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    Why can I chop hop off the smallest piece of chop and get really good air but yet cannot pop the board on flat water? The board feels like it is glued down! Can anyone help?

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    why don't you search it on this forum first?

    anyway, here is a thread with some good advice

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    Thanks for the link

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    Thanks, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul2010 View Post
    why don't you search it on this forum first?
    Oooo, get her. Paul2010 is the new basher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardD View Post
    Why can I chop hop off the smallest piece of chop and get really good air but yet cannot pop the board on flat water? The board feels like it is glued down! Can anyone help?
    The answer to the question however which may or may not be covered in that other thread, is that the smallest piece of chop angles the board and provides the initial impetus against which to kick against. In flat water you need more effort and initiate the board by heeling it over before pumping the sail very vigorously and having heeled the board to leeward return it to windward at the same time and using the fin to efectively flick the board clear of the water. There was once a good bit of video of Simon Bornhoft bouncing about until he finally got it clear, lots of effort required in the early stages of learning until you get the knack.
    Four fish are better than two.

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    Firstly you need enough speed. It can be done when going slowly, but it makes the board a lot more sticky.

    The second factor is actually sinking the tail. Your weight comes inboard over the centerline of the board. Then try to sink it as much as possible, then as soon as it starts to come back up pull up with your back leg.

    The timing needs to be correct. Try and do it too quickly and you won't sink the tail enough. Too slowly and the board will slow down too much.

    A good video here: http://boards.mpora.com/technique/ge...e-360-pop.html

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