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In this tutorial, Josh shows you how to master one of the staple maneuvers in surfing — the frontside cutback. Josh shares his insights on how to stylishly nail this classic maneuver and how to avoid the common mistakes many surfers make with this trick. He shows you the key to timing of your arms and turn initiation to give you the best rebound to position you for proper speed and angle for your turn on the lip. When it’s all done correctly, you will be holding your speed all the way through the turn.

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