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November 06, 2007


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Come on, Michael, do the flaka version! How can you give up? It's NOT that difficult! Just need to learn to balance on the front foot and keep all of your weight there and beyond.
The loop version is just an awkward and inglorious way to fall in the water - IF you do it right!

Eeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrr! I look stupid enough on the water without having to try that!!

Awkward and inglorious...I should have used that as the title for the post! It's still fun, though!

Nikita, I have not given up on the flaka version...if anything the loop has encouraged me greatly.

Bunty, it's a good move to practice only in front of friends, after you make a pact agreeing you'll all look silly.


My son does Geckos and he finds them easier to do on his wave board - that's probably cos the volume is so much less and so its much easier to sink the nose. They say that the board should not be more than 20litres of your weight ie if you weigh 80kilos then board should not be more than 100 litres.

OK Tried this at WN today-as I fell off a plane. It almost didn't happen! Just as soon as my feet went into both straps, wind picked up and I decided to hook in and take off! Try that! Tried it again as the wind backed off, feet came out of the straps when I went over-laughing all the way, ha ha ha... ;)

Do you have or know of any videos where someone completes the gecko loop and waterstarts and sails away?

I don't, Joel. Haven't focused on this move in some time!

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