dieter van der Eyken

 

Burner-one-handed:

burner-one-handed
Sam Esteve

 

They will invent more.

Air Funnel

Funnel-WH

 

This is the same rotation as the burner except it is horizontal.

Air-Funnell:

air-funnell
Quincy Offringa

 

Air-Funnell-one-handed:

air-funnell-one-handed
Hugo de Sousa

 

Air-Funnell:

air-funnell
hugo-de-souza

 

The more horizontal the board and rig can be the better as sometimes I find it hard to know whether it is a Burner or Funnell

Burner-into-Air-Funnell:

burner-into-air-funnell
Hugo de Sousa

 

Air-Funnell-into-Funnell:

air-funnell-into-funnell
Danny Kater

 

Culo

CULO-WH
 

We have the Burner which is switch stance and when it is done in normal stance, it is the Culo.

Culo:

culo
Yentel Caers

 

Culo-no-handed:

culo-no-handed
Rick Jendrusch

 

The Bob is normal stance and when it is switch stance it is the Funnell.

Air-Bob

air-bob
Steven van Broeckhoven

 

Air-Bob-into-Air-Bob:

air-bob-into-air-bob
Kiri Thode

 

Like with the Funnell I do like the rotation to be horizontal. Sometimes it still can be difficult to say which is a Culo and which a Bob but it will tend to be a Culo if it is a second move in a combination.

Air-Bob-into-Culo:

air-bob-into-culo
Steven van Broeckhoven

 

Air-Bob-into-Culo:

air-bob-into-culo
Amado Vrieswijk

 

Air-Bob-into-Culo:

air-bob-into-culo
Kiri Thode

 

Kono

KONO-WH
 

This move can be done switch stance or normal but it is still called the same move. It is also the same move whether it is 180 or 360 degree rotation.

 

Switch-Kono:

switch-kono
Thiseas Kampas

 

Kono:

kono
Anton Munz

 

Kono:

kono
Riccardo Marca

 

It is this move that develops into the Skopu or Kabikuchi, it is a 180 degree upwind rotation followed by a 180 degree downwind rotation.

Skopu

Skopu-WH
 

This is the switch stance move.

 

Skopu:

skopu
Adrian Beholz

 

Skopu-into-Funnell:

skopu-into-funnell
Philip Soltysiak

 

And here is the normal stance move.

Kabikuchi:

kabikuchi
Gollito Estredo

 

Air Chacho

AIR-CHACHO-WH

Coming in it will tend to be the normal Chacho but going out it turns into an Air Chacho.

 

Chacho:

chacho
Bjorn Saragoza

 

Air-Chacho:

air-chacho
Tonky Frans

 

Shifty

SHIFTY-WH

The last move I wish to do.

 

Shifty:

shifty
Nicolas Akgazciyan

 

It is a skaka Ponch, it can be done on flat water but in waves it is very impressive. The move is so new there are not that many videos out yet.

Even though I only showed 6 moves in the top list, due to the progression to those move. I have listed many more that automatically are done if the top scoring move can not be done.

When you are watching what tends to happen is, on the way out the moves are normal stance and on the way in switch stance. However the moves can be done both directions.

There are obviously a lot more moves but they can be done in another article.

 

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