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Thread: Style and Flow

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    Style and Flow

    There's a lot of ways to surf, everybody seems to develop their own "style" and "flow". Whether it's on a LB or a SB, or even a mid-length, I bet there has been someone you see surfing, and say to yourself, that dude has style, or look at how he flows, or something to that effect, insert your own words.

    This gets me thinking about the different styles of long boarding, the different approaches to high performance surfing, how to have a good blend of the two on a mid length, etc., The various differences is what makes it all an art form and a form of expression.

    Those of you with lots of experience, what's your advice on developing style or flow, please be pacific and detailed, you choose the board.

    Those of you with little to no experience with this topic, what is it that you want to know?

    Everybody else, feel free to to just talk about what you've learned along the way.

    Lastly, feel free to sprinkle the thread with music, surf videos, pics, and scantily clads.

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    Overall, my short board style is terrible. I look like two squirrels f@cking in a burlap bag.
    I guess I've always kept the style I learned back in the 70's. When I ride a mid-length I sorta ride it with a long board stylee. Long, drawn out turns, graceful cut backs. I like that. Yes, I called my dirty old azz graceful!

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    I'd start the convo by saying good style starts with economy of movement, and goes on from there.

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    And here's a scantily clad
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    Good start to the thread Chavez lol

    LB, totally agree. I think it just comes with repetition of wave riding, the more you ride, the more you relax and do less and accomplish more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChavezyChavez View Post
    And here's a scantily clad
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    She flows real well, and, with style I notice!!
    Surfing...what surfing??!!??

    But....relax as you go down the wave line and keep some shock absorber function in them knees as you make turns....wide turns, the mo' the betta!!

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    don't limit yourself to backside or frontside, same as regular or goofy. just cuz u think you're better at one than the other just limits you down the line. don't stand still on the board, bend the neez or drop all the way and hold on to the rail for diff perspectives and manuevering on the wave. then try the creativity of taking on closeouts, aerials, one hands in the pants tricks. gotta flex, which may or may not include anasttasia's twerk warmupmaxresdefault.jpg

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    Pop it like it's hoooot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I'd start the convo by saying good style starts with economy of movement, and goes on from there.
    Exactly. Doing the least to optimum effect. "Making it look it easy" comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    the more you ride, the more you relax and do less and accomplish more.
    Yes... it's the old, "form/function" thing. Good style is usually highly functional, as well as aesthetically pleasing.

    I was talking to this guy who's an old dog, now shooting a lot of photos, mostly of his son, who's a very talented surfer. The dad is a nice guy, and does his best to sort of "coach" some of the local kids. So during this one conversation he says to me, "hands up over your head... good picture. Hands up over your head palms up, GREAT picture." I just laughed a little inside... because THAT's what's wrong with "style" these days. It's just too posed... too contrived.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Oct 28, 2016 at 03:12 PM.