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waterfam 05-22-2007 7:51 PM

My son's riding is so past being ready for a backroll. He wants it so bad, but when he's out there he just can't make himself try it. He is getting REALLY frustrated. Any ideas? Thanks.

timmylikewake 05-22-2007 8:10 PM

trampoline practice, air rolls in the flats, that stuff should get him past the fear

helix_rider 05-23-2007 4:40 AM

Do you ride with people who can do backrolls? Seeing others do a smooth backroll can build confidence, and their knowledge can help him get over that 'what do I do next' hump.

dlwsrider 05-23-2007 5:15 PM

When i cant get up the confidence to do a trick, i get alot of people into the boat and make the peer pressure me into it haha

sacmule 05-24-2007 2:24 AM

I agree with trying the air rolls in the flats. Working on air rolls will really help him understand loading the line and building a good edge. Great suggestion Tim. A couple of good looking girls cheering him on could also provide some additional courage. He could also try a Tantrum, this trick is very easy to duplicate on a trampoline, however it requires more speed into the wake than a backroll. I wish your son the best of luck.

dlwsrider 05-24-2007 10:03 AM

I dont know about you guys, but i tke a keith lyman edge into my backrolls... <BR> <BR>but i really haul into every trick i do, it might be a me thing haha. <BR> <BR>now that i think about it, i take a raley aproach to most of my tricks dont listen to me

jusstty 05-24-2007 10:04 AM

Trampoline practice!

waterfam 05-25-2007 2:45 PM

ok thanks to everyone!!! next question... how do i explain how to do an airroll in the flats?

ronnyboy27 05-25-2007 2:51 PM

What is an air roll in the flats?

helix_rider 05-26-2007 6:46 AM

Here is one explanation, although not the standard approach to an air roll. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.wakeboard.com.sg/index.php?showtopic=137" target="_blank">http://www.wakeboard.com.sg/index.php?showtopic=137</a>

waterfam 05-27-2007 5:46 PM

it looks harder with out a wake, but i'll try to get him to try it!

pottsy 05-29-2007 2:50 PM

Is an air trick really that difficult tho? It looks really hard but when i get out on the water, it seems pretty do- able to me. Air tricks do look really cool too


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