I find my pop up puts me in a good position for a driving/projecting bottom turn on a thruster set up but I need to shuffle my back foot back or sometimes both feet back a tad for more vertical/pocket surfing. I have no idea if that's normal or ideal.
If you were sliding out in a bott turn that's definitely a sign to get your back foot more back. I find that board much more likely to slide in quad v thruster set up.
I tend to prefer a thruster set up. For those size waves i would typically surf as a thruster, but the waves were pretty crumbly!
well, i had an amazing evening surf yesterday as the swell suddenly picked up and the wind dropped.... it was probably around headheight with sets coming in even bigger.
that board ripped! i dont think ive ever surfed that good in my life. did my first proper top-turn and board just slungshot me out of it. unbelievable... the board built up so much speed down the line and on pumping...it was unreal. the quad seemed to manage the conditions without the slightest of problems. i couldve used a knubster or a thruster to make it more rounded, but that quad held great, turned on a dime and created insane amounts of speed...
unfortunately i didnt get any photos but the trusty old gopro made me a couple of videos ;)
yeah luis!! love to hear it! Keep the photos coming!
so my fellow FW riders... ive got 2 questions heading your way.
1. deckpad/grip vs. kicktail only vs. none? so far ive been using it without. never had any problems with that and never felt like i was missing out. i know its a 50/50 thing...either you like it or you dont... what do you say?
2. whats next? this may sound a bit weird but i love making "fantasy" quivers. im unfortunately not in the situation where i can surf endlessly or even have the money to afford other boards, but i would like to plan ahead. im studying industrial design in Austria and in 5 years ill be done and hopefully out of this place and on to somewhere surfable! ofcourse this all depends on work and life and so on, but i would love to work for Firewire and live on the US west coast:).......ah dreams,anyways back to the topic. whats next? which boards can i get ready for? i got the dom as a singleboard quiver and have been thinking of, purchasing later on, a sweet P and alternator.
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would that cover my wavely needs? a simple yet effective trio? the long john, mid sized marvin and fat moby? or is there more instore from FW?
I love the Alternator. The Alt and Dom is the perfect two board quiver. Add in a longboard or a Sweet Potato and you have every condition short of hellman hard charging stuff covered.
Yes, I have an Alt and a Sweet Potato - covers pretty well of 99.9% of all conditions.
yeah totally. Alt Dom Potato. heaven.