WAKEBOARDING LESSONS: How to Jump Right from the Start, Tricks, Instruction

WAKEBOARDING LESSONS: How to Jump Right from the Start, Tricks, Instruction



this classic video is a link from adventures in waterskiing the six-part history of wakeboarding kneeboarding hydrofoil and much more venture anchor wakeboarding can be a dangerous activity so ride smart ride safe your first step in flight is the backside one wake jump cut out casually then slowly turn into the wake from about seven to ten feet out start an easy cut by turning the board to the wake maintain strong body position with the handle in knees bent and back straight when you hit the wake spring by pushing equally on both legs avoid throwing your shoulders back rise straight through the lower body keep the tip up and board pointed in the same direction you're going by maintaining your edge don't neglect your front side wake jumps start out about five to ten feet and hold a constant edge to and through the wake as you spring off the wake keep your board and body headed in the same direction keep your shoulders turned away from the boat and handle in tight to avoid off-balance landings work on all four of your one wake jumps for the best learning curve try to develop both sides equally you when you're ready to get some serious air practice this technique used by top coach Mike Ferraro cut out back side and do a bunny hop while you're still edging out in a tight line don't let up then jump because you will lose the line load practice this until you get the feeling of jumping with a tight line floating wake to wake jumps is when wakeboarding really starts to get fun beginners will find shorter rope links a confidence builder because they won't have to jump as far a rope forty to forty three feet long that's 32 to 35 feet off of a regular ski rope brings the wakes closer together for easier jumps try it shorter next time someone can't quite make it all the way across for a smooth landing use the basics from your one wake jumps to fly higher and further turn in slowly on a tight line and edge to and through the wake you don't need a lot of speed just a tight line and a good pop shorten the rope until you can comfortably make it wake to wake your final bonus trick is the frontside one wake half cab turn your board to revert and cut out on your heels start in from about five feet out and ride through the top of the wake on a frontside cut next jump off the wake and think about turning your feet and hips to the 180 position not your upper body

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