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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    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?
    Also get an Indo board. It will help your foot placement, stance and your ability to coil and uncoil to produce speed and power in your movements, generated from the hips and lower body and translated to the upper body and the board itself. And TC Redlines are good in big surf. I like them in pumping waves almost as much as the Sunny Gs.

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    i dont LB so im really screwed. a few days here and there tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    Also get an Indo board. It will help your foot placement, stance and your ability to coil and uncoil to produce speed and power in your movements, generated from the hips and lower body and translated to the upper body and the board itself. And TC Redlines are good in big surf. I like them in pumping waves almost as much as the Sunny Gs.
    Do those Indo boards really help? Anybody ever break an arm falling off one of those? I have great balance but hey ya never know HAHA

    I'm thinking of getting a carver skateboard, lots of ppl on here have em and they swear by them, I just don't know how I'll like one compared to a regular skateboard which is what i'm more familiar with but I realize they are for two totally different things.

    I'll have to pick up a pair of those TC Redlines one of these days to have around for when it gets juicy out there

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    yeah the sunny gs are awesome for heavy waves. I love the sa3s from futures.

  5. Watching videos can help, but you have to understand what you're watching. Pay close attention to the relationship between the head and shoulders when others are doing their power moves. When I was in Hawaii and having trouble getting deep dig on my bottom turns, a friend of mine came up to me, and put his finger to my chin and turned it to the left, then said "use your head." It made all the difference, where your head goes the body will follow. Do this move to yourself, take your finger and twist your chin, you should feel it in your shoulders, that's the most basic start of turning with more power in your torque.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisguysthumbs View Post
    Watching videos can help, but you have to understand what you're watching. Pay close attention to the relationship between the head and shoulders when others are doing their power moves. When I was in Hawaii and having trouble getting deep dig on my bottom turns, a friend of mine came up to me, and put his finger to my chin and turned it to the left, then said "use your head." It made all the difference, where your head goes the body will follow. Do this move to yourself, take your finger and twist your chin, you should feel it in your shoulders, that's the most basic start of turning with more power in your torque.
    Head movement, check. Solid advice thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    INTO the turn. Too many try to counter rotate through a turn or lip bash.
    Hey Pump, did you mean LEAN into the turn? If so that makes sense, I was trying to figure out what you meant and this is all I can come up with.

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    DPSUP???? what the F? I thought you were at least good enough to throw a fitzpedo.... Im worried about where you are in surfing now dude...

    after skimming through the comments.... I saw something that I think is a good observation... don't spend too much time out on the shoulder. I remember once I learned how to keep myself in the "power pocket" of the wave (btw, I heard that expression from Dane Reynolds... not my own creation.) I was able to get more turns in each wave. also, I found that I got even more power out of mush waves by holding the turn back into the foam ball and turning once I hit that spot.

    but seriously.... work on the fitzpedo... when the time is right you'll know when to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFitz73 View Post
    DPSUP???? what the F? I thought you were at least good enough to throw a fitzpedo.... Im worried about where you are in surfing now dude...

    after skimming through the comments.... I saw something that I think is a good observation... don't spend too much time out on the shoulder. I remember once I learned how to keep myself in the "power pocket" of the wave (btw, I heard that expression from Dane Reynolds... not my own creation.) I was able to get more turns in each wave. also, I found that I got even more power out of mush waves by holding the turn back into the foam ball and turning once I hit that spot.

    but seriously.... work on the fitzpedo... when the time is right you'll know when to use it.
    No worries Fitzypoo, I've been practicing my Fitzpedo on the kiddies at the community swimming pool and I think it's ready to unveil to the world. Might make my first target the elderly lady holding onto the foam noodle in the impact zone, that would have to top anything that's been done to date, no?

    Seriously though, I appreciate the tips, I'm not as good as some of youse guys on here, but i'm working on it. As any good artist, you never stop trying to perfect your craft, although perfection is unattainable, the pursuit of it is where people grow and evolve into something better than before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Hey Pump, did you mean LEAN into the turn? If so that makes sense, I was trying to figure out what you meant and this is all I can come up with.
    maybe. what i am talking about is counter rotating the upper body in a turn. you see it all the time. Guy wants to do a big left carve starts the turn but rotates his upper body to t he RIGHT when he should be turning his whole body into the turn.