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 […]
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.
Be Yourself and Have Fun
An Interview with Jaleesa Vincent on her new film, 'Macaroni in the Pot'
Can Proper Surf Instruction Mitigate Chaos In The Water?
Here's why you need certification to earn the title "surf instructor" in 80 different countries.
No Contest Off Tour Heads To Thumping Fiji
Inside: Julian describes the mongo Cloudbreak milieu and AG does a Kava cooking course.
“I Always Had A Mega Chip On My Shoulder”
UnSound Surf's Mike Nelson and Dave Juan have been the backbone of New York surfing…
Unlocked: Leonardo Fioravanti’s Stab Edit Of The Year Entry
Watch 'The Cut' now, and baffle at the quality of both the waves and the…
The Pro Surfer Who Filmed A War Documentary In Ukraine
Damien Castera's got a story to tell.
Honest Review(s): O’Neill Hyperfreak Fire
Pushing the Limits of Wetsuit Tech for Men & Women
How Much Would You Pay For A Session Like This?
A cost-per-vision breakdown of Kian Martin and Tai Buddha's latest strike mission.
Ongoing Dialogue: Jack Freestone And Album’s Matt Parker On How They Get Sparks To Fly
"Nowadays, a standard thruster feels pretty alt to me." -Jack
Davo’s Death Strikes At Surfing’s Core
The underground icon battled demons til the end. His untimely demise is yet another cautionary…
Introducing A Brand New Travel Series (With A Familiar Name)
Watch the first New York episode of Stab & Red Bull's No Contest Off Tour.
Leandro Dora: Pro Surfer, Businessman, Punk Rock Festival Organizer, Spiritual Mentor, And World Title Winning Surf Coach
Meet one of the most beloved and effective individuals in the athlete's zone.
Long Read: An Angel At My Table
From Stab Issue 15, October 2006: Chris Davidson has one more shot at the big…
Watch: Kalani David’s Last Dance
A final surf part from the Hawaiian surf/skate prodigy.