It needs a name.

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by LongIslandBro, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. LongIslandBro

    LongIslandBro Well-Known Member

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    Jul 21, 2017
    So about half my surfing time is spent surfing a left, right off a rock jetty (the other half is on sandbars). There’s a sweet power spot near the jetty, where the wave jacks up and it makes for real easy takeoffs.
    Lately I’m trying a “no paddle takeoff” where I use both hands to push the board down and angle it so the forward momentum and sweet energy spot allow me to take off without paddling.
    I’ve seen other dudes do this before, so how come it doesn’t have a name like “the Heimlich maneuver” or “the shocker”?
    Saying “no paddle drop in” just sounds lame.
    Can we all agree to start calling it “the metard” or “the Chavez “?
     
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  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I have done them before but not often enough where I feel confident in it. Would like to get better at that.
     

  3. ChavezyChavez

    ChavezyChavez Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    Id be honoured. I do those take offs all the time. I make the wave about 20% of the time
     
  4. LongIslandBro

    LongIslandBro Well-Known Member

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    Jul 21, 2017
    My success ratio is about the same at this point, but it’s improving.

    “The Chavez” it is then.
    (So it was written, so shall it be.)
     
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  5. LongIslandBro

    LongIslandBro Well-Known Member

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    Jul 21, 2017
    I’ve never pulled the move off on a sandbar, but like I said, it sometimes works next to the jetty.
     
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Good point.
     
  7. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    I vote "the pumpmaster" for the sandbar kine