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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by bagus, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    This boy "gets it"!!!!!
     
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Yesssss, that’s exactly what it’s all about!
     
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  3. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    360
    Jul 19, 2010
    I feel NJ surf doesn’t often give the opportunity for big bottom turns... if it’s big it’s barreling and I’m dropping in sideways under the lip. If it’s crumbly “which is rare” I love doing heavy bottom turns. I find myself automatically bottom turning to set up an off the top when it’s available. I’d like to start drawing out my bottom turn more but fast beach break has me on autopilot.
     
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  4. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah I get it. We've got a "sometimes" wave here that is picky and hormonal, but when it's working there is no such thing as "bottom turn". Take off at an extreme angle and hope the wave doesn't outrun you and flatten you in a foot of water lol
     
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  5. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Totally agree...a nice drawn out bottom turn alwAys feels good. Surfing screaming barrels takes on a different approach.

    Not drawing out your turns gives you a better chance at making and connecting sections. If your surfing a frames that shoulder out, the bottom turn is essential but angled drops on fast waves don't always give you the opportunity...the guy simply said I was drawing my turns too much...just enough to throw my timing on the upcoming barrel section. It made a huge difference for me on that trip and I am more conscious of it even surfing fast beach breaks.
     
  6. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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  7. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Yeah...timing is everything...every girl on the planet can tell you that!!!
     
  8. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    still got a bottom turn ??

    o barry
     
  9. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Not every girl Berryconda. Ever been with an awkward chick before.
     
  10. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Depends on the wave, sometimes it's critical, most of the time here on the EC it needs to be skipped, take the hi line and pump, pump pump your boart gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream
     
  11. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Technically speaking, a good bottom turn is a fine line between projection, flow and power. Tom Carrol ring a bell? The trick is to not burn off speed while trying to bury a rail and slingshot down the line without sliding ass. It's a tight rope act on big drops but so much fun, and you really know at that point in time if your board flexes well, if your fins are right, and if you are in tune.

    Then it's game on!!!
     
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  13. bagus

    bagus Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2014
    bingo
    somebody gets it
    o sisdog
     
  14. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest


    It is then also, that one knows whether you actually have good/great surfing skills, or a kook.
    And I disagree with those that say bottom turns can be done just with crumbling waves, not with hollow tubes, i.e. Pipeline type waves. Please view masters of the place Carrol, G. Lopez, etc.
    The ability to do bottom turns anywhere is the sorting out between good surfers and great surfers. Of course, there are a few notable exceptions in locations, ex-Tcheaupoo (could be suicide on a big day).
     
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  15. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    It’s all dependent on the situation, whether it calls for a bottom turn or not. Sometimes it makes sense and comes naturally and other times it requires a different approach or angle. Being able to make those decisions in the moment is crucial to getting the most out of the wave.
     
  16. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

    360
    Jul 19, 2010
    I’m not saying bottom turns are only usable on crumbly waves... Just saying NJ beach break doesn’t often allow a good op. I surf a lesser surfed wave quite often that is a big drop and you have to do drawn out bottom turns. That wave is a rare one in nj. It’s racing close outs on big days or trying to get under the lip before you get thrown over the lip. It’s not pipeline. Come down here and try to do a long drawn out bottom turn and you’ll be behind it in the whitewash.
     
  17. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    This is a good bottom turn
    BT 4.jpg BT 4.jpg
     
  18. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    well played Z
     
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  19. your pier

    your pier Well-Known Member

    Dec 2, 2013
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  20. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
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