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-   -   Tantrums, Are they easier than backrolls? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=361983)

markj 08-26-2006 10:31 PM

My son says tantrums are way easier than backrolls. Is he full of it (w/a sh)? I've been too afraid to try because of two previous knee surgeries. ----ACL etc. Plus I'm an old dog (38). Should I just quit trying and buy a 32'+boat to just sit on and drink (not beer). <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

kristian 08-26-2006 10:36 PM

There about the same. Depends on the person really.

mike_gilbert 08-26-2006 10:57 PM

tantrums come alot easier for me than backrolls, and look alot cooler

malibuboarder75 08-26-2006 11:07 PM

Definately depends on the person and what feels more natural. Now that I have been doing both for a while, I would say the tantrum is an easier rotation. But I had a hard time getting them consistant a year ago.

craigystyle_05 08-27-2006 12:08 PM

a tantrum is more natural for me... but a backroll is all about edge and take off.... u just roll around the rope pretty much.... i landed a tantrum on my 3rd try and a backroll it took me about 10 before i could get them good... the main thing on a backroll is keep the handle by your hip so it wont jerk the heck out of u

rmcronin 08-27-2006 4:50 PM

Backrolls are super easy if you commit to it when learning. Tantrums are easy if you wait until you leave the wake to flip. A lot of people leave too early(bottom of wake). I make an unscientific claim that you will be more likely to tweak a knee on a strange tantrum landing. I'm 35, but have no kneee injuries in my history. Good luck.

yosquire 08-28-2006 12:25 AM

I too would say the back roll is going to be easier on your knees. <BR> <BR>For me, the backroll came really easy. The tantrum has been the death of me, so to speak. countless injuries on the tantrum. No injuries on the back roll...well a mild concussion or two.. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> I got to go, my hands are numb again. haha.. j/k.

okwakebdr 08-28-2006 8:23 AM

Blew out my right ACL when I cased the wake on a backroll. <BR> <BR>Blew out my left ACL one year later with a tantrum into the flats that I landed too hard. <BR> <BR>Take your pick, find a good doctor, get your knees fixed, buy good prescription braces, come back and do it again!!!

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