I got up early to go “surf” today. Surfed the wave across the street for a while. It was cool to focus on the motions without having to wait around for waves, only to miss one because of my noodle-arms… need to start doing pullups again. I’d hate for all this carving and pumping practice to just float around because I can’t catch a wave when I finally can make it to a beach again.
But this morning was a good session. The setup of my neighbor’s driveway in conjunction with the slope of the street allows me to pump my way across the street as if it’s a wave face. Then bottom turn into the driveway, then frontside cutback. I did that line over and over again. Pump, pump, bottom turn, cutback.
I had my GoPro setup and thought it was recording, it was not… maybe next time.
After a few rides there, I cruised down to Goodwin Place. This street is cool because you can practice frontside or backside maneuvers. It has a gentle slope to work with while you pump, and plenty of driveway inlets for cutbacks. My backside cutback ability is on the level of non-existent, so I look forward to practicing there more.