by AirEarthFireWater » Tue May 22, 2012 8:34 am
by garbarrage » Tue May 22, 2012 6:38 pm
by AirEarthFireWater » Wed May 23, 2012 2:15 pm
garbarrage wrote:That board might be a bit too big of a drop in size for you. You should be able to duck-dive it but dropping 10 inches in one hit might be a bit much, and your wave count may suffer. Try renting a 6'8 then a 6'6 and so on and see how you get on. You want the biggest board you can successfully duck-dive really, especially on a bigger day.
by jaffa1949 » Thu May 24, 2012 1:14 am
AirEarthFireWater wrote:Hello everyone,
I surf about 3 years now, so I would consider myself as some sort of an 'advanced beginner'.
There is, however, something that has been bothering me for some time.
The board I've had since I started surfing is a 6'10" x 9 3/4 x 2 3/8 shortboard.
Thank you very much for every constructive answer!
by Rickyroughneck » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:23 pm
by IB_Surfer » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:28 am
by AirEarthFireWater » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:50 pm
by jaffa1949 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:53 am
by one more dude » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:07 am
by jaffa1949 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:39 am
by AirEarthFireWater » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:00 pm
by AirEarthFireWater » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:11 pm
by IB_Surfer » Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:38 pm
AirEarthFireWater wrote:Time for a little update!
So, the last couple of days I've trained on duckdiving in knee to (max) waist high waves. I manage to avoid the whitewater in ca. 50-75% of the cases.
The good thing is that I can fully submerge my 6'3" and "dive" (more or less).
There are, however, still some issues. For example: once I have sunk the nose/middle part of the board and I put my foot on the tail pad, I always seem to push my board to my left or right. The result being that my body is 'next' to my board when I resurface. Any of you experienced surfers have a trick for that? Or is it normal?
Anyway, practice makes perfect!
by jasedrummer » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:41 pm
by IB_Surfer » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:08 pm
jasedrummer wrote:One of the comments on here earlier was interesting - it mentioned your hand placement being at the same place as your pop up. Is this right? On the pop up up my hands are at my bottom rib which is fairly far down the board...I can understand the logic of having th majority of your body weight over your hands to get the board down far, but most of the advice I've seen so far mentions holding the board about 1/3 of the length from the nose....
jasedrummer wrote:Also on when sinking the nose are you actually trying hard to push the board down or is it just a case of sinking the nose under your body weight?
Lastly a question of timing - when the whitewater reaches the front area of me and the board should I have already pushed the tail down with my foot?
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