kielsun wrote:Hi Everybody,
I've been lurking around the forum for a while and have enjoyed reading everyone's posts. That said, I'm wondering if you all could provide some insight into an issue I'm having with my board.
I ride a 9'8" Anderson Josh Farberow I. It's a pintail with a good deal of nose concave and a single glass on fin (10.5" height x 7" base). I got a great deal on it second-hand and it's my first board since pretty much being out of surfing for 6 years. I'm not a true beginner and I catch and ride my share of waves, make a smooth turn or two, and walk up board, but I don't do any noseriding yet.
All of that said, I'm having trouble getting the board to trim while paddling in without the nose wanting to really dig in and either stop my momentum altogether and/or slow me down a great deal. Could this mostly be cured by arching my back a bit more and focusing on getting up quicker, or I am the owner of a board that doesn't really suit my needs? I don't plan on noseriding a whole lot anytime soon, as I can only get to the beach 2-3 times/month, and the previous owner of the board is actually begging me to sell it back to him, so it wouldn't be tough to unload. I do like the board once I'm actually on a wave, but am wondering if I'd be better off with a more traditional log with less nose concave. OR should I stick it out and be happy that my board offers me some room to grow? What do you think? Thanks for reading and for any help you can offer!
jaffa1949 wrote:I suspect that the major problem is lack of surf time and you have to relearn the take off skills somewhat each time, don't worry about the nose riding yet just get your wave riding skills up to speed , try angling your take off and see how that goes
trim occurs when you are riding not, paddling in and it is about matching and taking speed from the wave.
Take off is about you matching the waves speed until its slope gives you the gravity and impetus to take off, practice is the only way.
Roy, people are asking for advice not a one line statement of your opinions on the state of the surfing world.
Why not explain why you have that opinion and help the guy out.
You appear to like demeaning a whole genre of boards that are in your opinion "crap" and the many people who ride them successfully.
Your definition of a good successful ride differs entirely from what others wish to do, and that sums it up what they wish to do
So many of the question asked are from a beginners point of view and pedantic extreme views like yours does not help them
Bear in mind too, just how many would be able to afford the style and equipment to surf ala Roy.
Your style of posting is a bit like Escrima parry then riposte, hardly inviting in helping beginners learn.
I'm having trouble getting the board to trim while paddling in without the nose wanting to really dig in and either stop my momentum altogether and/or slow me down a great deal.
Roy_Stewart wrote:...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybMnzGqb1NA
kielsun wrote: My initial question was basically whether or not the nose concave was hindering my ability to catch waves.
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