Surprisingly, however this move is not just for sub 50kg wonder kids. It is a feasible trick to learn. If you can control a back winded sail eg. in a helli tack on your short board, it’s time to Gecko. It will take time to learn how to sink the board, but the rest is fairly straight forward.
WHAT YOU NEED
Equipment – A freestyle/freeride board, appx. 20 – 40 litres more than your weight (eg. I am 75kgs and I use a 100L board) with a fairly short nose.
Conditions – Fairly flat water. Non planing winds, but enough to sail around on a short board eg. force 2 – 3.