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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmassSpicoli View Post
    SUP, your dimensions are nearly the same as mine. Add an inch and 3-5lbs. The Taylor Knox 31" is what I have and is awesome. I can get my surf stance on it and it's very good repetition even for foot placement on a pop up. Highly recommend getting one of these. Definite game changer. Plus tons of fun every day. Not only riding it but from seeing the looks you get from others, both commoners and skaters. They think you're a mystic with the things the Carver will do that a longboard skateboard will not.
    Thanks dude, i'm sold, I just gotta get one now, hope your killin it down there!

  2. #52
    Take your carver to the park and ride the bowl. you can pump and get really back footed on your turns off the banks. Concentrate on the leading arm and extension out of your turns. Getting speed is all about compression and extension, once you've put yourself in the right place on the wave.

  3. #53
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    first u need to start with a good bottom turn on a proper size wave.iv heard a lot of people saying they cant get their carves down and its not that they are doing something wrong,its the wrong wave.its hard to carve a little 2-3footer which is usually mush.you need a nice clean wall to draw your lines.its all about angling your body,just watch any good surf video and youll see guys going into their bottom turn where half the board is sunk and their face is a ft from the face of the wave.you have to put your bodyweight in it and flow with it.for example,if your going to launch a huge carve off the top,you want your body to be perpendicular to the wave where all your weight it concentrated on the rail and its like your floating.sounds easy in writing but it takes time.you just want to get over your fears of wipeouts,they happen to the best of us.when your pushing it,u might take a few spills but It will pay off in the long run.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ym1IFbLt3M

    watch this for practice

  4. #54
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    Quote Originally Posted by frontsidecrotchgrab View Post
    Take your carver to the park and ride the bowl. you can pump and get really back footed on your turns off the banks. Concentrate on the leading arm and extension out of your turns. Getting speed is all about compression and extension, once you've put yourself in the right place on the wave.
    Thanks man, I skateboarded for many years when I was younger, and still have muscle memory from that, I haven't been on a carver before but I'm willing to bet it'll feel familiar with all the surfing I've done and all the skateboarding from my youth. I have a few skate parks in the area, but most of my neighborhood is flat concrete with sidewalks, so I dunno how often i'll get to use it. I need to scope out a good place to take it that's convenient to get to.

  5. #55
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    Quote Originally Posted by cepriano View Post
    first u need to start with a good bottom turn on a proper size wave.iv heard a lot of people saying they cant get their carves down and its not that they are doing something wrong,its the wrong wave.its hard to carve a little 2-3footer which is usually mush.you need a nice clean wall to draw your lines.its all about angling your body,just watch any good surf video and youll see guys going into their bottom turn where half the board is sunk and their face is a ft from the face of the wave.you have to put your bodyweight in it and flow with it.for example,if your going to launch a huge carve off the top,you want your body to be perpendicular to the wave where all your weight it concentrated on the rail and its like your floating.sounds easy in writing but it takes time.you just want to get over your fears of wipeouts,they happen to the best of us.when your pushing it,u might take a few spills but It will pay off in the long run.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ym1IFbLt3M

    watch this for practice
    Perfect man, this is what I've been looking for, much appreciated. I "got it" after the 1st 30 seconds of that video, his arm movement is so apparent and deliberate, that is just sticks out off the screen. I haven't been swinging them into the turns enough, it's been most my head and shoulders turning but I think I've been neglecting my arm movement.