Originally Posted by KSC
Yeah, I think your description is correct, though I think the initial angle is to allow for proper initiation and finishing position when the stroke is completed. But I honestly don't know if I completely understand it. I'm picturing initiating the stern in a playboat. You edge the boat and sweep in order to lift your bow. Seems like the same idea, except it's being used to keep the bow up to enter the feature you're trying to boof. The rest of the stroke is used to flatten your boat and point it in the desired direction.
I've played around with trying to edge my boat while boofing. It's definitely an advanced move. As several people in that article note, it actually allows you take advantage of great rocker on your edge, and it feels and looks cool. I've had it lead to way more trouble for me than help because if your timing is off you fall on your edge when you land. In general I would say keeping your hull flat while boofing is plenty effective in most situations and way safer. It's fun to play around with the edges though.
Ah yes the lean boof. I've toyed around with this technique for a bit. When done correctly it leads to some serious boofs. I do have a comical series of photos of me trying the lean boof and not transferring my edges.
Here I'm running the right side of tunnel. I like this line for working on serious boofs, but it's not exactly forgiving.
Having a pretty sweet boof but I completely failed to transfer my edges.
Cue Tunnel beatdown.