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Put peddal to the metal
« on: August 22, 2007, 10:57:10 AM »
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  • but putting it through the floor is bad. Twice today I had the chance to make a little barrel and twice I put my foot down so hard I buried the nose.

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #1 on: August 22, 2007, 11:04:41 AM »
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  • remember:  WOPAT drop down se BWAAA

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #2 on: August 22, 2007, 11:08:15 AM »
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  • Awe man that's it I was going Bwahaha and then Wop-pat
    Trust in the board.

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #3 on: August 22, 2007, 12:49:57 PM »
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  • does it happen when you were gong backside? That happens a lot to me on my backside but when I'm looking at the wave it doesn't really happen.

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #4 on: August 22, 2007, 01:37:07 PM »
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  • It was front side while I was up and riding already. I went to take a half step up on the board so I could get a little more speed and then I just leaned to far into it. At least its better then my old problem which took me a long time to figure out. I would get to high lose my edge and fall or get taken out by the lip. Backside the few I have gotten I generally grabbed a rail.

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007, 03:36:06 PM »
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  • I see 1 fin in some of the footage I have of him & you can clearly see him step up but leans way back with his inside arm extended behind him. Its a great balance. Same with NYCWO, Ive seen it personally & does the same thing. Nice. Ive onl gota good pit or 2 on my longboard, my other fish I got many more by tucking my knee down & putting my head down with my arms forward. I wish I had more experience with em but hey, its NYC, whatcha gonna do ay?

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #6 on: August 23, 2007, 11:30:43 AM »
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  • my other fish I got many more by tucking my knee down & putting my head down with my arms forward.
    What would you call that the bow of praise, standup pig dog or ka-zam.

    Whatever it is called it has the same purpose to move your weight forward on the board.

    I think it looks better when a guy basically moves through the barrel and looks like he's not even trying or he hasn't modified his stance much to do so. The video of guys out at pipe if you watch were they have their feet it's no where near the rear of the board. You can see them shuffle(with one two small steps) their feet up and then back when they get out of the barrel. Of course we have nothing like pipe but thats what I'm going for.
    Trust in the board.

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #7 on: August 23, 2007, 12:38:23 PM »
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  • my other fish I got many more by tucking my knee down & putting my head down with my arms forward.
    What would you call that the bow of praise, standup pig dog or ka-zam.


    I call it the, "Hold still, Im gonna take a picture of your Vagina" stance.

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    Re: Put peddal to the metal
    « Reply #8 on: August 23, 2007, 01:17:38 PM »
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  • my other fish I got many more by tucking my knee down & putting my head down with my arms forward.
    What would you call that the bow of praise, standup pig dog or ka-zam.

    Whatever it is called it has the same purpose to move your weight forward on the board.

    I think it looks better when a guy basically moves through the barrel and looks like he's not even trying or he hasn't modified his stance much to do so. The video of guys out at pipe if you watch were they have their feet it's no where near the rear of the board. You can see them shuffle(with one two small steps) their feet up and then back when they get out of the barrel. Of course we have nothing like pipe but thats what I'm going for.

    i was just thinking yesterday about how much i shuffle my feet around when i'm setting up for the barrel or a cutback or floater or whatever.  Then i started thinking about how i really see certain guys do this more than others - especially guys from the islands.  Most CA & Aussie* surfers i see really don't move their feet much.  They've got their stance and keep the feet planted and work all their maneuvers out of the same stance.  Just an observation.

    Anyway, for me at least i think a lot of it has to do with not really being a 'centered' surfer ie. i'm on the rails a lot.  I think if you surf steep reef breaks, you really have to get out on the rails which can be tough to do with your feet planted in one spot.




    *yes, i'm aware australia is an island.
    « Last Edit: August 23, 2007, 01:31:20 PM by little_nasty »