Here’s one way to think about hanging 10: it’s really just a stall move. That thought alone can help you wrap your mind around when and how to make use of one of longboarding’s most ubiquitous style maneuvers.
When you’re up on five and you’re going through the section and want to slow down a little bit, that’s when you pop that other foot up and hang 10. That’s the real levitation moment of surfing. That’s when you feel like you’re flying. You’re just on the tip and the rest of the board is literally being held by the back of the wave.