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Thread: Getting an Early Start, HELP
02-23-2014, 05:55 PM #1
Getting an Early Start, HELP
Just trying to get ready for next season, any suggestions on how to be more consistent?2010 Moomba LSV
02-24-2014, 03:03 PM #2
I've always liked this and made sense. Can't say that I actually can perform the variations though!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckkf840HZE4At the time it seemed like a good idea...
02-28-2014, 01:05 PM #3
i cant get a good pop..i guess for me i feel like pulling instead of pushing down on the board..i have to work on that2004 Outback Blue/white w/5.7 indmar 350, Direct Drive
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03-23-2014, 10:47 AM #4Senior Member
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A couple of things stick out to me that are hurting consistentcy.
1. You ride very "tail heavy", your front leg is straight while your back leg is bent. You lean back on the handle for balance and the board plows through the water rather than riding on top of the water.
****work to get even balance on both feet. This will allow the board to ride on the center of the spine and much faster. Can you do slow speed butter slides? Its a good drill to practice because you must have even balance or you will catch the dreaded frontside edge and scorpion yourself.
****After you get even balance on both feet, you will notice the board is much faster so when you edge out on your toes and let off edge the rope will slack and you will be able to coast until the boat catches back up.
2. Your transition from edge out on toes to edge back in on heels is rushed. This is caused from number 1, so you can't correct this until number 1 is corrected.
****So once 1 is corrected and you are able to coast between toe edging and and heel edge back in, this is the point you take a break (coast) and start getting into a seated position, even balance on feet and build the edge on way back in. Start out nice and easy and build from there.
Hope this helps.
03-23-2014, 09:08 PM #5
Thanks for the advice, I have noticed that when I edge out I lean on my back foot and never straighten out either. I guess I'm already afraid of the dreaded face plant. Any other tips to get balance on both feet, i think when I'm riding right behind the boat too I'm leaning on my tail. I have my bindings all the way out too, should I try moving them in closer so it doesn't plow as much?2010 Moomba LSV
03-23-2014, 09:43 PM #6Senior Member
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When wakesurfing, to accelerate you you need more weight on your front foot. Same goes when wakeboarding. Doing buter slides are a good way to practice even balance on your feet. Another way is to try and hold the handle across your body down at your back hip with your back arm and let your front hand loosely hold the rope. If you ride cable at all you will see guys doing this just coasting around taking a break. Another thing to try is to pull the handle as hard as you can and see how far your can get the handle behind you catching the rope then working your way back to the handle. You will need to have your weight forward to accomplish this.
03-25-2014, 08:02 AM #7
Good read, I know i do the same thing while wake boarding... lean back on your rear foot. I ride the same as snyderaaron, so once I get back on the water i will think about what you are saying there Todd... I didn't get alot of time riding wake board last year, so that is one thing I want to be able to do is jump clean side to side while being able to keep good form etc...B.J. Reed
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03-25-2014, 02:18 PM #9
Wow! I'm not good at any of that but I've always subscribed to the theory that practice makes perfect.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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03-25-2014, 03:16 PM #10Senior Member
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Totally agree with practice makes perfect. Unless your practicing the wrong things. The issue most Weekend Warrior Wakers have is they never took the time to practice the fundamentals to build a very wide foundation. Because learning fundamentals is boring.
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