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ridealready 05-23-2006 6:58 PM

Hey All- <BR> <BR>Seriously over rotating my back roll's. Any suggestions. Am I taking too long of a cut? Handle position? Please Help!!

cwbabsolute1080 05-23-2006 11:30 PM

dont take a real wide cut out on ur toes... maybe only 10 feet away from the wake.... then progressivley come in,hodl ur edge and think about waiting a lil bit then rotatin and u will be fine

thane_dogg 05-23-2006 11:41 PM

The handle is how you control your rotation. Concentrate on keeping it in with both hands on it throughout the whole flip. Think about digging both elbows right into your sides. If you edge up the wake and let the handle out, the rope goes slack and you lose your control. If you keep the rope in tight you'll learn how to speed up, and slow down your rotation.

05-24-2006 8:52 PM

Ditto what William and Thane said. Also use the line tension to let the wake initiate your flip for you, don't try to throw your body weight around to do the flip.

wakeboard19 05-24-2006 9:24 PM

Don't start the spin to early. Wait until you start to leave the wake. If you lean back too early you will over rotate. Make sure it is a progressive cut also.

tidalwake0504 05-25-2006 8:27 AM

when you tuck your knees you rotate faster so tuck them when u jump and let them out when you spot your landing that will help you control your rotation.

timmy 05-25-2006 8:50 AM

over rotating by landing on your butt or by landing on your side?

jarrod 05-25-2006 9:13 AM

Wakeitup probably identified your problem. Are you getting big height?

jbjboc 05-25-2006 12:08 PM

Less cut <BR>Let go with the rear hand <BR>helped me

annq42 05-25-2006 1:14 PM

If you are over rotating it could be from a couple different things. First, on your attempts, how are you approaching, are you edging hard and fast? Second are you getting very high? If you are doing low and fast spins, then you need to calm down on your approach, you can do this a couple ways: First you can take a long easy cut and just have a long approach having a very slow progressive edge. Allow your board to follow up the wake and relax in mid air keeping your handle close to your hip. Try to blink either right when you leave the wake OR at the apex of the rotation. This way your eyes are OPEN on your decent. Believe it or not, keeping your eyes open is prolly the 2nd most important thing in this trick. <BR>The second way you can attempt to fix this trick is to go out about 10 feet from the wake (about where the side spray is), then take a good progressive cut towards the wake. Again allow the board to follow the wake all the way up, relax in mid air, and keep your eyes open. <BR> <BR>Believe it or not, if your approach is fine, then you should think about your body position in mid air. I say relax in mid air, because most often then not, you are so tense from trying a invert that you go ridged in the air, not allowing your body's muscle memory from a regular wake to wake landing to take over. If your board is hitting the water and it just keeps on rotating and you slip out, then you need to relax a bit. This trick you dont have to force anything, it is a simple fluid motion all the way up and down. There is no 'hucking'.

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