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THE PERFECT
POP UP

6 Weeks

Is Your Pop Up Ruining Your Surfing?

"Get The Ultimate TRAINING PROGRAM for Fixing & Improving Your Pop Up... For Good."

4.98 (57 surfer reviews)
US$67.00  US$34.00 
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US$67.00  US$34.00 
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How Bad is Your Pop Up?

Is it setting you up to flow, or flailing in the whitewash?

Failed Pop Ups are incredibly frustrating, and ultimately limit your surfing. You don't have to fail and fumble with your takeoffs anymore. Think of how radically this could change your surfing.

Better Pop Ups = Better Waves.

Stroke in
smooth pop up
bottom turn
get
tuuuuubed

What to expect

This process walks you through the actual technique of Pop Up form

How to identify your limitations, and how to fix them for good.  You also get access to workouts that will improve not only your flexibility and strength for perfect Pop-Ups,  but will also influence your surfing.

01

Flawless Process
A step by step process to improving your pop up

02

Which technique is right for you?
Details on the fundamental techniques of a pop up.

03

Identify What's Wrong
Assessment process to identify your limitations, and what is breaking down pop up attempts.

04

Are you too weak? Are your joints too tight?
Do you need better technique, more flexibility, or more strength? You'll be able to identify what is truly holding you back.

05

Made for Surfers
Workouts designed to improve the movements necessary for a smooth and flawless pop up

06

Mobile-friendly program
You can train anywhere and anytime.

Access Your Training
Wherever You Are
24/7

Download it and access Offline!

Our fast, easy to use and secure app lets you access your account wherever you need it.

What It Takes

Up to 30 minutes Per Day,
and 2-4 Training Sessions per week.
That’s all it takes!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Willingness to learn & improve
  • Two taped tennis balls duct taped together
  • Full circle resistance strap 1 inch width
  • Foam roller
  • Exercise ball

What OTHERS ARE SAYING

4.98 out of 5 stars

57 reviews

  1. Jeff R.

    "The Perfect Pop-Up" Traingin Classs Review

    Jeff R. (verified owner)

    Excellent, easy to follow training

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  2. Colin G.

    Pop up really helped

    Colin G. (verified owner)

    Hard to believe after almost 30 years of surfing I needed to relearn how to get it up but it’s true. Aging and osteo arthritis have taken their toll and after a couple of cold winter months out the water I struggle to stand up. Embarrassing to say the least… My cousin turned me on to Chris’ videos and my wife scored me the series for Christmas and after a month of getting in to and using the series my pop up is back! Chris’ simple and logical stretching concepts have helped and now I’m hooked and will be using it for overall body health and limberness. Thx Chris!

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  3. Dan M.

    Dan M.

    The Perfect pup up program has really helped me with my flexibility to get up and surf! Thanks a lot Cris

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  4. David G.

    David G. (verified owner)

    As I’ve got older and had less time to surf, I started to struggle with my flexibility and agility which affected my surfing. After a recommendation from a friend I purchased The Perfect Pop Up. I found the program improved my issues but also helped with my strength.

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  5. David G.

    David G. (verified owner)

    As I’ve got older and had less time to surf, I started to struggle with my flexibility and agility which affected my surfing. After a recommendation from a friend I purchased The Perfect Pop Up. I found the program improved my issues but also helped with my strength.

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  6. Scott C.

    Great for making improvements

    Scott C. (verified owner)

    Using the Perfect Pop Up program helped improve some strength issues after rolling my ankle. I was having front foot Strength issues and this helped focus on flexibility and improving some bad technique.

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What you get

This is the process of Pop Up technique, the skill, the strength, flexibility,  and practice to restoring your ability to pop up smoothly and fluidly, and to learn the perfect technique from the start.

MODULE 1

INTRODUCTION AND 2 TYPES OF POP UPS

This module will introduce you to the thought process of assessing, and correcting your pop up.
You will gain an understanding of what your body needs to be capable of in order to execute the pop up fluidly and repeatedly.
You also gain insight into different styles of pop ups, and why one style may suit your body type more than others.

