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johnboyy7 11-05-2011 4:48 PM

off season
 
is there anything we can be doing to improve our surfing without being on the water?

04outback 11-05-2011 6:59 PM

Indo board for sure

shawndoggy 11-05-2011 9:26 PM

other boardsports (skate, snow)?

11-05-2011 9:58 PM

I snowboard all winter. Some of the mechanics are the same compared to wakeboarding or surfing, however, I don't do it for that reason, I do it cause it's awesome!

drnate 11-07-2011 8:10 AM

I started doing plyometrics (jump training) towards the end of last season and it really seemed to help me.

tmill 11-07-2011 12:56 PM

i second the endo board. practice shuv's, body varials, grabs, 180's and 360's hell you can even do firehydrants on one. Made a hug difference in my surfing this year. I tried to get in at least 20 minutes 3 times a week.

peettee79 11-08-2011 2:51 AM

Indo surf trip yew

WakeDirt 11-09-2011 10:14 AM

What is te best Indoboard for someone 6' 180lbs?n The larger pro? or sthe smaller pro?

johnboyy7 11-10-2011 1:44 PM

@ trevor....so which indo board are you using that helps with surfing? what excerise are you doing with it?

tmill 11-13-2011 12:27 PM

i like the smaller endo board with the small tube. The bigger one is too hard to do shuv's on and is generally way hard to ride. Most of the tricks that you can learn on an endo board are much harder on the endo board than on a wakesurf. There is no reason to make it any harder. Another way to build confidence on the board is using different carpet under it. When i was first playing with my board i got a piece of thick carpet to ride it on. Slowed everything way down and made it easy to learn. I now use a piece of commercial style super thin carpet to practice on. Makes it a little harder but still manageable. I dont recommend using it on hard surfaces like concrete or hardwoods, those are just too fast.
As far as exercises, anything that you can do on the board will help. I some times i will warm up with some squats on the board with very light weight, i will do parts of my upper body workout standing on the board. It helps to build core strenght and ballance, it also works all of the small stabalizer muscles all over you body.
Also donít forget to ride the board crooked or sideways. These board only train one dimension of balance at a time so it wont hurt to change up the angle of the board relative to the tube every once in a while. I tend to spend a lot of time doing spinning drills on the board. Doing that helped my 360 this season because i was able to work on keeping centered and not shifting my weight around so much as i spin. Before i would put a ton of weight on my front foot as i came around and just burry the nose of the wakesurf board. Now i come around stable and my 360 looks clean

All this being said... in the end it just comes down to time. If you are not out wakesurfing or doing some other board sport this is great alternative to get some time on a board working on you balance and having fun. My best advice would be to keep you endo board out, and find ways to keep it interesting. If you put the endo board away its going to just stay in that closet and you will never pull it out. You keep it out you might hop on it for a few minutes as you walk by.

johnboyy7 11-15-2011 9:25 PM

thanks for the write up trevor. so how do you practice spinning on it? where can i find info on the different ways to practice with it? is there a way to practice olleys?

ilikebeaverandboats 11-21-2011 7:54 AM

INDO BOARD! and maybe slack lining..Im gonna see if it will help. It is a big time balance trainer, and its kinda fun haha.

joeshmoe 11-25-2011 5:56 PM

This is what you do in the off season!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKpp4ZS6tMM

surfdoggy 11-27-2011 6:10 AM

In addition to the Indo Board, you might also check out the Board Rock. Similar concept, but balance is more toe to heel, as opposed to side to side. Can do shove its, 180's, 360's, etc. I bought one, and like it a lot.

e_rock32 11-27-2011 1:29 PM

Bosu balance balls were made for surfers. It would be worth a try to use a piece of plywood or board (that won't pop the ball) to practice shove its on. You have to balance in all directions instead of 2 on an indo board.

ScottR 12-06-2011 7:17 AM

Trevor can you put up a video of the 360 on the indo board?

tmill 12-06-2011 9:04 AM

360's on an indo board
 
I have yet to stick a full 360. I think the tube that comes with them just has too much traction but I can stick 180's. The main point of spinning on an indo board is that you have to keep yourself balance and centered. The indo board will tell you if you are putting too much weight on one foot as you come around.
That being said I think I am going to go to home depot and get a piece of PVC and try to learn a 360 just so I can post it up, either that or I will be posting about how I donít get to ride next season because I broke my leg. I think I could do it on a piece of PVC because there would be much less friction on that versus the tube that comes with the indo board

duffymahoney 12-06-2011 9:53 AM

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I made my own out of an old kick tail and traction set I had laying around. I have a 4" pipe and a 6" pipe. I can sometimes land 360's but most of the time I end up on my butt. Super fun and really helps my balance.

ragboy 12-06-2011 1:43 PM

lol, that's pretty cool.

tmill 12-06-2011 4:22 PM

do you have any sort of stops on the end of the board like on an indo board. looks like that thing could be a lot of fun!

duffymahoney 12-06-2011 5:53 PM

I prefer no stops. Makes it so you can spin it.


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