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Old 5th November 2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default whats the difference between bump & jump and freestyle

i just wanted to know because i've seen some board reviews and it says its good at bump and jump and freestyle i was wandering the difference?
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Old 5th November 2009, 12:19 PM   #2
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Bump & jump usually implies sailing in high winds with large swells. That usually means slashing around the swells or on them and jumping them or launching huge air. Freestyle is usually done on flatter water and implies popping the board off small ramps and spinning the board & or sail around to perform a freestyle trick. Freestyle can also be done in J&J conditions but only by really good sailors.

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Old 5th November 2009, 01:12 PM   #3
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To me B&J means burning quite fast in a straight line, taking off from any size of chop doing usually some kind of straight jump of basic loop, and then make a nice planing jibe in the other end. And repeat...

Freestyle is about jumping the board on virtually flat water, and rotating it along the water surface. Speed is not important, nor jibes.
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Old 6th November 2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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A freestylewave board is a very user friendly all round board that is a great introduction to waves and freestyle. It is also excellent for burn and turn / bump and jump.

As people become more experienced they may decide to specialize more and buy a full on wave board or full on freestyle board.

Jumping a full on freestyle board for many of the moves will end in tears. The key is to pop the freestyle board which is an entirely different skill to jumping and is helped by using a very small fin to clear the water. The very small fin also allows the board to spin in the water as does the boards short compact shape.

Fast acceleration to get as much speed as possible (over a very short distance) into the next move is also useful. Helped by the freestyle boards wide tail and flat rocker.

Freestyle think popping, slipping and sliding with constant changes in direction.

Freestylewave think control, blasting long distance in a straight line with the odd jump.
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Old 6th November 2009, 04:06 AM   #5
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cheers guys for the help because im mainly looking for a freestyle board so this helps loads
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