Just note I am no expert at this...so take it for what it is worth.dwhite468 wrote:tautologies, cheers for the tips.
When you say heels should be off the side of the board, roughly how far? One thing I often struggle with is my heels dragging in the water and pulling the board round (usually end up in near crash moment!)
Is this just because I’m not riding the fins enough or are my feet two far out? I have a feeling it’s that I’m just not pushing hard enough on the fins, I see videos of the top boys going hard and their heels are off the side like you say but the board is riding slightly out of the water. I can do this but not very consistently.... I guess it more practise, practise, practise!
There are a lot of variables at play here. Good fins will definitely make a difference. They will get you a much stabler ride for sure and the only time I would have problem with feet in the water was when the board came unbalanced. I have ridden my board with some proto fins that made the board feel crazy..they were too soft and it made the board jump.
how wide is your board? The wide ones I have ridden have been sitting a lot better down..and so riding flat becomes easier. I imagine trying to ride the opposite fin. On earlier boards I have had the center of my foot on the rail..and just toes in the footstrap. Now with the fins and the toe pads I don't have to and it makes a lot of difference.
I'm hoping to get a session in the morning and can try to pay better attention to where my feet are.
Ronnie interesting set up. Do you feel you get enough pressure on the fins that way? Your back straps are way in there, but that build up under the toes looks awesome.
On my old board I considered moving the straps all the way out, and create a bump under my feet. ..but I ended up selling it and getting the one with the new nose rocker.