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Learn to PHONICS MONKEY by doing exercises in the video!

What is it?

Phonics Monkey is a pirouette initiated by a cross bow stroke in a front surf position and followed by a front loop in one fluid motion. While pirouette needs to be 330° horizontal angle rotation at a vertical angle greater than 45°, on the bow. It is a complex trick with many small details; however, if done right, it gives an amazing feeling for a trick.

Step by Step

  1. Whilst on edge lift your bow up slightly by using your core.
  2. Bringing your body forwards as you reach across your body for a cross bow stroke with your leading blade, rotating your wrists to catch the incoming water with the active site of the blade.
  3. Holding the frame, pull on the blade looking, pushing your feet towards the paddle into the green water.
  4. Once about to face water upstream again, push down hard with your feet and take the blade out fully extending the body back to throw.
  5. Finish off with the loop.

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  • Self-guided training tools that will teach you how to plan your sessions
  • Insights on foundation skills
  • Break down for preparation, initiation, execution and landing photos crossed with 3b concept of blade, body and the boat
  • Most common mistakes and their solutions
  • Top tips to take your trick to the next level!

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