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So you
really want to learn the Blunt – the staple dynamic
wave move that gets you vertical and ultimately aerial
faster than any other. The is your stepping
stone. The is simply an aggressive 180 spin
on a wave against the grain. This means if you are carving
over to your left then you would spin or roundhouse
to your right. Learning this move sets you free from
the normal routines of the beginning playboater because
once you realize that you can spin against the grain
you will find that staying on a wave or in a hole just
became a lot easier! Let’s learn the move:

  1. Surf to the top of the wave by
    carving or spinning. From here you can generate drop
    in speed and carving speed. Both of which you want.
  2. Begin dropping in while carving
    across the wave. On a small wave you may only have
    one second of dropping and carving before you need
    to do the move. So be prepared to execute the next
    step immediately.
  3. Switch your edge from the way
    you were carving to the other edge as quickly as you
    can, at the same time:
    Hit your backsweep to spin the boat
    Throw your body weight forward to release the stern
    and load the bow
  4. Now you are backwards and only
    need to hit a backstroke to assure that you stay on
    the wave.
  5. Enjoy the backsurf

The feeling you will have is that
of a short fall and carve, then an explosive spin into
a backsurf. It is a short learning curve from the
to the Blunt!

If you feel like the boat drags and
then you flush out. It is likely:

  1. You aren’t releasing the
    stern by leaning forward.
  2. You aren’t using a proper
    backsweep to spin the boat (see Strokes and Concepts
    or Playboating Basics)

If you want to see the roundhouse
done in video, with full instruction, get your own DVD
copy of “EJ’s Playboating Basics”
here at my store!