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    To me it looks like Marzo surfs for himself and nothing else

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    to me he looks like a good surfer to me

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    anyone have any experience or knowledge about surfing in the dominican republic? heading out there in a couple months and am dying to try surfing just wondering if there are any spots worthwhile to try and learn

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    Here's the reason I like twin fins, I just found this.
    http://www.surfscience.com/topics/su...tups/twin-fin/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Gordon View Post
    Here's the reason I like twin fins, I just found this.
    http://www.surfscience.com/topics/su...tups/twin-fin/
    good read, jim.


    and I know nothing if the domican.

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    I ride a four fin and i found that article to basically describe how i feel on a four fin. Do you guys think that a four fin really has a difference over the twin fin?
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    yeah, there's a difference. quad is wayy better in big conditions. Many big wave riders actually prefer using quads over thruster because of having extra fins cutting the wave on high-speed bottom turns. twins wouldn't be able to hang on because there would only be 1 fin cutting on the bottom turn. for average conditions I say twin > quad. for bigger waves I say quad > twin. thruster for in between or for extra 'hold' on the wave.

    not sure if that made any sense.

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    uhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhh. they dont makes quads for no reason.
    damn infractions

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    The reason I like twins is ........I like smaller waves (around head high) and I like how the twins are looser and with 3 or 4 fins there's more fins to break off. =(
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    Yeah......I know I have posted this before, but there are lots of new guys on here now that haven't seen it. And as you know I love fish.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Gordon View Post
    This is the reason I keep telling you guys to get a fish surfboard, check it out.
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    1:55
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    hey guys...
    "Haha.. you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: Never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji View Post
    1:55
    He's like.......WTF!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jewbacca View Post
    hey guys...
    How come you don't come around anymore?
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    Surf was great today guys... hope you guys went out and caught some



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    yeww

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    omggggggg first pic UGHHHHH DEW WANT

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    caught some waist to shoulder high heavyness. no pics because i dont really surf with anybody but it was suuuper fun. landed a couple really good airs finally, but i cant figure out how to throw my tail out in the air and still stay over the board. trying to learn air reverses. ive come close but i really cant figure out staying vertical so i can do the reverse part. halp?
    damn infractions

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarKill1029 View Post
    caught some waist to shoulder high heavyness. no pics because i dont really surf with anybody but it was suuuper fun. landed a couple really good airs finally, but i cant figure out how to throw my tail out in the air and still stay over the board. trying to learn air reverses. ive come close but i really cant figure out staying vertical so i can do the reverse part. halp?
    I can hack, carve, cutback, figure 8, spray, barrel, but i frackING CAN'T AIR, help me!

    I get the speed, and i just hit the lip and me and my board go flying but i cant ever seem to figure out when to grab the rail, and i fall on my back.
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    17 years of surfing and I've never tried an air. I know I have the ability to do one, just never fit into my surfing style. Also, I rode predominantly 70's single and twin fins for the last 10 years or so, gravitating more to a "soul surfing" style, so that makes a difference. Last summer I snapped the finbox straight out of my single fin, forcing me to ride a thruster during the big hurricane swells, and I remembered how good I used to be and how much I love performance shortboards. Unfortunately this summer has been small but it's kind of good because it brought my longboard out of retirement (since I no longer have my big fat retro boards), and I remembered how good I used to be at longboarding too. Now I've been longboarding a lot for the first time in a decade but I'm still itching to get my thruster on some big waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji View Post
    I can hack, carve, cutback, figure 8, spray, barrel, but i frackING CAN'T AIR, help me!

    I get the speed, and i just hit the lip and me and my board go flying but i cant ever seem to figure out when to grab the rail, and i fall on my back.
    Airs are all about timing and adjusting to what that specific wave does. You need to know what part of the lip or end section will push you up the hardest. If you ride up to that part of the lip smoothly with enough speed you can sort of just pop right out. Adding a slight pop motion helps but with surfing more than anything airs are about being agile and what no. If that makes sense.
    damn infractions

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    Just bought a Southpoint 6'10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Gordon View Post
    How come you don't come around anymore?
    i don't know, been doing a lot of stuff. growing up, surfing a lot. progressing a ton in that respect. almost stopped skimming completely however
    "Haha.. you fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is: Never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji View Post
    Surf was great today guys... hope you guys went out and caught some



    oh my god... I would mortally wound people for dat shit

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    Practice going both ways, then when it's crowed you can go either way. That's what I do anyway.
    Also it helps to be able to switch-foot, I can do it on my long board but no-way on my short board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jewbacca View Post
    i don't know, been doing a lot of stuff. growing up, surfing a lot. progressing a ton in that respect. almost stopped skimming completely however
    Remember......when it's too small to surf or the tide is too high the skim is most likely good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarKill1029 View Post
    Airs are all about timing and adjusting to what that specific wave does. You need to know what part of the lip or end section will push you up the hardest. If you ride up to that part of the lip smoothly with enough speed you can sort of just pop right out. Adding a slight pop motion helps but with surfing more than anything airs are about being agile and what no. If that makes sense.
    is it kinda like an ollie on a skateboard? because i totally cannot do those.
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    Did none of you get to go out sunday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chev View Post
    Just bought a Southpoint 6'10
    Ugh, that's in the no-man's land for board sizes unless it's a big wave gun or you're 300 lbs.

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    ... not to mention its a southpoint....

    they paint on their stringers..

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowSnow View Post
    ... not to mention its a southpoint....

    they paint on their stringers..
    hahahahahaha
    watch the moving bodies as they react to the sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji View Post
    is it kinda like an ollie on a skateboard? because i totally cannot do those.
    not really at all like an ollie haha. more of a momentum/slight pop kinda thing.

    and chev you kinda fracked yourself on that one. you do live in canada though so i assume youll probably surf like 3 times.
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    oh whit, meant to ask you..roundabouts what size is your longboard and you fit that inside your car?
    watch the moving bodies as they react to the sound

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    I remember learning to surf on the gulf around 40 y/o dudes on 6'10" rocket fish shapes... that was really popular around then. they loved to bitch about people getting in their way, but they usually just ate shit because when they took off on the peak they were too slow to their feet and got crushed.

    then, when they actually got a line, they had to maneuver this big ass wannabe shortboard on a gulf coast wave... and they would basically do a bottom turn and get pwned by the following section

    also, a southpoint is a classic popout. I mean, I know canada has no shapers, but COME ON MAN you should know better

    chev, how you never cease to fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSMassiv View Post
    I remember learning to surf on the gulf around 40 y/o dudes on 6'10" rocket fish shapes... that was really popular around then. they loved to bitch about people getting in their way, but they usually just ate shit because when they took off on the peak they were too slow to their feet and got crushed.

    then, when they actually got a line, they had to maneuver this big ass wannabe shortboard on a gulf coast wave... and they would basically do a bottom turn and get pwned by the following section
    this basically summarizes my local break. All of these old farts who hate the young and they're style. Nearly all of them have the 'old guys rule' stickers on their boards and cars. They always complain about the kids taking all their waves.

 

 

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