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twhood 06-12-2010 9:47 AM

Any advice on learning raleys?
Anyone got any advice on the best way to learn raleys?

fredlap 06-12-2010 10:00 AM

with a wakeskate!

ironj32 06-12-2010 10:48 AM

no fear...just gotta go after it. once you get the first close one out of the way it's a cake walk. most will say to use a wakeskate, which I'm sure is good, but it can also be learned with your regular old wakestick. sorry i don't really have any good technique advice.

blake_hughes 06-12-2010 11:25 AM

I agree. Use a wakeskate 1st... Once you land one it's a pretty simple/fun trick.

One thing that has helped make the raley easier is concentrating on a good progressive edge. When I learned the trick my approach was full-speed from the moment I started my cut. Now, I concentrate on a more progressive edge... Start in slowly, then gradually build to max edge. For me, this adds A LOT more pop... Which gives me more time to get the board back underneath my body. When I used the full-speed approach, it seemed that I was getting very little pop... Which meant I had to muscle my board back in a hurry.

Good luck!

twhood 06-12-2010 2:54 PM

Thanks for the advice! How do I learn using a wakeskate? Why is it easier?

gwperry2 06-12-2010 2:59 PM

What helped me was taking it from trampolin to the water helps you understand the feel of full extention and rope placement.

xistential 06-12-2010 6:53 PM

This is how Mike Ferraro taught my daughter. He shortened the line. She did a few,made it longer,did a few,longer and so on. She just went from one length to the next until it was all the way out.Never gave her time to think about it. I was in the boat and the transition was seamless. She didn't fall once and to my knowledge never has.On a raley,that is.
Maybe that's just for girls though. Guys aren't scared are they?

woawake 06-12-2010 7:33 PM

System 2.0!

twhood 06-12-2010 7:45 PM

Thanks guys I got my first attempt tomorrow

solo 06-12-2010 8:14 PM


shredsickgnar 06-12-2010 11:46 PM

Commit. Once you land it, it will be the easiest trick you do.

BCMWAKE61209 06-13-2010 12:32 PM

Somebody once told me that you don't ever need to learn it switch (see my post..... a game of w-a-k-e)
Insert sarcasm here......

nbigger 06-14-2010 8:39 AM

the only advice I could give is pull the rope to your knees to help you get back to your feet. And where a pair of spandex shorts or a cup.

stoked_32 06-14-2010 11:14 AM

The first time I ever really tried it was at the cable first without a board and at the starting dock, it takes the fear out of it completely. Then strap on a board and do a few small ones still at the starting dock. Then I migrated to doing it on a wakeskate around the corners on the cable. From there take the wakeskate behind the boat. By that time it'll be so far engrained in your muscle memory that the board will be easy.

stoked_32 06-14-2010 11:22 AM

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We call this the raley board. My buddy and I had an extra Marius (we both ride the marius) and he put a couple grip pads on it so that the edging would be similar to our wakeboards as opposed to a wakeskate.

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