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sexyws6mama 08-15-2009 6:53 AM

Just got a board a few weeks ago and I go out there and slash and try to feel the sweet spot, but how do I really surf? <BR> <BR>Got any tips?

ragboy 08-15-2009 9:48 AM

Here is a youtube playlist, with 3 tricks you can start learning. Give them a try. Start with the Hang 5/Gun show, and move to the backside to 180 switch. More trick videos coming later.

slimjim44 08-17-2009 10:38 AM

wake9.com has some good stuff.

ollies_drew 08-17-2009 4:25 PM

How about instead of feeding people to your videos or someones website we actually help. <BR>Audrey instead of going out and slashing right away, When you get up and riding get in the middle of the wave and just slowly transfer weight to your front foot. You will see the rope go slack this means your riding on your own. If you get close to the boat simply apply a little pressure to the back foot to slow down and then get back on the gas pedal(front foot) Once you get the hang of this you can start slashing around and doing floaters and carving. But without learning how to ride the wave you will struggle. Good Luck. Or I could be like everyone else and say phase5boards.com has some great pointers. But I thought you would like some advice instead. Hope I helped. <BR>Drew

ragboy 08-17-2009 4:50 PM

@drew <BR> <BR>Well, of course just my opinion, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, then I would say a video with instruction is worth a million. I would embed or attach the video, but it is not possible, maybe it would be someday here. For the record, I am not linking to my site, but directly to youtube. <BR> <BR>@audrey, sorry, forgot to post the link to the playlist. <BR> <BR>101 Series <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B768FB2013702814" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B768FB2013702814</a> <BR> <BR>201 Series <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6FD4408FB90E0B5B" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6FD4408FB90E0B5B</a>

gunz 08-17-2009 5:32 PM

Lets see...written instruction,or an actual video? <BR> <BR>Hmmmmm,which would be more useful?...... <BR> <BR>Ragboys advice is correct!

ollies_drew 08-18-2009 10:28 AM

<a href="http://www.boardflix.com/product_info.php?products_id=633" target="_blank">http://www.boardflix.com/product_info.php?products_id=633</a>

jame04 08-18-2009 11:04 AM

^^^ Great video

slimjim44 08-18-2009 12:00 PM

I threw wake9 out there cause the instructional videos convey a lot more info than anyone could type in an online forum. <BR> <BR>PS Drew...what do you even know about wake surfing? You think you're like a pro or something? <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/smile.gif" border=0> For those of you that don't know...yes he is a pro. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by slimjim44 on August 18, 2009)

ragboy 08-18-2009 12:10 PM

I have been on this forum for about a year or so, but I have been on forums answering questions re: software development for years. And one of the things that always happens, is that every few weeks/months, there are the same questions that get asked by new people. So I used to create articles in my blog, and just point to them when a old question was asked again, saves time and effort. I have been asked NOT to point directly to my site or blog, so since this is NOT my house, I will honor that. However, the videos serve the same purpose and are freely available on youtube. Also, DW specifically allowed me to point to free videos on youtube, which can be very helpful. Maybe in the future, we can embed videos from YT in a post, and then it will be even easier.

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