Breaking Down Your Cutback

6 Dec 2016 2 Share

COASTALWATCH | SURF COACH


Episode 006 / Series 001
Duration 3:32 
*Stay tuned for SERIES 002 coming soon 


Hosted by Matt Granger of Manly Surf School & NSW High-Performance Coach 
Additional footage provided by Craig Halstead, Matt Grainger & Victor Cestari


In this series, Matt Grainger will walk you through the common mistakes and three tips to improving crucial surf skills. These videos are exclusively available for Coastalwatch Plus subscribers only, but sign up today for just $1 for 4 weeks!


Catch a new episode & drills each Wednesday for the next 6 weeks covering these areas;

Episode 1 - Paddling 
Episode 2 - Duck Dives
Episode 3 - Improving Takeoffs 
Episode 4 - Generating Speed
Episode 5 - Bottom Turns
Episode 6 - Cutbacks 

SERIES 2 WITH NICK CARROLL
Episode 1 - Relaxing The Upper Body

Episode 2 - Paddling Faster & Smarter
Episode 3 - Positioning & Reducing Line-Up Anxiety 
Episode 4 - Delaying The Turn
Episode 5 - Weight & Balance
Episode 6 - Six Killer Drills

VIDEO OVERVIEW

Everyone has forgotten about the cut back, but it's an important linking turn in your surf skills tool kit. You need to generate your speed early to get back to the foam and ready for your next maneuver. 

It is one of the hardest maneuvers to do in surfing because you're actually doing a cutback and then coming back to do a backhand re-entry off the foam.

Backhand cutbacks you can go out on the wave face, put your hand down on the water, surf around your hand, come back up, look for the lip into a forehand re-entry out of it.

COMMON MISTAKES WITH CUT BACKS

- Not generating enough speed and getting your line 
- Not looking where you want to go with your head and shoulder
- Not coming right back to the foam in a figure 8

TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR CUT BACKS

1. Before you cut back, set your line off the bottom turn
2. Go right out on the face, put the weight on the back foot and heels.
3. then as you're coming through the turn look through our shoulders and come right back to the foam and look through the whitewash.

DRILLS

Cut backs require a lot of leg power and core strength, so this week lets focus on bodyweight drills and mimicking exercises where possible.

Drill #1 - Alternating Lunge Jump
It's important to do this when you're completely warmed up and have no prior knee injuries. 

Squat with a rotation then come up out of the squat mimicking the cutback motion. Add a light weight for progression to this drill. 45-60 seconds x 3 

Drill #2 - Cable Rotations
Only applicable if you're using gym facilities and have been shown correct operation and technique. As a floor supervisor or personal trainer to help you out.

Lunge with the cable pulling down, 45-60 seconds each side x 3

Have you got questions about your Cut Back technique? Ask Matt Grainger in the comments area below...

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