Dane Reynolds has had to make do with couch surfing the past few weeks thanks to his crocked knee. As a result he’s had time to contemplate life’s finer things like why do you always end up with odd pairs of socks after doing the laundry, why does Anne Robinson exist and why do mums always call when you’re having sex?
But beyond all that he’s imparted some of his wisdom on how to pull off the perfect slob grab. Break out your pen and paper and take note…
1. You need to go a little more vertically up to the lip than you would for an air reverse. For an air reverse you’re kind of high-lining it and then you kick it towards the shore more. For a Slob, you’re bottom-turning up to the lip.
2. I find that I have to hit the lip quite a bit earlier than I would for other grabs, because I have to get my tail real high. With the way you kick the tail out, if you hit the lip late, like you normally would for an air reverse, the tail gets caught and you can’t get the extension out of it.
Check out this super slow mo of Dane in action.
For tips 3 and 4 of the lesson visit www.surfermag.com/blogs/how-to/Dane Reynolds, slob grab