MODULE 2

ASSESSMENT, STRETCH PROTOCOLS, JOINT MOBILIZATIONS

This is the process of identifying your limitations. You may have one, or you may have multiple. You must get clear on what is limiting your movement. 
Joint limitation? Tight tissue? Poor Motor Control? Weakness?
After a thorough assessment process, you will become clear on what you need to work on, and the associated stretches, and joint mobilizations to correct weaknesses or limitations.

MODULE 3

TRAINING PROCESS
PHASE 1

Phase 1 of training will last 3-4 weeks, with 2-4 training sessions per week.
Strengthen and Improve the Foundations of the Pop Up
The Pop Up is a "skill", yet nobody considers it until it goes wrong! A fluid and effortless pop up is a skilled movement pattern that requires optimal flexibility from the lower body, as well as adequate levels of strength.

In Phase 1 you will develop and improve these foundations for a fluid pop up, and refine the actual technique of a flawless pop up.

MODULE 4

TRAINING PHASE 2

Phase 2 of training will last 3-4 weeks, with 2-4 training sessions per week.
You want your body to be better than what's "just necessary"...
In Phase 2 you will develop fluid strength and power that creates an effortless pop up. Not only will this phase of training dynamically carry over to all of your surfing, but it will cement your body's ability to pop up fluidly and quickly.

Your body will be physically capable of not only surfing, but also getting to your feet quickly and repeatedly.

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The Perfect Pop Up Program

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The Ultimate Guide to Fixing & Improving Your Pop Up… For Good.
Fix, refine, rebuild, or regain your perfect pop up.
Your surfing starts with your pop up, so make sure it’s perfect and effortless.

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  1. One person found this helpful
    Ben E.

    Ben E. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love the pop up program. Cris’ instructional videos helped me realise and solve a problem with my ankle. Not only has this helped my pop up but also helped my turns as I now have full range of motion with that ankle again. I can’t thank him enough!

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  2. Craig M.

    Loving the program!

    Craig M. (verified owner)

    I’ve surfed for 3 decades and have been in sport and training for just as long. I’ve seen lots of coaches, lots of trainers, and lots of methods over the years. I can confidently claim that this is a very well organised and planned program. I’m learning movements that have invigorated my pop up and my surfing.

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  3. Christopher C.

    Chris C.

    Christopher C. (verified owner)

    Been watching Cris’ videos for years and so pumped they’re now up on a very sleek app.

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  4. david g.

    Chris is the real deal

    david g.

    I’ve been a lifelong surfer with extensive experience in SoCal, Hawaii, Fiji, and Mexico. However, after having life events come along, such as a wife and kids, desk jobs, the weight from my desk job and lack of activity took a toll on me. After implementing an exercise and weight loss regime, I was still having a hard time practicing my pop ups at home. I hired Chris to help me diagnose the issue. It was worth every penny. I my case flexibility was the issue, and Chris helped me get it sorted out. So whether you choose the pop up program, or hire Chris for a customized plan like I did, he will help you out and get you ready for your next surf trip.

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  5. Keith A.

    Keith A. (verified owner)

    Hmmm the help this program has given to a beat up old man is immense. Thanks Chris

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  6. Mark T.

    Progressed my surfing

    Mark T. (verified owner)

    I was struggling with my pop-ups. At first I thought it was just a confidence thing. Turns out, it was mostly my poor technique and conditioning; and this wasn’t something that I could fully acknowledge until I started the program. The popup technique program has allowed me to reevaluate my popup technique, and also greatly improve my body conditioning to support my surfing. Each day I have noticed improvements in my pop-up to the point now where my confidence has increased and I can just focus on enjoying surfing waves and improving other aspects of my surfing. And it’s not just the videos in the program that are awesome, it’s the ongoing support through direct contact with Cris that is appreciated. I highly recommend this program to anyone who surfs at any level!

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  7. Jonathan S.

    If you are having even the slightest pop up issue-- this course is for you!!

