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  1. #1
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    Default Drops (one step, two step, no step)

    Everyone... describe your drop. I personally 2-step to my front foot, goofy.

    To anyone with questions, chasing your board is not good. If you can get on in 2 steps or less (basically run on, not jump on) you can maintain much needed speed to get to the wave.

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    one step

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    Since I've only been skimming for a little over a month, I still chase my board. I find it really difficult (and dangerous) to get on any sooner, but I am trying. Are there any tips on how to improve, other than obviously practicing? Perhaps running slower or bending down lower will help?

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    slow down, get your form down and naturally speed up. time is your friend

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    the main goal is to get on as quick as you see fit without losing speed. if you want to work on this, you're going to have to look like the six year old boy from england with his woody from the local surfshop - just slightly jog on the wet sand and work on dropping, stepping on. drop and step on. keep doing it until it becomes habit and gradually work up speed.

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    just try getting on faster. even though you will fall it will take time. everything you do takes time to learn how to do. like it took you time to learn how to get on your board without falling. just use the same speed you have been using i guess. just drop the board down insted of sliding it.

    i do a 2 step drop. or 1. and get on with my front foot first.
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    yeah i used to get on first with my front foot but it lead to many days of pulled groin muscles or strained. that forced me to get on with my back.

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    Great tips. Thanks guys. Now I saw a skimboarder hold his board with both hands on the sides near the bottom and kind of "plop" it down before he one-stepped. Should I try this, or should I be holding it like I've been told (one hand near the bottom, other near the middle)? I'm still finding it difficult to get my board down on a windy day (even loaded with sand), expecially since I've got an Exile...they're so light compared to Zaps.

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    I like to two step. I can one step but it doesn't feel right to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Rapture
    Great tips. Thanks guys. Now I saw a skimboarder hold his board with both hands on the sides near the bottom and kind of "plop" it down before he one-stepped. Should I try this, or should I be holding it like I've been told (one hand near the bottom, other near the middle)? I'm still finding it difficult to get my board down on a windy day (even loaded with sand), expecially since I've got an Exile...they're so light compared to Zaps.
    hold it like youve been told. one hand near bottom and one near middle. and dont PLOP it down, THROW it down straight in front of you.

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    Throw or launch?

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    just slam it down in front of you whileyour running and run onto it. if its windy kick wet sand on the bottom of your board. it will help it from blowing away

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    what is it called if you just run onto it? Like i drop my board and my next step is on it? That is what i do
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    no step

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    one step

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    depends on the beach, less sand= 1 step or no step, and big beach = more running and stepping.

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    KCskimkid, 142 posts in a day... wow... do you have a life?
    skimportugal.com all you need to know about portuguese skimboarding...and more.

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    your portuguess

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEUZ
    KCskimkid, 142 posts in a day... wow... do you have a life?
    yeah, but when your in class with a computer you have nothing better to do. i guess i could try and learn..but not today.

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    no step
    goofy
    front foot first

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    o gawd....same shit diff. board

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    damn, i'm still on the 12 step program...
    "Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo."
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    bwahahaha. you'll get their young jedi.

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    I've been skimming since I was 12...I am 19 now...and I still do the six step program. I need to learn....

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    there is nothing wrong with that. if it works for you then it works. its just the preffered way to first learn.

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    Great advice guys. I watched a guy out here at Cocoa Beach falling as much as me, I don't feel so bad now, lol.

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    I do the 2 step, back foot first, regular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaRob
    o gawd....same shit diff. board
    wah wah Rob what do i do...the Kookstep or 1 1/2?
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    is there a difference speedwise between landing your front foot on first and landing your back foot on first?

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    i do a 3 or four. but i am able to do a one and no step (aka bomb drop).

    doing the three or four step seems to get more speed.

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    mine is different like everytime. depends on how fast im running or how hard i throw my board. Sometimes its like 4, sometimes it like 8. man, all my hard earned posts are gone, jeeez

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    uno step

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    back foot first, one, two, ride.

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    i normally do like a 3 or 4 step. one stepping just doesnt work for me. i feel too rushed
    what is this i dont even

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    back foot first then ass on sand. lol.

 

 

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