Some more bottom turns.

This summer I have been doing a lot more coaching and here are some other key points that I have been using.

One of the key points that keep on coming up are commitment and board angle, they are linked.

If the body is not committed to the turn you can not get enough angle on the board.

Now if you look closely my body is in fact centered over the center of the board. Because the board is so angled I am in fact learning quite far into the turn.

Do I make that lip, as I am definitely committed to it.

NO but because I hit it vertical the lip will always nock me back onto the wave.

Now this next example is more about the exit of the bottom turn to line up for the cut back.

Again you can see full commitment to the turn and as I am coming out of the turn the body is centered over the center of the board.  You can not really see it but the body is forwards.

This one shows it a bit better. I am concentrating on the lip I want to hit and continue to turn that last bit to hit it vertical.

If I go back on the board to early I will loose all my speed and reduce the options for the cut back.

Again this shot shows the Angle of the board.

The back foot commands the board, so it will dig the back corner into the water. So the nose will lift. The front arm is extended, so the rig goes forward, pulling you onto your front foot and driving the board around the turn.

You will also notice that my concentration is on the lip I want to hit.

Have fun and catch some waves.

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