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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Eskimos don't surf standing on boards
    says who? some of my best bros are 'mos...

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by cresto4 View Post
    says who? some of my best bros are 'mos...
    I generalized purely for literary embellishment's sake. Let me start over. Eskimo Roll is a kayaking term, Hawaiian Roll is a surfing term. I was just pointing out that they're different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    I generalized purely for literary embellishment's sake. Let me start over. Eskimo Roll is a kayaking term, Hawaiian Roll is a surfing term. I was just pointing out that they're different.
    Well is was an Australian surfer that taught me the action and the name......so I vote we change the name to Thunder Down Under....which seems to fit that action very well.....and also sounds naughty.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdirtymomma View Post
    Well is was an Australian surfer that taught me the action and the name......so I vote we change the name to Thunder Down Under....which seems to fit that action very well.....and also sounds naughty.

    ok i think we've heard enough out of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ND081 View Post
    ok i think we've heard enough out of you
    LOL.....sorry The surf is all blown to hell.....I'm home.....drinking too much coffee....my bad.

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    So how is it dangerous for me? I'm not being a smart ass here, typing has no tone....I ask to make sure I am not putting myself at risk.
    always hold on to your board. You don't need to ask for any more details or clarification, its just one of those rules of surfing. Eventually you'll figure out for yourself why its so important, beyond just not spearing the guy behind or next to you

  7. #37
    Ill take a pounding before I'll let my board looseout of others safety. However ive been pounded hard and have the board ripped out of my hands. In most instances white water I let rush between me and the board. I also mad dash to get over or thru the wave but if it's gonna pound on top of my head I go for the thunder down under and hold tight.

  8. #38

    2 things that will help

    Calf leash and turning turtle.

  9. #39
    thanks all. I went out again last night on the log in some 1-2 occasional waist high surf. Don't you just love that time of night that the wave faces start to change colors? One is all pink, the next is orange, then purple. The last 5 or 10 minutes of daylight.

    Anyways, didn't bother with a leash. I got like 100 waves and was all over the nose. Aside from duck diving, the learning curve is over. I still can't get that thing under water... After one of you said it was possible I was determined. Nope. I grab the rails and push with all of my might. Don't get me wrong, I can get under anything on my short boards, but this thing is just huge (that's what she said). Getting really far back and just letting the bow ride up and over the white wash seems to be working, but I havn't been stuck inside in anything serious yet on the log.
    Last edited by purpleheadedyogurtslinger; Jun 27, 2012 at 01:50 PM. Reason: added a that's what she said

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleheadedyogurtslinger View Post
    Aside from duck diving, the learning curve is over. I still can't get that thing under water... After one of you said it was possible I was determined. Nope. I grab the rails and push with all of my might.
    Yeah, that ain't gonna happen. It's not a muscle thing. It's all about technique. You'll never be able to muscle a long board underwater unless your mass overcomes it's bouancy. That's a lot of mass.

    Duck diving a long board:
    http://www.surfline.com/community/wh...ws.cfm?id=1036

    Just to give you the trick one more time:
    push one rail down and knife the board under the water, once under the wave level the board out (remember the board is at a funny angle because of the way you pushed it under the wave) & as you feel the wave passing by overhead, press the tail of your board down with your knees or your feet
    Last edited by zaGaffer; Jun 27, 2012 at 10:16 PM.