Bottom Turn e Off The Lip – Backside

Bottom Turn e Off The Lip – Backside

The BOTTOM TURN involves riding to the bottom of the wave and curving; it’s the most important maneuver in surfing because it allows you to gain speed at the bottom of the wave to ride back up the face of the wave and hit the lip. The OFF THE LIP is a great maneuver which involves riding vertically up the face of the wave, hitting the lip, turning and releasing your fins, then re-entering.

TIMING

when he takes off he’s looking at the face of the wave (to anticipate the wave and decide the maneuver to execute);

Al momento del takeoff lo sguardo è rivolto verso la parete dell’onda (per essere letta e per decidere che manovra fare).

(11:04) he catches up with a re-opening section of the wave, then he puts his weight on his front foot, his right arm starts turning to anticipate the torso rotation; his right knee is bent a lot, it’s almost touching the board and he’s already looking at the lip;

(11:04) superata la schiuma con il peso del corpo sul frontfoot, il braccio dx inizia la torsione del busto, il ginocchio dx è piegato quasi a toccare la tavola con la testa e gli occhi già indirizzati verso il lip.

(41:13) he shifts his weight to the tail, pushing down with his heels on the inside rail of the board – the board is now tilted on its rail – his torso is in line with the nose of the board, he’s always looking at the lip and he’s starting to extend his legs, releasing power – explosive power;
(41:13) il peso si sposta a poppa sul tail, i talloni spingono sul bordo della tavola interno all’onda – la tavola ora è piegata sul bordo – il busto è in linea con il nose, gli occhi guardano sempre verso il lip e le gambe cominciano a distendersi rilasciando la forza – forza esplosiva -
(59:06) his torso is now facing the face of the wave, he’s extending his legs, releasing the necessary energy to ride up the face of the wave; he’s still pushing on his back foot, while his front foot helps steer the board; the board starts turning and heading up the wave.
(59:06) il busto ora è in posizione frontale con la parete dell’onda, le gambe si distendono rilasciando la forza necessaria alla salita sempre spingendo sul backfoot mentre il frontfoot accompagna e direziona la tavola che inizia a girare e salire.
(01:09:15) now the board starts coming over the lip while he’s starting to turn his head and torso in the direction of the bottom of the wave to anticipate re-entry;
(01:09:15) ora la tavola inizia l’uscita dal lip mentre la testa e il busto cominciano a girare verso la base dell’onda per anticiparne il rientro.
(01:19:24) his torso and head are still turned toward the bottom, he first bends his legs to gain balance and stability, then extends them to absorb his descent; he’s using his front foot to direct the board down;
(01:19:24) busto e testa ancora verso il basso le gambe prima si piegano verso la tavola per mantenere meglio il peso del corpo al centro ed aumentare l’equilibrio e la stabilità poi mentre si distendono per ammortizzare la discesa il frontfoot direziona la tavola verso il basso.
(01:30:08) his whole body is bent forward and he’s pushing on his front foot to gain speed;
(01:30:08) tutto il corpo piega e spinge sul froontfoot per riprendere velocità.
(01:50:17) another bottom turn: he turns his torso and head toward the lip, keeps his knees bent, he’s starting to put pressure on his back foot, while the board is still slightly flat on the face of the wave;
(01:50:17) di nuovo bottom turn con busto e testa che girano verso il lip, gambe piegate con iniziale pressione sul backfoot ma la tavola è ancora leggermente in orizzontale sulla parete.
(02:11:01) as soon as he sees a section of the wave reopening in front of him, he rotates his torso toward the face of the wave and pushes with his legs to gain speed.
(02:11:01) non appena la parete dell’onda si riapre il busto gira verso la parete e le gambe aumentano la spinta sulla tavola.
(02:21:10) full torso rotation toward the wave – see how his arms help him rotate his torso – and leg extension upwards; his left leg helps the board ride up toward the lip.
(02:21:10) completa torsione del busto verso l’onda – notate come le braccia aiutano la torsione – e distensione delle gambe verso l’alto la tavola comincia la salita verso il lip con l’aiuto della gamba sx.
(02:31:19) the board vertically heads up the wave, torso rotation toward the bottom to anticipate re-entry.
(02:31:19) tavola in verticale sulla parete,busto ne anticipa il rientro girandosi verso il basso, le gambe si piegano sulla tavola con la sx che ne aiuta il rientro.
(02:37:06) the board is heading down again, his body is in line with the nose, he’s ready for another bottom turn.
(02:37:06) tavola di nuovo con il nose verso la base, corpo in linea con il nose pronto per impostare un’altro bottom turn.

Now that we’ve watched and analyzed these videos together step-by-step, we can say that the BOTTOM TURN is the most important maneuver in surfing and that it’s essential for any other maneuver. If you want to get more RADICAL in your surfing, you have to learn to turn at the bottom of the wave.

Da quello che abbiamo potuto vedere e analizzare in questi video, capiamo che alla base delle manovre c’è il BOTTOM TURN, se vogliamo avere una maggiore radicalità dobbiamo imparare a surfare alla base dell’onda.

 

 

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