by PeterInLA » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:12 pm
by drowningbitbybit » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:00 pm
by Rickyroughneck » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:28 pm
by PeterInLA » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:53 pm
drowningbitbybit wrote:Big question here... what are the dimensions of the board? The technique is different depending on whether you are on a shortboard, longboard or something in between.
Rickyroughneck wrote:You had it there, you have to lean back so as much board as possible sticks out of the water.
I don't really use my feet that much, I find most of the turning is done by leaning.
Just practice whipping it around while you wait for waves at the line-up, it is easy (unless you are Roy)!
by drowningbitbybit » Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:16 am
by PeterInLA » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:12 am
drowningbitbybit wrote:Okay, a mini-mal... shouldnt have too much problem getting that to turn round.
Ricky's right - you've basically got it.
One thing though... it's right that you should use your legs, but not quite in the way you describe. Your legs shouldnt paddle the board around - they should be the anchor you turn around. Imagine you're playing netball (but for some strange reason have a board between your legs) - you've got the ball and now you want to throw it to the person behind you, so turn around without moving your feet. As you twist (with the board sticking out the water), your knees will pivot the board around. Easy
by surf patrol » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:38 am
by jaffa1949 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:49 am
drowningbitbybit wrote: Imagine you're playing netball (but for some strange reason have a board between your legs) . Easy
by RonG » Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:09 pm
PeterInLA wrote:I think you just gave me that "ah hah" moment I was talking about... Even though I had no clue what netball was (had to Google it :p) but I understood what you're saying. Sort of pivot my body keeping my legs in place (like you said, use as an anchor!)
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