Nah it wasn't a current, prob 30 ppl on 1 peak no one was drifting
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Jul 31, 2012, 09:47 PM #11Senior Member
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Aug 1, 2012, 02:07 AM #14
As for leaning forward when paddling into a wave... and this seems to come up a lot... I've never had success with that technique and abandoned it a long time ago. Maybe it works for some people, but my experience, as a surfer and shaper, has been that every board has a sweet spot where it should be paddled from, regardless of the wave type. This has a lot to do with foil and rocker... but also planshape. Without getting into a boring discussion about physics and buoyancy and planing surface... just know that thickness flow... aka "foil"... aka "volume distribution" is the primary factor in where your center of mass has to be on a board when paddling into waves. Changing foil shifts that point fore and aft, which, incidentally, determines where you're feet land when you pop up. Intentionally shifting your chest forward or backward, away from that sweet spot, only makes paddling less efficient, bogging the board by forcing it into a less efficient planing angle.
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Aug 1, 2012, 05:34 PM #15
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