Single fin shortboards

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by JET01 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:24 pm

Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:07 pm
The less effort, more relaxed you are, and more subtle you surf it the better it responds. It forces you to strip down any superfluous movement and really focus on the wave.
You just articulated the biggest learning of my single fin tangent.

And I can't wait to get my big red bastard down to bells to do just that.

We'll have to tee up a wave next time there's a swell around.

I don't mind riding mine (6'8) in bumpy point waves. I find the weightiness of the board really helps getting through the chop and the length is great for getting in early on the high tide.
I flick over to the 7'7 over on the beachie though.

Glad it's going well for you mate.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:32 pm

Yep. You gotta let single fins do their thing. Feel the wave out, don't try and force your agenda on the board or the wave. Let the board and wave be boss and follow along

They're simple and neutral but also really unforgiving if your
Timing and positioning is even slightly out. There's no quick way to make up lost momentum (no pumping your way out of a mistake like on multi fin boards) as it's essentially just a rudder
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Davros » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:26 pm

Blue ribband. Blue Ribbon is a brand of Ice Cream. Looks like a creamy board

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by offshore1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:52 am

Hatchnam wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:07 pm
... The less effort, more relaxed you are, and more subtle you surf it the better it responds. It forces you to strip down any superfluous movement and really focus on the wave.
You can still throw in some Dionysian hand jive . Surely.
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by JaM71 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:03 am

Oh yeah, the hand jives are the cherry on top, I would add a hair flick into my best waves as well but I don't have enough hair left
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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:13 am

A subtle nose blow or wrist adjustment on the wettie is statement enough.

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Re: Single fin shortboards

Post by godsavethequeen » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:45 am

You have to surf to feel the ocean. Sometimes the ocean catches you, Wipeout!

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