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dane reynolds cutting back

We must forget the nonsense about this fellow and engage the shot, and it is not good. We do not like the position of the trailing hand, it’s heading for help.

Somebody was the first to grab a rail in a situation such as this and with the illustrious Mr Reynolds a follower he must be pleased with himself – this is unfortunate as the origins of a rail grab were to evict yourself from a filthy position that was only getting dirtier.

This glassy little frother hardly deserves the drama. Mr Reynolds must view his backhand capabilities with a lot of misgivings if he needs the assistance of his hand to (1) assist in bringing the board around and (2) help  him with his point of balance – the technique will result in a tripod stance effectively. How ungainly, perhaps he needs a paddle.

The spray trail is the answer – he has not built up enough speed to effect the manoeuvre properly so the grabbing hand is the modern equivalent of Paul Strauch Jnr’s cheater five.

Nevertheless it is apparently the fashion and as befits the motley breed that we are we must all follow the leader.

The best advice we can give to the young chap is to get your hand off it mate.

the strauch fudge five

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  1. Steve Shearer #

    “The best advice we can give to the young chap is to get your hand off it mate.”

    I’m snickering like the mutley dog off the cartoon.

    December 22, 2010
  2. mutley is the one

    December 22, 2010
  3. Mike #

    Pete, I agree this turn looks lazy, but I see these turns up close and his grab is more a punctuation than an assist.

    Quite frankly, pinching his rail behind his fin cluster is fucking damn hard to do.

    I’m not a member of God’s (danes) church, but sometimes the choir is ridiculously fresh.

    December 23, 2010

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