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austin 03-29-2013 10:10 AM

grab name question
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brhanley 03-29-2013 10:21 AM

Nice. You need to indicate the rider's stance. Your grabs here are for a regular rider.

You might want to consider color coding whether grab is by front or back hand. You could then add crail by slob, chickensalad/roastbeef by melan/stale, nuclear to nose, japan (I think) to ???, and probably others

wakeboardern1 03-31-2013 6:20 PM

That blank spot is a sloppy melan grab. It's also frequently used for methods. If you're grabbing there or the back corner of the nose you're grabbing nuclear. The front corner and up by slob would be crail. Front hand to tindy is a seatbelt. Don't think I've seen anyone really using their front hand to grab back where tailfish grabs go.

And if you take your back hand and grab back behind you all of the way up near the nose of the board past your lead foot, that's called an AB grab.

skiboarder 04-01-2013 11:26 AM

If you grab there, your board will explode......I mean, if you grab there, the internet will explode.

austin 04-02-2013 10:18 AM

Yes, I know that the elite wakeboard community has deemed that any grabs not between the feet or at the nose or tail are illegitimate. As such, I promise not to intentionally attempt them in public. But when I see someone else grab there, what do I call it? Do I refuse to acknowledge that their hand grabbed the board?

After doing more internet searching, I guess it seems like there really is no established term for the grab in question. It also seems that the grab that I labelled "tailfish" also does not have a well-established, universally recognized name.

T_A 04-02-2013 6:43 PM

I've always called it a Lien grab, coming from skateboarding

hawkeye7708 04-06-2013 8:03 AM

Assuming left foot forward, back hand is nuclear and front hand, as was said above is a sloppy Melan, or if you turn your heel edge up, that would count as method.

will5150 05-22-2013 12:16 PM

I call it the "Only grab I can do with my front hand as I am too fat and unflexible to reach back between my legs" grab.

austin 05-23-2013 8:40 AM

Heh, maybe I'll just call it a "nolan." If tail + indy = tindy and tail + stalefish = tailfish then nose + melan = nolan.

countryguy1717 06-07-2013 8:24 AM


Originally Posted by skiboarder (Post 1814492)
if you grab there, your board will explode......i mean, if you grab there, the internet will explode.


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