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  1. #31
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    Sh!t-ass man, I was 13 in 1990. Freaking out to Pearl Jam and enjoying quality new york Knicks hoops. man... things have changed.

  2. #32
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    I'm still 13.... Well mentally... Got you beat. 13 in 1982!! I was freaking out to Van Halen hangin out at the record store in the mall. Yea things have changed! We can have hella more fun now! Only WE have to pay for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilSurf View Post
    Its 5'9 x 18 5/8 x 2


    Look on youtube for videos on duck diving.....Note the hand positioning on the board. I see a lot of people try to duck dive a board to far down from the nose to really push the board under where you can angle down below the wave.

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    Here's how one guy duck dives a longboard the right way:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKfUQ_AsrO4

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    Don't ditch the board unless you got some monster going to break on your board hard. I used to duck dive and try to come up too quick I found on big days and would be ripped from my board but now I dive deep and just wait till I feel the wave suck me back a little bit and then I know I'm good. I hold onto the board with a death grip because when its big your board is your best friend. When a 10 foot rolling head of whitewater is coming your way you'll wish you had your board under you instead of riding a washing machine. Got caught on the inside after missing the first wave of a set at Tres the other day and normally would have ditched the board but dove deep and popped through the next 3 waves breaking on me and/or in front of me. yewwww

  6. #36
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    im on a 5'8 fish its super duper floaty, im 5 foot and 98 pounds and can not duck dive for **** on it, its super frustration and i honestly practice so much and seem to always get stuck and yanked back by the wave. Definetly going to try all these tips out and hopefully ill find a way because i love riding the board! Thanks a ton!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzyq View Post
    im on a 5'8 fish its super duper floaty, im 5 foot and 98 pounds and can not duck dive for **** on it, its super frustration and i honestly practice so much and seem to always get stuck and yanked back by the wave. Definetly going to try all these tips out and hopefully ill find a way because i love riding the board! Thanks a ton!
    Tell me if you notice anything that helps I'm 5'2 95 lbs.

  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by viajerodevida View Post
    ... but I was sort of expecting you to tell me how that should feel for me on my longboard, and what I'm doing wrong. I feel a little let down.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Well that makes me feel let down, like I wasted my time posting all that.
    Don't feel that way because I was attempting to be facetious. Fail. Lots of people post here expecting immediate results or impossible answers, and after all the good work you did on those diagrams for NeilSurf, as well as your response to my own comments, I was pointing out that you still failed to explain to me the feeling of what it's like for ME to duck dive MY longboard, and what I'M doing wrong. Didn't mean it to sound so serious.

    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    I will give you a 2 hour, duck-diving a longboard lesson. Peanut butter sandwiches will be provided after the lesson. The crusts will not be cut off.
    Talking about comfortably sharing my feelings; PB&J wreathed in dry, crusty nastiness. That's just wrong. So hurtful.