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Re: Getting Bigger Balls for waves

Postby WP101 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:16 am

cricket wrote: Ross Clarke Smith


did he get married recently? :lol:
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Re: Getting Bigger Balls for waves

Postby Philshoz » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:50 am

WP101 wrote:
cricket wrote: Ross Clarke Smith


did he get married recently? :lol:


Back in the knife drawer funny-cuts....... :lol:
http://pshorrock.wix.com/phil-shorrock---photography
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Re: Getting Bigger Balls for waves

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:50 pm

Lean forward, don't lean back.

People think they are going to be safer by weighting the tail in drops. This is erroneous. You will stall and get pitched.

Watch old footage of Andy Irons - he literally paddles down the face on some waves with his body upside-down.

3 or 4 good paddles should get you into most waves - learn to do powerful, deep full paddles with your chin on the deck of your board. I see so many people do about 7 or 8 superficial windmill paddles with their chest almost off their board, totally un-committed, but still thinking they will somehow get into the wave.

There's some tips at the bottom of this page:

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/surfl ... oke_41384/
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Re: Getting Bigger Balls for waves

Postby Archy_is_God » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:59 pm

http://vimeo.com/48212709

Forgot to say - relax, too. While your arms may be digging deep, you want to avoid tensing the rest of your body.
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Re: Getting Bigger Balls for waves

Postby Black » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:50 pm

Archy_is_God wrote:Lean forward, don't lean back. Good point

People think they are going to be safer by weighting the tail in drops. This is erroneous. You will stall and get pitched.

Watch old footage of Andy Irons - he literally paddles down the face on some waves with his body upside-down.

3 or 4 good paddles should get you into most waves - learn to do powerful, deep full paddles with your chin on the deck of your board. I see so many people do about 7 or 8 superficial windmill paddles with their chest almost off their board, totally un-committed, but still thinking they will somehow get into the wave.
Looking at my gopro footage I'm actually amazed how little paddling I do into a wave (it feels like more) but also amazed how much I do in between times!

There's some tips at the bottom of this page:

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/surfl ... oke_41384/
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