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skelleh

teach me!

Post by skelleh » Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:26 pm

haha, ive just got into skimboarding, and i can get on top of waves, but cant go up the lip!
how do u do that?!

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Post by CompletelyTrashedSquirrel » Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:59 pm

I'm going to state the obvious that if you are on top of the wave you are up on the lip. However, assuming you meant you can get to waves but don't have enough speed to get up them then there's a couple things you have to work on - Running faster and getting on your board smoother - this is where the 1 step drop really helps. If you don't do the 1 step yet - practice on your lawn. Walk slowly along with your board drop it and walk onto it - I sugges back foot first - this is the smoothest transition and allows you the best chance of getting the max speed. Do this over and over until you get used to the cadence with your feet necessary to get on the board. Then at the beach go slowly and force yourself to do that again - but go slow - walking - then faster and faster. That's how I learned the 1 step back before electricity when I used to take my horse down and skim hoopers on a railroad tie.

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