WHAT IS NOSE-RIDING?
Nose riding is the art of riding a longboard right at the very front - the nose.
In it's most rudimentary form, it's simply the act of riding along around the nose of the board, however done well, nose-riding will see the surfer hang their toes, heels and god-knows what else over the nose of the board.
Very technical, yes, but achievable for sure.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
To really begin mastering the art of longboarding you need to be learn how to nose-ride.
Without doubt nose-riding is the hardest part of the sport and requires the rider to have expert skills, balance, and control.
As with anything, nose-riding will take time to master, but damn it's fun once you get the hang of it.
WHAT ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF NOSE RIDING
We've been working up to this point throughout this entire course.
To start with, we're just going to be attempting a cheater-five.
A cheater-five is the same as a hang-five, but without the need to be quite so extreme with the toes hanging over the nose.
With a cheater-five you'll be putting the majority of your weight - roughly 80-90% on your back foot.
The reason for this is to keep as much of your weight as far back as possible to avoid nosediving.
So, lets bring everything we've learned up until this point together:
WRAPPING IT UP
We've covered a whole lot of ground during this course.
And by now, hopefully you understand the process of how to cross-step, and nose-ride too.
As with everything, it'll take time to master, but stick with it. You now have all the knowledge, it's now all about application and repetition.