Derek Hynd Flying in Morocco:
epic- crouch glide and spin. makes fin free look like a logical evolutionary step
Well, it certainly can’t be picked up on by and marketed to the masses due to the skill involved.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of contest servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. We will crouch, glide and spin in skegless freedom. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen…”
Sam Adams, independent US surfer, exhorting the motley remainder (all sponsored) who refused to remove the fins from their boards, just before the Dirty Friday surf-off with the Brits.
Futuristic surfing in waves of consequence…. the slip 360 is brilliant.
What always strikes me about Hynde’s experimentation is that he’s surfed WAAAAAy too many good waves, but channels his boredom into expression. Genius.
And the Khamsin juat makes those waves!
Check out his positioning…
As front foot as Taj is, Derek “sits” on his back leg on this board. He enters turns laterally and accentuates them with a vertical inside rail transition, goes into spin and manages a front leg drive once the spin is over and he has to project. He’s playing with edge solely, no bottom contours without fins.
I keep watching this… wow.
I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this now
The edgework in the hollow sections! Gettin a little queasy w/the spins.
New lines! Stoked!
awesome stuff…I have been surfing finless alot lately, its bloody hard but soooo much fun and very addictive, even shaping a few diff boards for it…hard to enjoy finned craft quite as much lately….I can do spins and little turns and trim but to do it in waves like that is very talented…awesome DH, I’m inspired and will continue to challenge myself with no fins…thanks
Hi … Great website ….Aloha Ken
The wave on the big board is Bells, not Morocco, know all that I am.
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