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When it comes to getting barreled on a longboard, stalling is everything. Especially at a beach break. If you feel like it’s starting to get steep, drop back and drag your arms and stalling the best you can.
I’ve taken notes and studied one of the great masters, Gerry Lopez. The way he holds his arm is so interesting. He lets his front arm lead the way on a frontside barrel. Mikala Jones, another amazing tube master, also recommends pointing your lead hand in the direction you want to go. You’ll follow it. Mark Healey says the same.