    Jonathan S. (verified owner)

    Amazing! Everything is broken down step by step. Chris shows you the best way to do something and the best way to practice it…

    After a couple of months of me being really busy at work, I never did much surfing. When I got back to the water I was popping up like a complete beginner tool… except I’m not a beginner at all so it was even worse. I didn’t even know exactly what was the problem. Was my core not strong enough, was my technique off- I had no idea. Anyway, within 3 lessons my pop up was 100% better. I’m the type of surfer that likes to make late/ steep takeoffs and I even learned a takeoff technique with the program that helps me guarantee my back foot is in the right position in those crazy, critical moments.

    Chris really puts a lot into his coaching. He cares and he wants you to succeed. He almost sends you too much information :). If you are serious about your surfing in any way, this entire program is the one-stop-shop for technique and fitness/ body issues.

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  8. Stephen T.

    Making It Simple

    Stephen T. (verified owner)

    Great breakdown and step by step explanation provided by Cris to improve your pop up.
    I have found the exercise program to support the explanation is tailored perfectly.
    The bonus is you feel better overall.

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  9. Oliver M.

    Oliver M. (verified owner)

    Im what you’d consider an average joe,
    I surf average, i train average
    Until i got this!
    Really easy to follow and i have got a lot out of it.
    Highly recomended,
    Thanks Cris

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  10. George L.

    Pop up training

    George L. (verified owner)

    As a lifelong surfer who is now 55 years old and had both hips replaced the struggle was real. My frustration level was through the roof. The results were not immediate for me but the more I did the program the more I started seeing some muscles and muscle memory come back. By no means is my pop up perfect every time but I am really feeling the results and I am now getting out of the water with a smile on my face instead of a frown.Last Sunday was my best sesh in many moons! Thanks Cris and my core is really feeling the results as well. Thanks for the help physically and mentally ! You rule!

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  11. Joao V.

    Perfect Workout!

    Joao V. (verified owner)

    Its super easy to do in home and i’m starting seeing results after the fist week!!!

    Thank u!!

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  12. jeff W.

    Solid advice

    jeff W. (verified owner)

    Chris and Clay have a crystal clear way of breaking down the basics of the mechanics needed. And just the right amount of focus, not too much distracting info, just the clear facts to be able to improve. Their concepts have helped me easily reacquire skills I used to have when I was young. Now unfortunately at 60 years, I had some flexibility and negative habits formed. Too much damn sitting. Now I’m back- great info here

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  13. Michael D.

    Surf Pop Up

    Michael D. (verified owner)

    Solid, well thought out approach to the pop up. Fitness and repetition play their part, but knowing the mechanics to work on is simply very important to this key aspect of surfing, especially when you are beginner/intermediate level. I’d recommend it…
    Michael D.

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  14. John E.

    Perfect pop up-trust the process

    John E. (verified owner)

    Highly recommend this program,My flexibility has increased dramatically since I began using this program,I have a set warm up before surfing, have more endurance in the water,less injury’s and more importantly making a lot more waves!!!thanks Cris.

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  15. Dan M.

    Outstanding

    Dan M. (verified owner)

    This has been super helpful. The pop-up has always been something you just do, but to get it broken down into an actual process has given me a much greater understanding, and shown me how I can improve it. I have seen real results with this, and highly recommend. My kids have also loved it

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  16. Alexis P.

    Best program to start with!

    Alexis P. (verified owner)

    If you re starting with surf strenght I would definitely recommend to start with that one! The changes on my surfing were radical. Now even after the program I still go back to it and reword on some stuff. So much good stuff in it!

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  17. Chas D.

    Commit and Succeed

    Chas D. (verified owner)

    This is a great program. Clear easy to understand instruction to help you reach your goal.

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  18. Guy L.

    Movement&Technique

    Guy L. (verified owner)

    As a person who likes to go straight to the point, and connected to sports in general,
    This program was excellent for me.
    A set of specific exercises that deal with every aspect of surfing (movement, flexibility and power),
    And especially the PopUp technique .
    Two major points in the program that changed and significantly improved my technique , were the Foam Roler guidance,
    and the correct PopUp technique videos.
    The consistent practice of these two points has improved my surfing skills, and improved me as an athlete also in other sports fields
    such as Martial Arts etc.

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  19. Diego S.

