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Old 06-14-2016, 02:04 PM
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Where is your back foot?

For those of you wake surfers out there..

When riding, where is your back foot? Are you riding more long board style with both feet shoulder apart or more skate style with your back foot on the kicker traction pad

I ask because.
I have two boards.. one inland surfer black pearl and one ronix koal fish.

I'm about 210 on a good day and ride an 2013 x25 with gen 2.
I cannot for the life of me keep my back foot on that kicker pad without falling back from the wave. This seems to result in a lot less control.

Any recommendations?
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:23 PM
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Should be just in front of the kicker pad. shoulder width apart, and adjust your footing as you see fit. Kind of hard to help ya out without being there in person
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:27 PM
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I personally surf with shoulder apart and have my back foot where the hump on the ronix koal fish board. That seems to work pretty well.


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Old 06-14-2016, 02:36 PM
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I ride with back foot at (but not on) the kicker pad. I keep my feet a bit wider than shoulder with apart. I ride a Ronix Koal Powertail with just a single center fin. I am similar weight and have a X23 with Gen 2.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:36 PM
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Thanks guys. the people i ride with have been telling us to move our feet forward .. just gotta get my lean on i guess and keep that foot back.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:46 PM
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I keep my back foot right in front also. I widen my stance if the push is a little off. On our boat too much front weight or too much tab seems to cause the push to decrease.
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Old 06-14-2016, 02:56 PM
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I'm 6'4 225 and ride a Ronix Carbon Thruster which is basically a canoe. I seem to "manipulate" the board with my left foot, not my right as much. If I feel like I'm dropping back, I inch my left foot closer to toe side (heel more toward the middle of the board) and then scooch a bit toward the front of the board. These are small adjustments but I'm amazed about how the board reacts. Of course moving your feet on the board once underway isn't very easy to do. Or graceful. LOL.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:50 PM
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It will depend on your boat and board. Put them where you can keep up with the wave. I have three boards and my back foot is a little different on all three due to their size behind the same boat. Get behind another boat and my feet change due to wave height and length.
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by aguyupnorth View Post
For those of you wake surfers out there..

When riding, where is your back foot? Are you riding more long board style with both feet shoulder apart or more skate style with your back foot on the kicker traction pad

I ask because.
I have two boards.. one inland surfer black pearl and one ronix koal fish.

I'm about 210 on a good day and ride an 2013 x25 with gen 2.
I cannot for the life of me keep my back foot on that kicker pad without falling back from the wave. This seems to result in a lot less control.

Any recommendations?
i have my foot at the back kicker pad, but not much weight on it; depends on push of wave; should be ok on that boat - great really - I'm 240 and I lean forward, most of my weight over front leg, i drive fairly hard, try to catch air and recover, the recovery isn't usually so pretty.

at one point when i was learning my coach (yes we hired a coach - best $200 per half day I ever spent, and we do it often now), he said to get the feel i could lift my back leg right off the board. of course the first 100 times i bailed and now i can ride (for a short time) with one leg and stay in the sweet spot - play with it; it's very personal based on so many factors; try pointing your front toes towards the nose of the board and creep your foot forward as you surf; that was a trick he taught us among others.
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Old 06-14-2016, 06:43 PM
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Subscribed. Cool topic.

Extended question, for those catching airs, are you stomping down on the kick pad at the top of the wave, or is your back foot just in front of the pad at that point?
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