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Re: Floater mechanics
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2006, 07:34:19 PM »
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  • The big difference is people go up to the lip - then think they are pulling a floater...a floater requires much less of a bottom turn then hitting the lip...but you approach it as such. I, personally, like floaters backside then landing tail first...I think it looks better. 1 word of advice...make sure to absorb the shock of the landing with your legs...if you land a PROPER floater straight-legged...you may have some problems.

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    Re: Floater mechanics
    « Reply #16 on: July 25, 2006, 10:13:06 PM »
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  • First you need a Beer... Then get yourself a hand saw and some Nails....
    Foamies are the new black

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    Re: Floater mechanics
    « Reply #17 on: July 25, 2006, 10:18:08 PM »
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  • A shotgun might help fpr the big ones, but you still have to be careful.

        but listen to the other folks... They sound more reasonable...
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    Re: Floater mechanics
    « Reply #18 on: July 26, 2006, 08:10:07 AM »
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  • speed and commitment.  The more speed you have coming into the floater the more ground you can cover and the more likely you will be able to continue the wave post floater.  I tend to not go to straight up as it shortens my float time.  I think of it as doing a 50/50 on a skatepark and grinding the rail.  Keeping your body low and your weight centered over the stringer is essential.  Try using your front hand as a guide to where you want your body to follow.  Never bail on a floater always try to ride it out.  Just keep at it, the nice things about floaters is there are all sorts of variations, keep at it.
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    Re: Floater mechanics
    « Reply #19 on: July 27, 2006, 09:24:45 AM »
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  • I have really been trying to get this down. Some of the advice sounds really good. Between that and the video I've seen I think I understand what I need to do. Now all I have to do is follow the number 1 piece of advie in this thread "surf". One of the reasons surfing is so challening is because everything is based on feel and the only way you get that is to keep suring.
    Trust in the board.

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    Re: Floater mechanics
    « Reply #20 on: July 27, 2006, 10:12:07 AM »
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  • everything is based on feel and the only way you get that is to keep surfing.


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    Re: Floater mechanics
    « Reply #21 on: July 27, 2006, 10:37:17 AM »
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  • BBC, better with a floater

    Put banana and banana liqueur into blender until it is a thick paste then add Bailey's to taste and pina colada mix and rum. Blend well then add ice and blend until smooth - enjoy!
    Ingredients :
    Bailey's Irish cream
    1xBanana
    Banana liqueur
    Ice
    Pina colada mix
    Rum, preferably dark

    The floater is created by adding a shot or pour of rum over the top, thus it floats on the surface

    http://fooddownunder.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=mixed+drink


    « Last Edit: July 27, 2006, 12:59:07 PM by jscottk »

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    Re: Floater mechanics
    « Reply #22 on: July 27, 2006, 01:03:02 PM »
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  • Or if your really pressed for time

    Take on 12 once bottle or can of Gunniess Stout
    ICE cold

    Pour into glass, let settle
    Float one or more shots of very dark rum over the top
    Let the rum get cold

    The only name I have ever heard for this West Indies/Jamacia drink was  "Strongman"

    + =
    « Last Edit: July 27, 2006, 01:06:28 PM by jscottk »