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  1. Swoop vs Combo 
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    Senior Foiler Elite hossdog's Avatar
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    This may be a dumb question, but I'm still a newbie. Is a swoop different than a combo or part of a combo. Can somebody please explain?
     
     

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    Their are 2 types of combos, swoop style (where the wings swoop in through the water) and sinker style (where the winger land flat, sink in, then relaunch).
     
     

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    That's what I thought but wasn't sure. So in order to do a swoop. You just land with the wings slightly down and smoothly switch wing direction up without the board hitting? I've been trying what I think would be a swoop with small air jumps, but I have a hard time maintaining flight when the wing re enters. I have no problem jumping landing and imediatly jumping again, but just can't seem to re launch without a board smack. This is just some fun stuff I have been expirementing with between the carnage of trying to ride away my first gainer. Landed a gainer yesterday but relaunched landed, went back to the top of the strut, potholed and then over compensated and scorpioned. Still no rideaway, but closer with every set. Funny how I can swoop on accident every time, but just not on purpose.
     
     

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    It's a lot easier to swoop out of a gainer or roll in to your next trick. Jump to swoop combos are possible, but can loose the flowing style of inverted swoop combos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHcem7zbXg0
     
     

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