In this SUPboarder Pro video breakdown we look at a clip sent to us by Adam from the East Coast of USA. Adam asked about back foot placement saying he was struggling to get his back foot to the stomp pad consistently. He also asked whether he needed to bend his knees and commit more on his wave.
We hope you find this video interesting. Foot placement is by far the hardest thing to get right when surfing. It shouldn’t feel a struggle to stand on certain parts of the board, but if it does then you might be standing on the wrong part or it might be the right part but at the wrong time. So just remember, when doing top turns, cutbacks and re-entries your foot should be over the tail pad. And when doing bottom turns and general trimming along a wave just in front of the tail pad is spot on.
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Video quality: As good as possible. Doesn’t have to be HD but needs to clearly show you paddling. GoPro and other action cameras OK.
Video format: Any
Min video length : 10sec
Max video length : 2mins
About you: Name and afew lines about yourself
Equipment used: Board/Paddle
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