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  1. #11
    I love to punt on 4th and long

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by MadeItStop View Post
    lol Chavez love putting it on rail that momentum change over the arc lights up part of my brain. pringled
    Me rikey to hit lip hard. But sometimes I like to make sweet, sweet love to it as well.

  3. #13
    Iv never pulled any air. Never tried. Probably never will. To me it just seems like a good way to keep myself out of the water when I'm older. Knees and what not.

    So basically take this with a grain of salt because i truly no nothing about airs. Speed and lots of it, seems important. Secondly id say the section and the angle at which you approach it. I actually saw a three part video from some British kid explaining how to do airs, except i had it muted. Just kinda watched. Seemed like if i actually listened it might be a good lesson. But like i said, no interest in airs so i muted it. I'll see if i can find it for you

  4. Look where you want to go. It's about learning to make new movements with your body, just like learning to do a bottom turn or a cutback. Ollie on a skateboard. Practice jumping on the beach. Rail to rail to get speed, bottom turn and look above the wave bring your front foot up trying to ride up the wave with the board flat. Imagine the wave as a halfpipe. Bring your arms upwards or look over your shoulder if you're trying to spin.

    First, just practice generating speed by going rail to rail staying mid to high up on the wave. Speed is your friend. Once you have enough speed, tricks become second nature. When you have the ability to generate speed, your turn before the air becomes an extra boost.

    Alternatively, try slowing it down in smaller surf and focus on the way the board reacts under your feet.

    Oh, and the right board for the conditions and like a 20mph offshore wind on a good clean short period swell helps too LOL

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    Thanks for all the advise’ my dudes. I think a part of my issue has been staying too much on rail during take off and not being flat enough. I’m gonna try that imaginary lip thing too. I think that’s a solid thought to have going into it.

    Gonna try to get someone to record me this weekend and it’s looking like good potential conditions for it, chest high and onshore.

    I’ll use this tread in the future for uploading progression pics/vids.

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    It's hard when you're unathletic like me, but when you boost one it's a great feeling. Skating helps.

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    I've made point the past couple years at improving going top to bottom for speed (especially on the not so hollow beach breaks up here) and when having greater speed going back to the lip with more speed for those lip hacks. still need to get better at being more pocket aware and getting some carves in, especially when going frontside, which is left, which is the best, but one thing at a time

    so with all those cane swells and ample, consistent and manageable chest to slightly OH sessions @ 12+ I was able to get some real speed in September (with all the slower beach breaks like I said). on one sunday morning a couple weeks ago I got a couple really, really good top to bottom lip hacks in where I just kept increasing speed down the line on my 6'8" 2+1. on the third trip up to the lip with a section coming up I really (instinctively) dropped down to the bottom and hit a sharp bottom turn fast to get back up before the close out (no such thing, I know) and some how managed to do a tail whip that released my fins.....for a very, very, very short time.

    I was stoked on that wave for a week through another 1 or 2 subpar sessions compared to that

    so my advise, get goode at going top to bottom. some day by accident you may get a little release.

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    Yewwww sounds sick dude. This got me stoked. I love those sessions that leave a lasting impression.
    Im ready to put in some twerk this weekend. So long as the local winds cooperate.

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    Don't be afraid to go try airs with some light onshore wind. Onshores make it bowly, which is good... and it can help keep your board against your feet. Another guy I used to surf with said about doing airs..."you're riding the wind." I always thought that kinda worked, conceptually.