    Pop Up and Fly🙏🏼

    Diego S. (verified owner)

    I have been using the free workout in the app for a couple of weeks and was really enjoying it, when the covid lockdown came I decided to get the pop up program to iron out a few little bad habits that have crept into my take off. WOW, after two weeks I can really feel the benefits, I would say 100 % better. Easy to follow instructions that actually make sense. Commit to it tho, work hard and reap the rewards.

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  20. Diego S.

    Pop Up and Fly🙏🏼

    Diego S. (verified owner)

    I have been using the free workout in the app for a couple of weeks and was really enjoying it, when the covid lockdown came I decided to get the pop up program to iron out a few little bad habits that have crept into my take off. WOW, after two weeks I can really feel the benefits, I would say 100 % better. Easy to follow instructions that actually make sense. Commit to it tho, work hard and reap the rewards.

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  21. Chris S.

    Perfect Pop Up for all

    Chris S. (verified owner)

    Great program that not only teaches perfect technique but teaches you about your mobility and how to improve your mobility to help your surfing.
    I’ve used this program as have my kids and the program has helped us all improve our Pop Ups.
    Get on it!

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  22. Chris S.

    Perfect Pop Up for all

    Chris S. (verified owner)

    Great program that not only teaches perfect technique but teaches you about your mobility and how to improve your mobility to help your surfing.
    I’ve used this program as have my kids and the program has helped us all improve our Pop Ups.
    Get on it!

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  23. Scott C.

    Great for making improvements

    Scott C. (verified owner)

    Using the Perfect Pop Up program helped improve some strength issues after rolling my ankle. I was having front foot Strength issues and this helped focus on flexibility and improving some bad technique.

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  24. David G.

    David G. (verified owner)

    As I’ve got older and had less time to surf, I started to struggle with my flexibility and agility which affected my surfing. After a recommendation from a friend I purchased The Perfect Pop Up. I found the program improved my issues but also helped with my strength.

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  25. David G.

    David G. (verified owner)

    As I’ve got older and had less time to surf, I started to struggle with my flexibility and agility which affected my surfing. After a recommendation from a friend I purchased The Perfect Pop Up. I found the program improved my issues but also helped with my strength.

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  26. Dan M.

    Dan M.

    The Perfect pup up program has really helped me with my flexibility to get up and surf! Thanks a lot Cris

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  27. Colin G.

    Pop up really helped

    Colin G. (verified owner)

    Hard to believe after almost 30 years of surfing I needed to relearn how to get it up but it’s true. Aging and osteo arthritis have taken their toll and after a couple of cold winter months out the water I struggle to stand up. Embarrassing to say the least… My cousin turned me on to Chris’ videos and my wife scored me the series for Christmas and after a month of getting in to and using the series my pop up is back! Chris’ simple and logical stretching concepts have helped and now I’m hooked and will be using it for overall body health and limberness. Thx Chris!

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  28. Edgar C.

    The Program Delivers!

    Edgar C. (verified owner)

    I’ve always had problem with my Pop up as i always end up stepping more forward on the board and so far from the tail pad.
    This program helped me fixed that and much more. The program is broken down into simple and easy to understand steps and shows you the importance of flexibility and strength.
    by the end of phase 1, i can see improvements already and by the end of Phase 2 i was already popping up(walk up) like cris on his videos. I am excited to get back in the water and test my new pop up skill.

    Huge Thanks Cris! This changes a lot!

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  29. Pete K.

    Great program

    Pete K. (verified owner)

    This program has really helped me improve the speed of my pop-up, which in turn improves my position going down the line. Before the program I thought I should just jump to my feet as quick as possible without giving much thought to technique. The program leads you to develop a smooth, fluid, pop-up being light on your feet instead of just stomping on the board. The program also helps with general strengthening and mobility. I highly recommend to people who are having problems or lack confidence which their pop-up.

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  30. Chris R.

    Comprehensive and authentic

    Chris R. (verified owner)

    Cris delivers a comprehensive and holistic approach with real passion and energy! He wants us to improve and it shows. I love Cris’s authenticity, attention to detail and professionalism. I have multiple health issues that have slowed down my surfing – since working with SSC, my goals are more defined, awareness and knowledge are improved. Highly recommended! Thanks Cris

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  31. George L.

