yea i relize its speed killer but its a nessisity for big manuvers off the top right?
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If you can do it right, its necessary, otherwise its just a waste. The idea of it, is to get your momentum moving downwards to generate speed with gravity, then when you push hard, the angular velocity will give you speed to turn back up the wave and crank it off the lip. If you can't get the turn right, you lose all your speed. If you do it right, you can gain speed
Apr 20, 2009, 11:27 PM #13
should clarify...i meant a bottom turn on the drop. too many people try to crank a big bottom turn on the drop and around here it just doesn't work in most conditions. now, after pumping a ton to get some speed the turn is the set up for alot of stuff.
Apr 21, 2009, 01:47 AM #14Senior Member
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- Virginia Beach
Backside surfing is much more vertical than front side surfing, and you lead with your shoulder. Enough said.
and when pumping don't pump with a split-legged stance wayyyy at the tail of your board. Aside from not gaining any speed, you'll look ridiculous for trying so hard and not getting anywhere.
And when surfing backside, (to gain speed) always face your shoulders forward. square up- more athletic- easier to maneuver= more speed. and like everyone said, when turning, lead with your shoulder. and when you do a reentry off the top lean forward a little on the drop to gain speed... always be moving around on your board, there's a reason you're feet aren't strapped in place.
May 12, 2009, 10:30 PM #16
May 12, 2009, 10:35 PM #17
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yea just think about how you pump frontside. lift up the nose and bring it up the wave a little a pump back down, its the same backside but you move your foot the other way. practice is the best solution though
May 12, 2009, 10:45 PM #18