Stab Magazine | Dane Reynolds talks rail judging criteria for King Of The Groms
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Dane Reynolds talks rail judging criteria for King Of The Groms

Sequence: Trevor Pikhart Quiksilver recently launched King Of The Groms 2015; a search engine to find the world’s best under-18 on a surfboard. Round one is an Instagram play, in which entrants upload single-wave clips to IG with @quiksilver, #kingofthegroms and either #kingoftheair (if it’s above lip), #kingoftherail (if it’s a turn) or #kingofthecombo (if […]

news // Mar 8, 2016
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Sequence: Trevor Pikhart

Quiksilver recently launched King Of The Groms 2015; a search engine to find the world’s best under-18 on a surfboard. Round one is an Instagram play, in which entrants upload single-wave clips to IG with @quiksilver, #kingofthegroms and either #kingoftheair (if it’s above lip), #kingoftherail (if it’s a turn) or #kingofthecombo (if it’s a multi-move wave). While Craig Anderson will be picking some favs for #kingoftheair and Jeremy Flores will scoop a team from #kingofthecombo, it’s Dane Reynolds who’s keeping a close watch for the best #kingoftherail posts. Dane’s as well-rounded as surfers come, but his work on rail is poetry. If you wanna be the #kingoftherail, Stab suggests you dine on the below advice from the Venturan. (Get a full breakdown over at King Of The Groms, here)

“The rails are arguably the most important curve of a surfboard,” says Dane. “Leaning on your rail and applying pressure to have them cut through water and propel yourself forward is one of the most basic fundamentals in surfing, but being able to hold the rail in the water through steep parts of the wave with a lot of speed is one of the most difficult things to master. I’ll be looking for control, technique, speed, and overall usage of the rails to get where you wanna go and do what you wanna do on a wave.”

There it is, fam. Stab is also currently streaming the #kingofthegroms round one entrants RIGHT HERE. We’ll be starting to pick some standouts in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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