Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lietuvis002, Jun 1, 2014.
Bank HARD pals! (don't forget to take a break)
It is trying to be summer here today after almost 2 weeks of rain.
I am hoping the sun comes out long enough for me take a walk along the river - it's 1 minute away from my front door and feels like such a waste when the weather is rubbish.
It's very cold in here too + raining all the day. But summer's spirit makes me feel warm.
what I love about Summer, is that EVERYONE is happier,
less agitated and full of energy
There is summer in Russia?
That is a true summer motto right there! Same to you Lietuvis002!
Love summer so much, it makes everything so much more fun! Love walking outside and feeling the heat.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE SUMMER?! ARE YOU READY FOR THE SUNSHINE?!
Last night the sky looked how it does at 3pm during winter, at 9pm. We were able to throw around and still see outside at 9. And the weather, wow.
So nice, it almost makes you forget about the current state of affairs in the world.
Summer = No waves to surf, and no snow to snowboard.
And yet somehow, I've been looking forward to it all year long!
How hard is it to learn how to surf well on a scale of 1-25?
@OP You have the best summer there in Russia.
Summer's too hot in my country, upto 55 degree Celcius in certain parts of India!
Summer about to end here in the Philippines. Still good weather all month
Go out for 2 hours every day for 2 weeks and you will
be good enough to drop in on a wave.
Depends on how athletic you are and on the wave that chooses you. If you can skateboard, or ripstick, or skim, you're in good position. If you ever laid down on a moving skateboard and lifted up to stand on it, you're in great position.
Surfing is easy enough. It seems more difficult than snowboarding because it's water, and water will kill you without even asking it to, but surfing is simpler than snowboarding in an odd kind of way(experience may vary).
No real obstacles to speak of in your way in the water other than other people and rocky areas(which you should be staying away from anyway, right? right). You almost never have to cut to a full hockey stop in the water(unless totally stopping to sit down again), you just transfer motion from one direction to another, and if you've been on another kind of board before, you already know how to do this. In surfing you always use your front foot to steer, or else the board will catch on fire. Science.
The wave is really just the side of a hill, but it's a hill that moves up, you have to find the spot on the wave where your "falling" is stronger to about equal with the force of the water pushing you back up. If you hit the top of a wave, you just fly backwards or get rolled in the wave. If the wave falls on you, that's no fun. You need to know when and how to decline a wave when you're laying on your stomach on the board with the front pointing at the wave by either pulling the nose up up and going over the wave if it's still rolling and hasn't crested, or push the nose of your board down into the wave and glide through it to behind the wave. Do not surf around waves that are rogue or above your comfort level, because death.
When you found a wave you like and it's on its way to you, coming to you like your beloved, turn your board around to face the beach while looking back at the wave(NEVER TURN YOUR BACK TO THE WATER, NEVER LOOK AWAY FROM INCOMING WAVES), lay down and make sure your hips are at your board's center of gravity(practice this by sitting on a board in different spots and see where you balance), start paddling well before the wave reaches the back of your board as the wave is much faster than you, when you feel the back begin to pick up paddle even harder, when you feel the "fall" begin put your hands on the sides of the board where your ribs are(thumbs at or below nipple level) push and jump up on it, pick a direction and ride the wave(or change direction).
Huge difference between snowboarding and surfing is in surfing you do not slalom(but you do sometimes bounce the front of the board to try to gain speed, change direction, and keep the board's nose from going under). When you surf you're trying to maintain velocity or accelerate, or else you'll fall off or the nose will dip and sink(and you might catapult forward like you just stopped in mud, happened to this guy over here). In snowboarding, velocity changes all the time. Surfing is a driving on a banked turn, snowboarding is driving down a mountain road that slaloms left and right.
You can gauge wave height by knowing the height of a room in your house and imagining the wave inside of it. If it can't fit in your house, you're not going to ride it for a while. Practice on something under 5ft, and on waves that don't crest and tube. Go on waves you see kids body boarding on. Bring your surfboard out there to the breaks and intimidate the kids 15-20 years younger than you by being the awesome surfer dude..they don't know you suck at it, even if you fail over and over.
We had the worst winter ever. I could not wait for the warm weather to get here.
summer means to holiday to bicoz mi children s schools of
I like summer but I am kinda burning here.
Temperature is really high in India
where is the "Skirts get shorter" part from the pic?
We had a brutal winter here. I am very happy to see the sun out, warm temps, and low humidity.
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