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  1. #1
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    Default Line Tension Help

    Last weekend I went out and had a lot of wakeboard time. I have been trying out a 2013 Ronix ONE over my slingshot hooke. I like both boards to be honest. I got off to a slow start this year because of the new board and because of work.

    One thing I noticed the last few years and this past weekend was that I have very inconsistent pop off the wake. I always clear both wakes but the height I get is inconsistent. I try to lay down a nice progressive edge and stand tall right at the transition of the wake but for some reason the line tension isnt all that consistent. The times I feel a really tight line I will launch out into the flats and get about 6 foot of height, but the times where the line tension isnt great I am considerably lower in the air and usually just land on the downward transition.

    I just dont feel like I can consistently really launch off the wake out into the flats when I want to. I love that feeling and feel like I need to understand what I'm doing wrong before I move on to other stuff.

    BTW I also have a ton of issues with toe side jumps, I am not going wake to wake on these and always feel like I am going to get pulled strait forward so I catch my toe edge. Any help there would also be welcome.

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    You need to edge harder to keep the tension and speed in order to get the pop and get out into the flats. It's all about the keeping progressive cut back towards the wake and standing tall and locking the legs to get up in the air...
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    Default Re: Line Tension Help

    Check out learnwake.com the perfect setup video...
    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
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    thanks for the response I have watched the videos on youtube and other websites but its still a weird to get that feeling. I know its all about line tension but sometimes I feel like I'm edging really hard and the line isnt nearly as tight. I think I need to try to get more tension further our and build it from there. I am starting my turn back toward the boat with very little tension and trying to build it from there, maybe I need to try to really get tight line tension way out.



    Quote Originally Posted by parrothd View Post
    Check out learnwake.com the perfect setup video...

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    Default Re: Line Tension Help

    Yea, those don't compare
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    The Hooke is great for learning consistency since there are very few board features to confuse things. We've been having even the beginners ride the flex boards so they have to use the right edge technique or it just won't work. So I'd stick with the Hooke and try taking a shorter cut at the wake. That way you can't rely on speed either. Remember to stand tall away from the boat so that you maintain line tension all the way up the wake. If I had to guess you are flattening out at the wake which works sometimes but is inconsistent.

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    Maybe I will try to take a video over the weekend to see if anyone can tell me what im doing wrong. I went out again last night and again had a few really good pop's but also had like 80% middle of the road

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    Default Re: Line Tension Help

    Best $10 I've spent, beats every single youtube video combined..

    http://www.learnwake.com/videos/hs-j...erfect-set-up/
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadjitsu1 View Post
    Maybe I will try to take a video over the weekend to see if anyone can tell me what im doing wrong. I went out again last night and again had a few really good pop's but also had like 80% middle of the road
    Some video would be very helpful. +1 for the Learnwake approach. I would not focus so much on line tension as the timing of standing tall or "resisting the wake" with your legs. Line tension or edge controls your side to side motion while your legs control the up and down motion. Fix the timing at the wake with the legs then add more speed via line tension and edge to take it to the flats.

    Im not sure if this will work for non members but this is another great video explaining HS wake jumps. http://www.learnwake.com/videos/wake-jump-variations/
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    Update:::::

    It isn't my progressive edge or anything like that, I was stomping it and getting the right amount of leg extension the entire time it really has to do with laying down a really hard edge and getting a lot of speed and committing. I am 6'1" and about 210 so I really need to dig hard and focus on speed and really stomping the lip of the wake as I come into it. I can consistently go big but I just loose strength quick. I guess I'm setting old or something. I am now 36 and this year I really wanted to land a 360 just for coolness. If anyone had advice on a 360 spin please let me know. I have been working on handle passing with a weighted handle, I just really dont know when to commit and pull the handle across my body

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