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Help with my Indy Grab (This is not another bow topic)

Postby Fer1000er » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:31 pm

Just realizing how difficult for me is to do a simple INDY GRAB,
I can do Board off moves (using the board handle), but not an Indy !!,
Could be this related to my lack of elasticity ?, any advice how to try this in land ?

Thanks Fernando

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Postby murdoc » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:19 pm

warm up and stretch.
you should be able to touch the ground with your knees straight.
(or, when sitting, you sould be able to touch your feet with your legs straight).
when you're able to do that and still can't grab indy,
check your harness. can you reach the ground (or th feet) when you're in your wesuit and harness?

when you launch off the water, pull your legs towards your body and - that helps a lot - pull your feet up (so the edge you want to grab comes closer to your hand)
then grab the board and straigten the legs again while holding on to the edge.

i hope that'll help ?

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Postby Adam S » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:29 pm

The key point is to bend your knees before you grab the board. And when you straighten them, rotate (120-150 degrees in my case) in frontside direction. If you don't rotate the bar will be right in your face.

Rotating back before landing should be no problem when hooked in. Less rotation is needed when you're unhooked and jumping without moving the kite, but rotating back ismore tricky. That's why most people tend to land first unhooked indy's on their back.

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