by holly577 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:11 pm
by drowningbitbybit » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:28 am
by surf patrol » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:18 am
by holly577 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:18 pm
by tonylamont » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:49 pm
by RonG » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:29 pm
tonylamont wrote:This has been a recurring issue for me too, and one that few people seem to focus on when discussing what you should do as a beginner. Getting that back foot over the fins is critical in terms of being able to make bottom turns and work the face of the wave. Marking out the dimensions of my board and working on landing with my feet in the right place has really helped.
by tonylamont » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:19 pm
I could use some clarification on the "over the fins" rule. Does it apply equally to all types of board?
Reason I ask - I ride a 9' longboard, single fin. The fin is pretty darned close to the tail of the board. If I were to put my back foot directly over it, I would be pretty much standing on the tail. My turns aren't great but I do have a halfway consistent frontside bottom turn working, and while that turn works best when my rear foot is towards the back of the board, it's never "right over the fin".
Just trying to figure out how much walking I should be doing
by RonG » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:28 pm
tonylamont wrote:RonG wrote:tonylamont wrote:I'm not an expert on ideal foot positioning, but what I meant is "close enough to the tail that you can execute a carving turn." I ride a 9'4" longboard, and for me, this seems to be somewhere in the last 1.5 ft of the tail.
I kept finding that I was popping up with my back foot two feet or more from the tail. In that position, I could only turn by leaning into the rail. And if I tried to walk back down to the tail, by the time I "corrected" the problem I was too far down the face to effectively harness the speed of the wave in a turn. To me the big difference is a timing issue - if you land correctly you have the ability to immediately turn the board as needed to set up the ride.
If someone with more experience than me has a better explanation, please chime in.
by jaffa1949 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:42 am
by drowningbitbybit » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:51 am
by spectrefish » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:14 am
drowningbitbybit wrote:you need to move your hands back to about the bottom of your rib cage. This means you're further back on the board, and also you kinda shunt the board forward as you pop up.
by Seyrnahd » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:49 am
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