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Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-12-2010, 3:48 PM Reply   
Hi i cant seem to land a mexican roll. Any tips? Here's the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee8dRcuJfMo Sorry for the video quality it got ruined when transfered to youtube.

Thanks Jack
Old     (kruiserkat)      Join Date: May 2010       05-12-2010, 4:07 PM Reply   
I'm no expert, but I can tell you that was the first roll I landed. Looks like you just about have it. My trick is basically ride into the wake like you are. I like to get more speed up, helps to get more height. When you get to the wake don't jump, roll your head across your body and over your left shoulder like you are looking behind you and ride through the wake don't absorbe it with your legs. Your body will follow your head movement. Keep your hands at your waist or mid section, helps with your balance on landing. When you come arround spot your landing and make any adjustments to do so. Keep trying, looks like you will be landing it soon.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-12-2010, 5:37 PM Reply   
you want to stand tall push hips forward and push chest up like you're jumping on a trampoline.like cade said the way you move your head and look will set your rotation.concentrate on the edge thru the wake . that will give you more height.
Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-13-2010, 6:09 PM Reply   
Thanks for the tips. Also im riding at 65 ft and 20 mph is that to short of a rope?
Old     (adambarry)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-13-2010, 11:09 PM Reply   
I learned them at that same length. I had the same problem but I started to go more toward an actual backroll and that was much more comfortable to me. It's all in the timing and how much you pop off the wake. Try and get as much height as you can.
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-14-2010, 10:52 AM Reply   
You are throwing the trick WAY to early. Edge progressively all the way through the top of the wake and extend those knees before you start the rotation. You really need to focus on waiting for the pop.... I've done the same thing with my reg. backrolls and this solves the issue everytime. This will also help big time with the pop/height problems.

Do what you want as far as rope speed but in my opinion anything less than 70 at 22mph doesn't make much sense... Maybe thats just me.
Old     (adambarry)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-15-2010, 2:05 PM Reply   
hahah it makes sense to someone when their wake rolls at 65'... I added ballast, fixed that problem hahah
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-18-2010, 12:06 PM Reply   
Your cut does not look progressive enough. IMHO drop the rope to 70ft, take a much more progressive cut (putting a lot of stank on the end of the cut for good pop) and like Luker says...stand tall extending those knees and take the rotation UP rather than around.
Old     (izzyg)      Join Date: Dec 2009       06-03-2010, 9:31 PM Reply   
Dude the biggest mistake I see is that you are throwing the trick off of the wake, losing all your pop. First take the trick UP, then over. The line tension is what will flip you, not the wake.


65 is fine . . . even 60 at 22 will work well to learn them. Just make sure you take a progressive approach to the wake and wait for the pop.
Old    PapaBProductions            07-13-2010, 3:12 PM Reply   
It took me at least 20 crashes until I landed a Mexican Roll. check it out: Mexican Roll Crashes

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