    Pop up training

    George L. (verified owner)

    Hey Cris it has been a long road but believing in the process I am now starting to see results! Thank you so much for all of your help! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  32. Kate A.

    Get this program

    Kate A. (verified owner)

    If you surf, and you like to train and stay fit, do yourself a favor and get this program!

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  33. Thera B.

    Well rounded tools and technical instruction

    Thera B. (verified owner)

    I’m at that dreaded beginner-intermediate level of surfing where I am trying to transition to a shorter board and get into better green waves – and I was struggling with getting a quick pop up. This program helped me with my form and also mobility limitations specific to the surfing pop up. It’s easy to do and feels great and I’m glad I purchased this!! Great investment.

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  34. Barry A.

    Pop Up Program

    Barry A. (verified owner)

    Although I am just starting out getting through this program, I can see how it will benefit me. Also for the money, this is good value. I will be putting the program into good use because I am using this to prep for a trip to Tavarua in May!

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  35. Scott C.

    Surf fitness for every level and age.

    Scott C. (verified owner)

    I’ve been surfing for over 30 years but had some ankle problems and this was affecting my pop-up. I had a loss in stability and was causing me to more often lose balance on steeper waves. After using the pop-up program I identified other areas of muscle tightness and area that just needed more TLC. Now I’m making more take offs. My ankle is not causing any problems and I am now focussed on the overall health of my body for surfing. Now to work on my shoulders!!!

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  36. James W.

    Nth of 60

    James W. (verified owner)

    I am nth of 60 and have been struggling with pop up’s body getting old and stiff, have found the pop up program to be beneficial in many ways and is definitely helping with improved flexibility and technique . Great program thanks

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  37. Jeff L.

    Fix your pop up

    Jeff L. (verified owner)

    Great program. Goes beyond the basic of how to do a pop up, but gives you the tools to assist you in fixing your body with the right stretching or work to fix your body parts that are stuck with limited movement or flow. Worth the small investment.
    Jeff

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  38. John E.

    John.E

    John E. (verified owner)

    I would highly recommend this program,the content is extensive and extremely well delivered,I’ve been surfing for 10 years and only now have the knowledge of how my body should be able to move thanks to Cris,it’s exciting to have a plan to improve,thanks Cris.

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  39. Magnus N.

    Perfect pop-up

    Magnus N. (verified owner)

    This program is so good. I felt my hips and back held my pop up back. I felt too stiff and slow and didn’t really know where to begin to
    sort it out. This program was spot on. I used it for a month before my latest surf trip to Portugal and really felt the difference. Everything worked smoother and I had better confidence ,was more calm and caught more waves! Strongly recommend.

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  40. Sam E.

    Improve your life, health and surfing

    Sam E. (verified owner)

    Cris has put together a series of programs that are not only enhancing my surfing , but my overall health and wellbeing. Whether you’re starting off out of shape, or in reasonable condition like myself, the program will develop your motor skills and desire to get fluid. I use many of the exercises as general everyday stretches to start the day well. Worth the investment!

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  41. Aaron A.

    Stoked on the mobility work!

    Aaron A. (verified owner)

    Big fan of this program, particularly the focus on mobility. The mobility evaluations were especially helpful. I was able to establish that it was really my hips that were my limiting factor rather than my hamstrings and calves. Digging in on the hips has improved range of movement quickly. I should also add that the strength training is very effectively targeted toward improving pop ups.

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  42. Andy Woof W.

    Fit & flexible

    Andy Woof W. (verified owner)

    After seriously injuring my knee this program kept me fit and flexible so that when I recovered I could get straight back into my surfing. Thanks for a great program Chris.

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  43. woody w.

    pop up

    woody w. (verified owner)

    Just started the pop up program, loved the assessment part its helping get right to the areas that are the most in need of attention. I’am seventy and ruptured a disk two years ago with causes flexibility issues.My daily go to board is a 5 ft fish & the results from the program are making that much more fun & allowing me to use it in more critical waves

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