Thursday, 1 May 2008

How To.......One-Handed Flaka Diablo

One-Handed Flaka Diablo from Stephen Gibson on Vimeo.

Yep, we're blatantly just showing off now!

Start as you would for a one-handed flaka, and, as the board is sliding backwards, go into your diablo.

There are two ways of doing this; first way is to put your front hand back on the boom in the normal position, wait for the rotation to begin and then move it to the back of the boom and do your diablo. The other, flasher way is to leave your front hand off completely until the board starts it's rotation and then grab the end of the boom directly. This second method looks way better and is just as easy, but requires more speed than the first.


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Aswell as regular features and news updates from Fuerte, I am going to be using this site to promote my windsurfing clinics.
After 15 years on the island,having competed in the PWA freestyle world cup and now representing Fanatic Boards and North Sails, I have decided to give something back to the sport which has given me so much over the years.
My aim is to provide clinics "tailor-made"for each individual, with a strong emphasis on practical in-the-water instruction, backed up by on-the-beach tuition and video analysis. The consistent conditions here in Fuerte make learning so much easier and, perhaps equally important, more fun than the typically inconsistent, cold UK - why not come over for a week and improve your windsurfing by a year!!!

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