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1 year 7 months ago #33506 by robin.mousley
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mickeyA wrote: I love these videos for learning how to downwind.   I’ve done Gorge twice, but still not very good. I understand the need for edited highlight videos for time sake, but it would be way more instructional to also include the tough times instead of only riding down the face or in the trough all the time.  Stalling out, spinning out (Robin did show one of these), swamping, wave after wave passing you by, ski pointing upwards, missing runs, THEN how you recovered, how hard you paddled, when you paddled, etc would really help in the learning curve.  Hat camera gives a great perspective, moreso than looking backward, or forward from behind the paddler.  Keep them coming, and a perhaps the occasional unedited version.  Thanks


Ok, you got it...  Let me try this: I'll show the slowest kilometre unedited where clearly I'm doing the least right and then the fastest kilometre where I'm doing the most right.  

Rob

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Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...
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1 year 4 months ago #34083 by David Grainger
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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #34147 by EK Sydney
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Here’s our favourite bar break on one of the days when the wave runs for two minutes....

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1 year 4 months ago #34175 by Kean
Great video, commentary and sound track!

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1 year 4 months ago #34176 by Kean
Great video, commentary and sound track!

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1 year 2 weeks ago #35093 by Cryder
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With Worlds just wrapping up, thought I'd post up a video from one our FF team athletes who participated. He's only been paddling a ski for three years - so his progress is just mind boggling. 

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1 year 2 weeks ago #35094 by Kiwi Dave
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Great video, if only there was a way to leave work now hhaving just arrived and go for a paddle :D

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1 year 2 weeks ago #35098 by CrabStick
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Inspiring stuff, thanks!
What concerns me is showing the Downwind, Eh? T-shirts and not being able to find them on FF website. Are they available or do I have to get sponsorship?

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1 year 2 weeks ago #35099 by Cryder
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Hey thanks Crabstick. Faster Farther sponsored the Canadian Downwind Champs, and that was this year's official race shirt. So all you gotta do to get one is come race in 2020! 

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1 year 2 weeks ago #35100 by robin.mousley
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That is an exceptionally cool video!

I love hearing from people who've discovered our sport and become so passionate about it.

Rob

Currently Fenn Swordfish S, Epic V10 Double.
Previously: Think Evo II, Carbonology Zest, Fenn Swordfish, Epic V10, Fenn Elite, Red7 Surf70 Pro, Epic V10 Sport, Genius Blu, Kayak Centre Zeplin, Fenn Mako6, Custom Kayaks ICON, Brian's Kayaks Molokai, Brian's Kayaks Wedge and several others...

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1 year 1 week ago #35112 by zachhandler
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Short video from a rainy day on lake superior, largest lake in the world

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1 year 1 week ago #35115 by tve
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Nice vid zachhandler! Looks pretty cold! Love the "chop" in the canal...
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1 year 1 week ago #35130 by Epicpaddler
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Awesome video. I'd have to paddle in a hurricane to have waves like that on the Chesapeake Bay. That looks like so much fun. Some day I need to find a partner and do some actual downwind surfing in the ocean. 

Thanks for sharing.

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1 year 1 week ago #35133 by LaPerouseBay
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Awesome video Zack.  those are some mighty bombs out there.  I love the rainy part, that always makes the water easier to read.  

downwind dilettante

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1 year 1 week ago #35142 by zachhandler
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Thanks guys! It was a great day out there. Air and water were both about 50F. Superior can get really huge, and it is big enough that that on good days it has ground swell and wave complexity like the ocean. I would be a much better paddler if I got up there more often but it is a 3 hour drive each way from Minneapolis and it is not often that the wind is in the right direction to make it work. 

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1 year 1 week ago #35143 by TimT
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Very nice Zach! I was very interested in watching this video. I frequently looked out on the Lake on the 12th from the 6th floor of my work place in downtown Duluth and wondered what it would be like to be out there that day. I just started paddling surfski this summer and have been on Superior exclusively, although I am not yet ready for those type of conditions.  Maybe at some point I could join you guys?  If you come up for big conditions and need any additional help with shuttling or a place to stay I would be willing to help out as my schedule allows. 

Tim

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1 year 1 week ago #35145 by Cryder
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I'd be moving if it was like that on the regular... #vanlife! Awesome conditions Zach!
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1 year 11 hours ago #35156 by David Grainger
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One of the best 80's songs for downwind - also great advice!

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11 months 4 weeks ago #35158 by CrabStick
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Thanks david, nice conditions there and some very efficient paddling with a couple of great examples of sitting back high on the wave and not just pelting down into the trough.
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11 months 3 weeks ago #35172 by tve
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The California coast has had a few very nice DW days over the past week. I ended up doing two 10-mile downwinds from Goleta Beach to Santa Barbara harbor this week-end. Now time to rest :-)

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