Surfing twist exercise for top turn and off the lip.

Surfing twist exercise for top turn and off the lip.

Do you know how to change the direction of your surfboard during top turns or off-the-lip?

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Oliver
Oliver

It’s about leaning and sinking the rails, right?

Do you know how to change the direction of your surfboard during top turns or off-the-lip?
It’s about leaning and sinking the rails, right?
That’s the right way to do it.
But that’s not enough.

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Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

What else should I do?

Twisting the body is a very important method.
This time, I will teach you how to twist your body and its effects.

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Wavalien

What you can see in this article

・The importance of twisting your body during top turns and off-the-lip.

・Twisting exercises for top turns and off-the-lip.

・My failure story

The importance of twisting your body during top turns and off-the-lip

Take a look at the picture below.
It’s upright.

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Wavalien

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First, turn your neck.

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Wavalien

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Then twist your upper body.

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Wavalien

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Look at it from another angle.

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Do the same action.

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Oliver
Oliver

I twisted my upper body. It’s an unnatural posture.
I want to return my upper body to its original position.

Yeah.
If you twist your upper body, it will try to return to its original position.
Use that action.
When making a top turn or off-the-lip, first twist your upper body.
Then the lower body and surfboard rotate.

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Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

I see. When I first twist my upper body, the lower body and surfboard rotate.
I will try it.

This figure is provided as an example to help you understand the effects of twisting your body.
The actual surfboard control shouldn’t be the same.

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Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Specifically, what is the difference?

I will explain in the next chapter.

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Wavalien

Twisting exercises for top turns and off-the-lip

The tops and lips of the waves are very unstable.
So you need to bend your knees to lower your posture.
There is a technique for bending the knee.
Check out this article.

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Wavalien

With your knees bent, twist your upper body a lot. This is a much more unnatural position than novice surfers would think.

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Wavalien

This is an example of a regular footer.
I thought of this exercise.
Do the following exercises.

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Wavalien

Check the same posture as above from a different angle.

Oliver
Oliver

I was surprised. I didn’t think I would twist my body so far.

The movement of the body is slightly different from the actual top turn and off-the-lip.
However, if you repeat this exercise on land,
you can bend your knees and twist your body even on the waves.
Please exercise again and again.

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Wavalien
Oliver
Oliver

Do I need an exercise on land?

That’s right.
On the waves, it’s difficult to repeat exercises. I recommend exercise on land.

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Wavalien

My failure story

When I was a beginner, I couldn’t do top turns or off-the-lip.
I intended to bend my knees and twist my body.

However, when I shot a video of my riding, I couldn’t do it at all.
I was very shocked.
I found out why I couldn’t do top turn and off-the-lip.

I repeated this exercise many times on land.
And I was able to do top turns and off-the-lip.

Earlier, I wanted to notice my mistake.
You guys shouldn’t make the same mistakes as I do.

Summary

How was this article?
Top turn and off-the-lip are difficult tricks for beginners.
However, you can improve by repeating exercises on land.
I hope this article will be useful to you.
Thank you for reading.

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