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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2018, 04:46:17 PM »
I'm a big fan of finishing the ride with a fixed cross bow - essentially a nose rudder. While you still have some speed cross over, plant the blade, then hold it.  Only plant 1-2" if you're cruising fast, deeper for slower speed. If done right, you'll spin around nearly 180 degrees or close. If not, finish turn with a sweep stroke on your standard side.

Like all cross bows, keep knees bent, hands loose on paddle and look where you're going (not straight ahead).  Spinning right, look right.  It'll help you turn easier. The move can be one easy flowing movement, all finesse and less work. 

Try this turning method on flat water. Get your speed up, cross over and plant and hold. 

Or Tail stall, etc..
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 05:01:38 PM »
I'm a big fan of finishing the ride with a fixed cross bow - essentially a nose rudder. While you still have some speed cross over, plant the blade, then hold it.  Only plant 1-2" if you're cruising fast, deeper for slower speed. If done right, you'll spin around nearly 180 degrees or close. If not, finish turn with a sweep stroke on your standard side.

Like all cross bows, keep knees bent, hands loose on paddle and look where you're going (not straight ahead).  Spinning right, look right.  It'll help you turn easier. The move can be one easy flowing movement, all finesse and less work. 

Try this turning method on flat water. Get your speed up, cross over and plant and hold. 

Or Tail stall, etc..

I am intrigued rob. Is there a video or something that you learned this from? I can't quite visualize it, but I want to try it.
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2018, 05:47:09 PM »
I'm a big fan of finishing the ride with a fixed cross bow - essentially a nose rudder. While you still have some speed cross over, plant the blade, then hold it.  Only plant 1-2" if you're cruising fast, deeper for slower speed. If done right, you'll spin around nearly 180 degrees or close. If not, finish turn with a sweep stroke on your standard side.

Like all cross bows, keep knees bent, hands loose on paddle and look where you're going (not straight ahead).  Spinning right, look right.  It'll help you turn easier. The move can be one easy flowing movement, all finesse and less work. 

Try this turning method on flat water. Get your speed up, cross over and plant and hold. 

Or Tail stall, etc..

I am intrigued rob. Is there a video or something that you learned this from? I can't quite visualize it, but I want to try it.

Its usually called a "cross nose draw". A quick google search finds a boatload of vids, here's a decent one.
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 06:06:21 PM »
That's how you turn an unlimited board.

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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2018, 02:07:51 AM »
It's even easier on a shortboard because you don't even have to lift the paddle. Just swing it right around the nose.

But I always pull out of the wave before it closes out. I shake my head when I see people riding the whitewater in and then paddling all the way back out. Why waste all that time and energy?
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2018, 07:30:39 AM »
I thought that was what you meant, I just had a lot of trouble visualizing it on a wave.

But as I think about it, I kind of - sort of - do it already. I do a back-wards stroke on the inside of my turn. But with that technique I find that I lose too much momentum. I will try doing it a bit earlier, and not back paddle, so as not to lose as much momentum.

thanks!
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 09:08:23 AM »
I thought that was what you meant, I just had a lot of trouble visualizing it on a wave.

But as I think about it, I kind of - sort of - do it already. I do a back-wards stroke on the inside of my turn. But with that technique I find that I lose too much momentum. I will try doing it a bit earlier, and not back paddle, so as not to lose as much momentum.

thanks!

Yes turning strokes done behind you tend to stop you while turning strokes done in front of you don't have nearly as much of a stopping effect. The cross-nose is a super aggressive turning stroke because of the torque stored in your body's core when you are in the correct position. In that cross-nose position you are also set up to easily get the blade back to the paddle side of the board and continue to turn with a forward sweep or dig in hard for an aggressive powerful forward stroke to move forward.
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2018, 10:12:10 AM »
One of my favorite moves (as executed by Danny Ching 7 years ago)

https://youtu.be/uxrpCODi1TM?t=145

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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 10:23:53 AM »
But this is how I usually end up

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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2018, 11:28:25 AM »
sorry bean, i will stick to the second dismount approach too

cool, tho the way you link the you tube to start where you want it to--didnt know that worked
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2018, 12:16:16 PM »
Back dive closeout avoidance. Gotta work on paddle placement though..🤣
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2018, 12:24:02 PM »
I agree, thats a useful feature EB.

For anyone who might not know, with the YouTube video running, advance to the spot you want to capture and choose the option:

"copy video url at current time"

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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2018, 12:29:15 PM »
Pressure in the boat. Dive! Dive!
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Re: How to end ride on wave?
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2018, 01:33:45 PM »
The dismount is sometimes the best part ;D