Trying to bury the rail and kill it on too small/weak a wave. Sometimes you just have to do flat turns, no matter how badly you want to lay down a HACK. I've blown more waves on that first top turn more times than I care to count. Usually happens on one of the first waves of a session, when I'm overamped before I settle down. It especially sucks when it's the best wave of the session... you can't get it back... you blew it and fell off like a kook on the wave of the day.
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Thread: Bad surfing habits...
Aug 10, 2012, 01:30 PM #21
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Aug 10, 2012, 01:33 PM #22Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2012
I will say that spending time on the log has made me correct a lot of my bad habits that I formed on the short boards. Going back to the basics is great for you.
Aug 10, 2012, 01:42 PM #23
i wish i wasn't so heavy footed... when i walk my longboards its sounds like thunder.
Aug 10, 2012, 02:16 PM #25
I try to generate too much power from my front leg on turns, particularly off the top. Bought a Carver skateboard about a month ago so have been practicing on land using my back leg. It's never too late to teach an old dog new tricks. I hope.
Aug 10, 2012, 02:26 PM #26Senior Member
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- Sep 2008
- Monmouth County
1. being too low on the wave face pulling into the barrel. not sure why this happens but i think i need to be mindful of it. usually doesn't happen on days w/ lots of barrels but moreso when i'm not really expecting it? will cause me to pull out sometimes b/c i don't have enough speed to make it. really frustrating.
2. fear of pulling into barrel in really shallow water. not sure if this is a bad thing.
Aug 10, 2012, 02:53 PM #27
Not checking out different breaks to see if their going off.I have 3 favorite spots and don't check anything else.
Aug 10, 2012, 07:30 PM #30