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Old 08-14-2011   #1
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Phonics Monkey Help

When I initiate my phonics I'm having trouble keeping my bow under water. (It keeps popping up) Any tips on how to fix this?

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Old 08-15-2011   #2
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At what point in the pirouette does it pop up? Do you flatten out facing donwstream, or still frontsurfing?

You probably need to throw your body a little bit harder, and really get the boat sort of balanced up on end while your crossbow stroke is digging in. I'm no expert at the monkey, though.

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You guys amaze me! Not only are your moves cool ,but the language is almost as good!
Whether U Think U Can, or Think U Can't; U R Right!
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Old 08-15-2011   #4
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it pops up when I'm facing downstream.
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So, you flatten out as you turn to face downstream?
If so, that's the green water (heading downstream) flattening you out. I think you made need to intiate back in the foam pile a bit more. and keep that edge down so it can catch and pop you up. I could be wrong though
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more angle like knife through butter use cross bow draw to bring it around and look where you want to go for the pirouette, and thrust your hips down like a loop while facing down stream so when you explode out of the water your pirouette is complete you will stomp it fatty
its all in the hips

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