Synonyms for dropknee or Related words with dropknee
Examples of "dropknee"
Damian King is an Australian professional bodyboarder. He was World Bodyboarding Champion twice, in 2003 and 2004. In 2011 he won the
World Tour becoming the first bodyboarder in history to win both prone and
Holding a line on a wave in
position is an art in itself, unlike fiberglass standup surfboards, the bodyboards
riders use don't have fins underneath to help maintain a line on the face of a wave or to stop them sliding out,
riders rely on weight transition from rail to rail to hold a line on a wave and turn/snap
Paul Roach is an American bodyboard rider who is considered to be a pioneer of the
style of bodyboarding.
Bodyboards are shaped to the rider's specific needs and preferences such as height, weight, and form of riding. Three basic forms of riding a bodyboard include prone,
, and stand-up.
Paul Roach is credited with inventing the layback manoeuvre in the
style; this manoeuvre was later introduced to stand-up surfing.The layback involves the upper body of the surfer being arched backwards.
A bodyboard is an instrument of wave riding consisting of a small roughly rectangular piece of foam, shaped to a hydrodynamic form. The bodyboard is ridden predominantly lying down, (or 'prone'). It can also be ridden in a half-standing stance (known as '
') or can even be ridden standing up.
Tail shapes influence the way that boards perform in the line-up. Crescent tails provide the greatest amount of hold in steep waves. Crescent tails are generally preferred by drop-knee riders because the shape interferes less. Bat tails provide looseness for rail to rail transitions. Prone riders tend to prefer bat tails more than
is when one places their preferred fin forward on the front of the deck with the opposing knee on the bottom end of the board with their fin dragging in the water.
was first pioneered in the late 1970s by Hawaii's Jack "The Ripper" Lindholm. Hence the term "Jack Stance" is in reference to his contribution to this form of riding. During the '80s and early '90s DK bodyboarding was gaining mass popularity, some would argue that there were more bodyboarders than surfers during this era. With riders such as Paul Roach, Kainoa McGee, and Keith Sasaki pushing the limits of what could be done on a bodyboard it was no wonder the groms of the day started copying.
Most modern boards are equipped with channels that increase surface area in the critical parts of the board which, in turn, allow it to have varying hold and control on the wave. Originally, skegs were installed to decrease slippage on a wave face. However, progressive bodyboarding has rendered use of such skegs obsolete due to the looseness required for maneuverability on a wave. For such reasons, skegs are rarely used today and, even then, almost exclusively by
or stand-up bodyboarders.
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