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clubjoe 08-13-2007 8:16 AM

So I was out yesterday at 6a and enjoying the glassy water when I wasn't nodding off.....It was cool out, and I forgot to bring l/s shirts and only had one towel to share. No problem cuz I had my drysuit! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>.... <BR> <BR>Anyway, the water was so nice I did some switch riding so I could practice, and try landing my HS W2W and 180's with some consistency. Felt great so I thought "what the heck" and attempted my first TS 180 riding switch.... HOLY CRAP! Landed it perfectly and with minimal mental scarring!! <BR> <BR>Too bad nobody but my girlfriend saw it....(and she didn't know what I did anyway)...I guess the upside is that I didn't catch any grief for the drysuit either....<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>I dinged my board though too! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by clubjoe on August 13, 2007)

andy_nintzel 08-13-2007 8:48 AM

Joe, now bring it to Switch toe 3! Its super easy once you have the 180 down, just add a blind 180 to it and you got a full switch spin

yooper 08-13-2007 8:56 AM

You are seriously wearing a freakin DRYSUIT in Bakersfield, in AUGUST!!!??? <BR> <BR>Dude... <BR> <BR>(oh, nice job on the switch 180!)

clubjoe 08-13-2007 9:01 AM

Andy..... <BR> <BR>That's a great idea except for two points......#One, I can hardly ride switch in the first place, and #two.....I can hardly ride switch in the first place! <BR> <BR>Now technically I know that it's just one point, but it's such an important point that I thought it deserved mentioning twice! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>I was hoping to do some kind of circle before summer ended, but I'm thinkin it's gonna be off my toe riding regular (if at all)......But who knows??? <BR> <BR>Jamie-- The benefit of being an old guy like me is that I don't have to care what anyone thinks anymore <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>......Besides, I have delicate skin! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>......Thanks for the kudos!------ <BR> <BR>(Message edited by clubjoe on August 13, 2007)

yooper 08-13-2007 9:15 AM

I'm right there with ya, brutha!! Right now I'm actually wearing black socks and sandals at work. <BR> <BR>In an office setting. <BR> <BR>My wife loves me!

helix_rider 08-13-2007 10:08 AM

LOL at the black socks with sandals. I don't care so much what others think of me...but when I look in the mirror and feel sorry for the dude looking back at me I know its time to change clothes. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

santa 08-15-2007 11:56 AM

Funny I was working on the BS 180 and had the same thought. I can now do it one wake so W2W should follow soon (I hope! And any advise here welcome). <BR> <BR>So then I started doing switch TS 180 and I also found that they are super easy, and that the natural extension would be to tie both these tricks together and go for a 3. <BR> <BR>So, my question, is: Once I have both those moves down, would it be easier to do a SWITCH TS FS 3 (SW TS FS 180 + REG BS 180), or a REGULAR BS 3 (same moves but in reverse order)?

ttrigo 08-15-2007 11:58 AM

congrats Joe! I expect to see that on saturday! <BR>hopefully you will not be rocking either a drysuit, or socks with sandals. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

malibuboarder75 08-15-2007 12:20 PM

Santa, a regular BS 3 is a lot easier than a switch ts 3. I learned BS 3's a lot sooner than a BS 180, and they came fairly easy. I am still having trouble getting my switch ts 180s w2w.

bbking 08-15-2007 3:07 PM

wow... it bothers me that so many guys in their 30s keep talking of how old they are... i know you don't have the knees of a 20 year old and recover as quick... but to complain about "delicate skin" coming out of a guys mouth is just wrong... <BR> <BR>oh well i know i'm going to get a lot of flack for this but man up and stay young as long as you can... oh by the way, i'm 16 so you can get mad at me more... <BR> <BR>kudos though

walt 08-15-2007 3:13 PM

The TS halfcab is a lot easier than you might think.

clubjoe 08-15-2007 7:00 PM

Brett-AKA: "Georgia Peach", as per your email..... <BR>(is there something you'd like to tell us, Brett?)-- <BR> <BR>I'm 46, so I think that qualifies me as an "old guy" in this sport. I don't consider it a hinderance though. <BR> <BR>I'm also assuming because you're 16 (I can't remember when I was 16 <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>) you might have some difficulty picking up on sarcasm about the delicate skin. Plus I'm not very "image paranoid", so I don't care much what anyone thinks. Don't worry though....you'll grow out of it someday. <BR> <BR>Oh yeah.....I'm prolly in every bit as good shape as you, if not better, and thats no sarcasm! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Thomas-- Shweet!! I'm assuming 6a? I promise, no drysuit! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0>......I'll see what I can do about the 180...<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" border=0>...Just you, or is the honey makin' the drive too? <BR> <BR>Jamie-- You're a bigger man than me, cuz I don't think I could do the black socks and sandals...<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>...I guess that makes me a "little" image conscious, but hey, you gotta draw the line someplace, right??

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