Wakeboard Flip: Making the Front Roll Rotation

Wakeboard Flip: Making the Front Roll Rotation



the toast that front roll is probably one of the first inverts that you'll learn on a wakeboard but that doesn't mean that sticking your first one will come easy there are several mistakes that beginners usually make when attempting this trick and almost all of them result and not making the full rotation on the flip in this video I'm going to go over the three most common mistakes that most writers run into and also show you the correct fundamentals to getting the full rotation on your toeside front roll the first mistake that many writers make is they don't bring the correct edge into the lake this trick definitely requires a trip flip edge which means you should let off your edge right before going up the wake in this side-by-side comparison you can see that Kyle on the left has let off his edge and it's standing tall why I on the right I'm edging through the wake and leaning into my edge the result is kyle takes the flip straight up in a nice flipping motion and I get catapulted forward getting less height with a jerky whip style flipping motion performing the correct trip clip edge by letting off before the wake is an important part to making the full rotation the next mistake that writers make is they come out their tuck too early when you come out of your tuck or start to lay out you instantly slow the speed of your flipping rotation at this point you can see that both riders are tucked properly notice how both riders knees are bent now this is where it all goes wrong for me on the right side notice I have straightened my legs and I've come out of my tuck as soon as I did that my flipper rotation dramatically slowed down resulting in under rotation the final mistake I see riders make is they let the handle out too far from their body this makes it harder for the rider to take the trick up and it also stretches out the riders body resulting in slower rotation you can see at takeoff that I keep the handle and tight to my body on the Left I let the Rope out on the right not allowing me to get as much height or get my body tucked enough one thing to notice here is how I released the handle earlier on the left side than I did on the right there is nothing wrong with holding on to the handle for the majority of the flip and a lot of times that is desired because you can land stronger but just keep in mind that you can flip faster with only one hand on the handle so while holding onto the handle with two hands isn't incorrect I just want to point out the letting go you're back in earlier will help you flip faster so now you should have the tips needed to make the rotation on your front roll just remember to use the proper trip flip edge stay tucked long enough and keep the handle in close to use it to your advantage

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