The difference between the short rope and longline is 70 feet.
But that's like saying the world champion sprinter in track is only
a couple of seconds faster than I am. The margin is tremendous,
especially when you can see how big it is from the rear of the
boat. Here are a few ways to make the move to longline easier.
If you're battling fear, you'll lose. Any tentative barefooter is
bound to sacrifice form, so think of something relaxing before
jumping into the water.
When getting up at longline, it's imperative that you ride on
your butt longer than on the short rope. If you're still porpoising
in rough water, shift your weight to one side of your butt and ride
outside the wake. Also press the handle into your lower
Slowly count to five before taking your feet off the rope and
putting them on the water. Keep the boat speed at 25 mph.
Establish a three-point position (feet and tailbone on the
water) and gently extend your arms while standing up with knees
together. The perfect posture and the gliding feet you learned on
the short rope are a must if you want to keep from being tossed
Expect a Miracle!
Lane ''Dawg'' Bowers
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