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How to do a Frontside Air-Reverse with Taj Burrow

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Hi I'm Taj Burrow. I’m going to talk you guys through a frontside air reverse. Frontside air reverse, yeah that's my most common air for sure. When I'm paddling into a wave that just got air written all over it, you know I’m just taking off and I'm just eyeing off that section down the end and I just want to get to down the end and punt an air reverse.

It is obviously better if you do have speed, you can get a lot higher. You know any size wave really, from you know two foot up to six foot if you have the balls for it. Get that stance going and then make sure you throw your body into to get that rotation and make sure your boards attached. For me, as you go for the grab I want to throw my right shoulder into the spin, the whole body. It will be your left shoulder if you're goofy foot. Once you have thrown your body into that position, you want to have your body over your front foot at that stage I’d say. You'd go for the grab, you’d spin, and you your goal would be to just land tail first, make sure your tail’s pointed
straight toward the beach.

Sometimes it works perfect, other times you might fall right into the transition and you can easily slip off and stack it, or your board can flip and all sorts can go wrong. Normally if you land on the lip and then down the transition really fast, I think that that looks best. Obviously a light little crumbly onshore winds probably the best, either onshore even a bit side shore, coming straight toward you. It always makes it easier and helps your board stick your feet and even throws you into the rotation. A good idea to shuffle that front foot forward you know, it makes it a bit easier if you adopt a big stink bug stance, as bad as that sounds it really does work. 

I'd say it's about time you should get off the computer and go try one of these things.

-Taj Burrow

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