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Another thing that Erik does is flick his board away with his feet.
He takes the lip bouncing the board into him, out of the equation....a great way to stay safe.

If you surf in California line-ups I don't recommend kicking the board away from you to ditch the board in the break ....  not going to keep you safe from the  prone boardies and not very diplomatic for the rest of us on SUPS.

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It may be interesting to note that Creek (Rick) often paddles on his heel side when going for a wave. He's the only one I know who does this. I've tried it and still can't figure out how he makes it work.

Ha! I'm a toe-side paddler for sure.  In this clip, I was going to turn toward the toe side as usual, but the wave clearly called for me to paddle toward the heal side.  I remember thinking as I approached the wave "this feels weird, but Creek swears by it".  Clearly didn't work out too well for me!


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Just curious as always.

In the video, you seem to be on a long length board. If you don't me asking, what is the length of the board as well as the width of the board you were surfing?
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In the video, you seem to be on a long length board. If you don't me asking, what is the length of the board as well as the width of the board you were surfing?

That's my new 8'10 x 26.5, 84 L longboard.  That clip was one of my first waves on it in surf bigger than waist high (hence the elegant nose dive at the end!).

Here's my review of it after my first week:

http://www.standupzone.com/forum/index.php/topic,30640.msg349266.html#msg349266
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In your video, it seemed your new Kronos was much longer than 8'10" and wider than (26.5"). The video gave me the impression your Kronos was at least a 10' or longer and I was guessing the width was much more than (26.5").

BTW, that was a nice review with a nice shot of the underside of your new Kronos in the link you provided. Do you have a link to where you got your new Kronos from?
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NW, if you watch the video again and imagine him laying prone on the board it should give you a better perspective of the board length.

I think the fact that the board is so narrow makes it look like a longer board.
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When I first saw the video, I didn't realize his 8'10" Kronos is just 1" shorter in length than my 8'11" Hammer. But my Hammer is 31" wide. The narrower 26.5" width of his Kronos sure did make his board seem longer to me.
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NW, I don't want to hijack this thread. I'll post board info in the review thread. But ya, with its width and me being a small guy, the board looks bigger than it is.

I joke about failing on the heel side paddle, but it is something I want to work on this year. I like to "paddle to the peak" when catching waves. I think having the option to confidently paddle on both sides into a wave would awesome. As of now, I'm way more confident on my toe side.

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I like the way Erik mixes in casual turns, like slow carve building to a "whip" at the end.... very stylish and fun to watch.

Another thing that Erik does is flick his board away with his feet.
He takes the lip bouncing the board into him, out of the equation....a great way to stay safe.

I agree on both counts. I really like his style.  And maybe kicking your board away isn't a good idea at a busy break, but if there is nobody around, I'm a big fan of it too.  I hate falling into the pit with my board churning nearby.

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