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if you could improve one thing about your surfing
« on: January 26, 2006, 12:18:39 PM »
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  • the speed and smoothness with which i stand up

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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006, 12:24:35 PM »
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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006, 12:24:39 PM »
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  • the oftenness with which i go surfing

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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2006, 12:25:47 PM »
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    ding ding ding we have a winner, nothing improves your surfing more then SURFING

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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #4 on: January 26, 2006, 12:33:01 PM »
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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #5 on: January 26, 2006, 12:34:23 PM »
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  • There are too many things. I suck.  I think the first would be more power and fluidness in my turns
    Trust in the board.

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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #6 on: January 26, 2006, 12:46:35 PM »
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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #7 on: January 26, 2006, 12:51:18 PM »
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  • Sometimes I race toward an upcoming section for one big turn, while I should stay closer to the curl and get more turns in.  One good opening bottom turn can get you in the right rhythm...this is something I really need to focus on.
    Frontside layback snaps - I suck at them, and don't see me ever able to do them
    Pigdogging - I  lean too far in sometimes and get smashed up against my board
    Foot placement - I need to pay more attention to it
    Foot bangs tail area on pop up - I'll never be able to stop this habit...more delams in me future.
    I could duck dive better




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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #8 on: January 26, 2006, 12:55:39 PM »
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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #9 on: January 26, 2006, 01:02:04 PM »
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  • well....everything except duck diving---I'm pretty good at that

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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #10 on: January 26, 2006, 01:02:39 PM »
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  • surf more
    paddle longer
    duckdiver deeper
    more commimnet in my turns
    more turns
    try airs
     

    theres def not one thing  ...haha

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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #11 on: January 26, 2006, 01:20:23 PM »
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  • on a longboard:
    -improv my cross-stepping - make it my default mode of movement - now I only cross-step when I think about it. If I stop thinking about I start shuffling again.
    -Also cross-step faster and with better balance.
    -in general move around on my board more often - don't be afraid of the very back for faster more intense turns - and stop stopping 1 foot away from the nose. move more and committ to get the 5 toes on the nose instead of getting both feet near the nose.

    on a shortboard:
    -everything.
    -specifically hitting the lip with more speed and power.
    -learn to get low down for barrels. right now I'll go to get in position and just get knocked or crunched by the lip.

    In general:
    - quit bending over! lower my center of gravity though my knees, not my waist.
    - surf more

    great thread.


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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #12 on: January 26, 2006, 01:47:09 PM »
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  •  recognize, get to, and take off from the money spot on every wave .  a lot of subsequent problems flow from a poor-position launch , i'm convinced



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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #13 on: January 26, 2006, 01:56:03 PM »
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  • fluidity - pushing my mind farther ahead on the wave.  better style.  not falling down.

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    Re: if you could improve one thing about your surfing
    « Reply #14 on: January 26, 2006, 01:58:17 PM »
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  • gosh, so much.  not even sure where to start, but one things for sure!  DUCKDIVING!!! 

    (and btw, from the way mcfloaty writes, he sounds like a kook.  KOOOOOOKKK!!!!  Hahaha.  sike.)