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    Droping in ?

    New to the forumn so take it easy .....Was at my local break yesterday when a Lboarder paddled by and offered some advice. I was on my bigger shortboard as it was waist to maybe chest. I dropped in and had my back leg bent to where my knee was almost to the board. He stated that I do NOT want to get in to the habit of droppin in on my back knee as it's a hard habit to break.

    I do realize that draggin the back leg can reduce steering but I do see some of the pro's doing this (albeit in much bigger surf). I mostly was trying to stay low in order to have better balance. Any advice ?

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    Hey Bro welcome! You seem to come accross like a solid guy- alot of other ppl on here will end up getting the business since they are new...and usually they arnt too humble...

    staying low for better balance is a good thing... but also getting to your feet asap is good too. He was right in his advise... if someone offers free advise in the water- take them up on it!!! Dragging the knee could produce bad habits- plus you will not have any good turning capabilities... you really got to get up quick- maintain balance no matter what- and turn and go... then start shredding- like njshreddmachine

    Now if your on a - lets say - 23 ft wave in jersey... then maybe... maybe you will have to drop the knee.. i would ask njshreddermachinee about that one.... he will be the one bench pressing on the beach as a warm up before he paddles out. nice guy... he also has the fastest car on the block fyi.

    anyways bro- stay cool and keep it up! Practice is the main thing!!!

    ps- can someone spell check me... i dont have time and im going on lunch break...

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    Welcome to SI, I think that's solid advice for the most part, get all the way to your feet ASAP, if you are tucking into one, then drop to a knee if it's a tight squeeze, that's what she said....

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    niiiiice lol^

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkingonh2o View Post
    Now if your on a - lets say - 23 ft wave in jersey... then maybe... maybe you will have to drop the knee.. i would ask njshreddermachinee about that one.... he will be the one bench pressing on the beach as a warm up before he paddles out. nice guy... he also has the fastest car on the block fyi.
    I was waiting!! LOL Very well executed Walking!

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    the only advice I'd add is to not look to what pros do and try to emulate. Most of the time you see a pro doing that its to get into a certain spot or position for the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisurfr View Post
    New to the forumn so take it easy .....Was at my local break yesterday when a Lboarder paddled by and offered some advice. I was on my bigger shortboard as it was waist to maybe chest. I dropped in and had my back leg bent to where my knee was almost to the board. He stated that I do NOT want to get in to the habit of droppin in on my back knee as it's a hard habit to break.

    I do realize that draggin the back leg can reduce steering but I do see some of the pro's doing this (albeit in much bigger surf). I mostly was trying to stay low in order to have better balance. Any advice ?
    Its not a bad thing if your doing this with purpose...
    When taking a left (my backside) if the wave is steep or I want to get my board pointed down the line extremely fast, I will go into the front foot on the board and the back kneed on the board holding the rail and once the turn is completed I will get on my feet. Its a seamless move for me and I use it to my advantage. I never do this when taking off on my front side though as there is no need.

    However, it can be a bad habbit if you have not conquered the pop up and turn yet. Get comfortable using both methods and figure out when you need to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroevol View Post
    I was waiting!! LOL Very well executed Walking!
    +1 Very well done.

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    All ... thx for the advice .... all good stuff. I don't do all the time but will have to work on it. I'm humble enough to realize that others can see what we're doing wrong well before we can. He was a solid guy and good surfr. Those who give respect get respect. See ya

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    Remember... When the wave breaks here, don't be there