How to do a Cutback with Taylor Knox

Want to learn how to surf better? Learn from the world's best through Surfline's Pro Tips, a complete how-to series created to improve your surfing skills. In this episode, we go over cutbacks with Taylor Knox.Become a better surfer. Watch more episodes: to our channel: your’e watching Surfline Trick Tips with me, Taylor Knox, and we're going to talk about doing some cutbacks. Well basically there's two types of cutbacks, theirs a frontside one and a backside ones and within that there's about a hundred different varieties you could possibly do, but we're going to just talk about a couple today. First being the front side one and I think most people who surf, they can relate to that turn, most people can do it. I'm just gonna talk about how I approach it.When I go into a cutback I like to get a good, deep bottom turn and come off the bottom really heavy on the back foot and then as you're coming up the face you kind of shift your weight a little bit more equally to the front and turn your hips and arms to go with your body. I think it always helps to have your head follow your body as well. I do move my back foot a little bit sometimes going down the line and I’ll do a nice high line and I'll have my foot kind of up here and then, as I’m shifting down towards the bottom, I’ll move it back maybe one or two inches like right in between the fins is where I really like to have my foot. Then you can just really like to push into that and the board should want to skirt up the wave pretty quick. Then as you get to the crest of the wave, you're going to want to put your you're board right on the edge of it and that's where you’re going to get the most speed you're going to want to drive your board around like this. And you're gonna want to use that bottom curve of the wave want to get all the way to the bottom so it kind of wraps around in a perfect, nice circle.I think normally backside bottom turns are a little stronger and easier to kind of get low on. So when you go into backside you're actually low in the bottom turn and then you extend as you come up backside. You kind of guide your board up into the spot and then you can really push hard on your back foot but you're also extending your body a little bit more vertically and you your body is uncompressing, not decompressing. One really good tip that I learned watching videos of Tom Curren was he was always really centered over his board and he didn't let his limbs fly off to the back cause that always slows him down. He was always so centered and technically perfect, I mean it's unreal. When a guy does it right, its shocking how much force and how beautiful it can look, it's pretty cool.-Taylor Knox

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How to get vertical with Joel Parkinson

Want to learn how to surf better? Learn from the world's best through Surfline's Pro Tips, a complete how-to series created to improve your surfing skills. In this episode, we go over getting vertical with Joel Parkinson.Become a better surfer. Watch more episodes: to our channel: only way you can get vertical is a really hard bottom turn. Yeah, my name is Joel Parkinson we're going to be talking about how to get vertical. A good wave would be like a fast wave with a nice soft lip when it's just like cracking, you know. You want to be start looking at the lip pretty early. I mean the earlier you look at the lip, the more time you got. To get vertical, its all in the bottom turn. As soon as you really pick the line of the bottom turn, you just want to get low of the bottom, come as far out as you can on the flat and go straight up and hit the lip.When you get to the lip, so many different things can happen. You get a little funny drift you know, and then they'll grab. But you know some of the best moves these days are the ones where the fins don't grab until really late. You’re guaranteed some party of your board is going to come out the back of the wave. The lip really will let you decide that when you get to it.If you get the tail out and you kind of come back sideways, you’ll come out of the turn with a little bit of speed, enough to get something out of the next turn. You know sometimes if you board or your fins drift too far and you kinda end up laying back, or you can do something where you really lose all your speed.I remember when i was starting, sometimes I wouldn't get out enough out in front of the wave into the flat to get back up enough. You know I'm trying to cut it too short, you might only get your board to like ten o'clock or whatever. The more room you got, more time you got, the better you're gonna go. When you try to get vertical I mean, you definitely want to see how much the wave is kinda drained out. If its kind of like staying pretty flat you can kind of really go for but if it really steeps out you know your chances of falling catching an edge is pretty high.-Joel Parkinson

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Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinson surfing big waves in Praia do Norte Nazare

Kelly Slater, Joel Parkinson, Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Joao De Macedo, Sylvio Mancusi and Eric Rebiere surfing big waves in Praia do Norte Nazare during the month of October.

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Day 7: Vans 2017 US Open of Surfing | Surf | VANS

Highlights from day 7 from Vans 2017 US Open of Surfing. SUBSCRIBE: Vans US Open of Surfing:Vans US Open of Surfing is the largest professional surfing competition and action sports festival in the world, hosting the world's best surfing, skateboarding and BMX action each year. Discover more Vans US Open of Surfing Content: the Vans US Open of Surfing: with VANS: Vans:Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 450 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.Vans Top Athletes: Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, Gilbert Crockett, Tony Trujillo, Joel Tudor, Leila Hurst, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Dakota Roche, Scotty CranmerDay 7: Vans 2017 US Open of Surfing | Surf | VANS

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Cropp Baltic Games 2017 Finals

Ride Channel is the Official Media Partner for the Cropp Baltic Games 2017 - the biggest extreme sports festival in Poland. Watch the last day coverage here and see best riders and crazy tricks shown on finalsCheck out all media coverage on RIDE and follow along @balticgamesFor more information, please visit: Channel brings you original content every week featuring top shows such as Shoe Review, Free Lunch, Spencer Nuzzi Basics as well as exclusive interviews, events, contests, parts, premieres, and a whole lot more at: to RIDE: RIDE on FACEBOOK: RIDE on INSTAGRAM: RIDE on TWITTER: out the RIDE WEBSITE:égorieSport

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Toledo vs. Bettero vs. Crane vs. Murakami - Round Two, Heat 12 - Vans US Open 2017

Filipe Toledo takes on Hizunome Bettero, Ian Crane, and Shun Murakami in Round Two, Heat 12 at the 2017 Vans US Open of Surfing. #WSL#VansUSOpenSubscribe to the WSL for more action: all the latest surfing action of the world's best surfers in the world's best waves. Heats on demand, event highlights and exclusive interviews, right here on the WSL's Youtube channel.For More Visit: the WSL on Facebook: us on Twitter: us on Instagram: us on Google+: our Tumblr:

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Vans US Open of Surfing: Final

Kanoa Igarashi vs. Tomas Hermes

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Patrick Gudauskas Finds the Section

Gudauskas finds a rare gem in Heat 4 of the Quarterfinals to earn a 7.83 against Tomas Hermes.

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