Jasedrummer wrote:You should practice the pop up on land first to get it right.....
I had this problem when first starting, especially as my feet were off the edge of the board, which means you can't use your feet as leverage.
at first I couldn't get it either, but its simply practice but also a few tips to remember:
Don't grab the rails - put your hands flat on the board.
Your hands should be down at your lower ribs - this is key. any further up and you just can't get enough leverage to pop up and also room to get your legs under you.
arch you back and push arms up straight quickly, bringing your legs through underneath.
Concentrate on getting you front foot 90 degrees to the stringer.
Only let your hands off the board when your feet are in position.
Get your hands positioned over the rails, knees bent and look where you want to go.
Don't give up, you'll get it.....
sounds llike you are doing Ok anyway.....I am only at the point of starting to catch unbroken waves....spent the last 12 months trying to get my pop up right first before leaving the white water!
skimmer2 wrote:Watch this chap - no idea what he is saying but he has the right technique I reckon. Ignore the first 1m 50 then watch the rest.
orama15 wrote:skimmer2 wrote:Watch this chap - no idea what he is saying but he has the right technique I reckon. Ignore the first 1m 50 then watch the rest.
Thanks for that post. Super helpful video actually... Couldn't understand a word he was saying either, but his movement steps were really clear: the way he arched his back before popping up and then pushing up to get the feet underneath should be really helpful next time I get out. He also lifted his feet in the air as he arched his back to create momentum to swing his feet onto the board during the push up phase...
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