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  1. #21
    The best advice that I ever got was to focus on foot placement. Once that is happening every time...then the rest is fine tuning.Yankee is spot on... getting the most out of the wave will come from setting that rail quickly. Real easy to shoot strait down a face and then there is no energy to work with. Working down the line is where the fun is.

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    pay attention to your upper body. where are your shoulders in a turn? how about your trailing arm? head? These are important things in big turns.
    ^^ He speaks the truth. Pay close attention to this next time you're out.

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    Thanks guys, so tell me more about where my upper body and foot positioning, I can pay attention to this all I want but if I don't know what i'm looking for I'll just be looking at myself with a big question mark. I know that my turns start with my head, then shoulders, then waist, etc., and I think I understand foot placement, but I usually rely on instincts, gotta remember I started out skateboarding back in the day, lots of muscle memory still from that. I'm 5'9" and my board is 6'4", any thoughts?

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    INTO the turn. Too many try to counter rotate through a turn or lip bash.

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    I guess what i'm trying to get at here, is that I believe every board has an "identity", and when that identity is unlocked you then know what the limits of your board are and what it excels at the most. I feel once you unlock that, the only thing holding you back is you. I realize that the only way to figure this out is to surf the thing as much as possible and feel it out, but given the board dims (listed in OP) and characteristics, how would you approach surfing this board?

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    Couple more, before pad and fins

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    its funny cause ive had boards that i totally hated for the first few session and put them away. I would get them out later and for some reason they would be like magic. go figure. For that board giving those dims i would use it more for really big days or down the line screamers (fast and racy as Shaun Tompson would say). I has ALOT of volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    its funny cause ive had boards that i totally hated for the first few session and put them away. I would get them out later and for some reason they would be like magic. go figure. For that board giving those dims i would use it more for really big days or down the line screamers (fast and racy as Shaun Tompson would say). I has ALOT of volume.
    I hear ya, don't get me wrong, I LOVE this board, I've done some of my best surfing on this board so far, it was like cheating the moment I started paddling it the 1st time, catches waves easily and turns really well. It does have A LOT of volume though, which was intentional, so that I can get comfortable with shorter boards again but not hurt my paddling as I have shoulder issues and felt I needed the extra foam, especially to get through the mushier summer months. The better I get the less volume I think i'll need on future boards, but this one is a keeper. What i'm basically searching for is the "Game Genie" for this board... if you're a Nintendo fan

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    alot of it too is what the wave will give you. if you surfers fast waves then you are limited to certain things, same with slow peelers so you have to account for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    alot of it too is what the wave will give you. if you surfers fast waves then you are limited to certain things, same with slow peelers so you have to account for that.
    Good point, I'm itching for some proper waves so I can get to work on this thing again, it's been all LB the past month or so