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  1. #1
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    Hitting foot on tail during pop-up. Any help?

    I'm goofy footed and I hit the top of my left foot on the tail when I pop-up about 75% of the time. It hurts like hell and I end up having to take a knee before I stand. It also throws me off considering I'm a noob and it breaks my concentration. Any suggestions? Maybe a drill I could do on land to help. Anything will be helpful.

  2. try bodyboarding faag

  3. #3
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    You're either starting out way too far back (toward the tail) on your board, your board is too short for you to learn on, or you're just plain doing it wrong.

    I think it's supposed to go something like:
    • Plant both hands on the rails and start a push up with your back arched.
    • Bend your front leg and plant your foot as you push up and let go with your hands.
    • Your back foot should be where its supposed to be and you stand up.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by notjamee View Post
    try bodyboarding faag
    lol

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  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by notjamee View Post
    try bodyboarding faag
    Thanks man. Super intelligent post. Are you bitter that your in KY?

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-bot View Post
    You're either starting out way too far back (toward the tail) on your board, your board is too short for you to learn on, or you're just plain doing it wrong.

    I think it's supposed to go something like:
    • Plant both hands on the rails and start a push up with your back arched.
    • Bend your front leg and plant your foot as you push up and let go with your hands.
    • Your back foot should be where its supposed to be and you stand up.
    Thanks man. I'm about to go out. Ill check my position because I think I may have been too far back. I'm 5'10" with a 6'2" board, is that too short?

  7. #7
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    Jul 2009
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    That's way too short of a board for a beginner.
    You should be starting out on a longboard in the 8 to 10 foot range. Bigger is better when you're starting out, especially on small Florida waves.

  8. #8
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    Jul 2010
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    I understand the board is a little short. I've always been good at board sports and I surfed a little when I was younger. I figure it will just be harder to learn but I will get it eventually. I think I was just too far back. Now my biggest problem is being in the right spot to catch a wave.

  9. #9
    I spring off my back foot when popping up. It's more like a step up. It doesn't look as bad as it sounds.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by zeech View Post
    I spring off my back foot when popping up. It's more like a step up. It doesn't look as bad as it sounds.
    thats because your a homsexuil, and i spelt it wrong so it wouldnt be censored