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boardjnky4 09-10-2012 11:01 AM

wake 2 wake help - why is this happening?
Clearing the wake just fine, but this doesn't look right


any ideas?

corerider 09-10-2012 11:32 AM

Too much weight on your back foot usually is the cause for what is seen there. Try leaving the wake with close to 50/50 weight on each foot.

augie_09 09-10-2012 11:33 AM

^^ ditto.

ord27 09-10-2012 11:34 AM

Tom, you generally "fly" the way that you take off. If you are in the air like this, it indicates to me that you are hitting the wake back foot heavy. I came from a slalom ski background. I fought the back foot heavy problem for a while until I started emphasizing weight on the front foot. My riding and jumping improved dramatically once I made the adjustment
hope that helps
keep us posted!!!

jarrod 09-10-2012 12:07 PM

Pop from the center of the board with near equal weight on both feet. Don't try to olie from the tail like a skateboard.

boardjnky4 09-10-2012 12:09 PM

thanks guys!

Raf1985 09-10-2012 12:25 PM

I was doing the same thing and it turned out that I was flattening out before hitting the wake.

simplej 09-10-2012 3:52 PM


boardjnky4 09-17-2012 9:15 AM

After taking some video footage, I am just not standing tall.

seriously getting frustrated with slow progression.

i've had some good pops. 1 out of 5 wake jumps is decent. Getting better, but really slowly

A few other things of noticed myself doing wrong.

1. Letting the handle out. I seem to get nervous about getting out into the flats for some reason and let the rope out from hips mid-air
2. Looking down. I think I should be looking towards shore.

Again, it's frustrating as all hell and the wrong way is starting to become muscle memory

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