Watch the video.
I know it looks stupid. But incredibly, it's a lot of fun!
I'd tried a few Gecko Flakas in an ABK Windsurfing instructional camp and decided that, despite my desire to learn new nonplaning tricks (not to mention how cool the Gecko Flaka looks), it just wasn't worth it (in other words, I wasn't getting close, so the heck with it!) Then the instructor Tom shouted out "try a Gecko Loop!" Chief instructor Andy Brandt got excited and demonstrated one. It had the dignity of a father trying to ride his kid's tricycle and falling off.
"You've got to be kidding" I said.
"No, you've got to try it, it's really fun!" replied Andy.
Immediately Jeff (who will try anything) started working on them. He hit his first after perhaps 90 seconds of effort, and he came up with a big grin, saying "that was great!"
Then he did another. And another.
I wasn't up for Jeff solving one of the mysteries of the universe while I hadn't, so I started working on the move, with Andy feeding me suggestions, hints, and general encouragement.
It took me five minutes to hit my first. That's about as fast as I've learned anything (I'm seven years into push tacks, and while they're dry, they still aren't pretty.)
"Pretty" and the Gecko Loop
As seen earlier in the video, this thing is not pretty. It is not radical. It is not extreme. It does not inspire awe. Zero style points are accumulated. You get the idea. Andy Brandt says throwing the Gecko Loop reminds him of the old line about riding mopeds, the one that says "it's fun to do, until somebody sees you."
Here's another look:
(Video by Jeff.)