Originally Posted by westsidarider
Once you get above the level of your basic inverts falls can go either way. It's best to learn how to fall so that you minimize injury. Feeling comfortable in the air and being able to tuck and or roll or let yourself go limp is crucial. Air awareness is everything. If you can visualize in your head what it will be like when doing a trick, then your ready to start trying
There's a Wakeboarding Truth for you, well said Jason. When you try to get the the next level of riding its honestly kinda a crap shoot. Like Jason said, falls can go either way. I think this is because once you've mastered a lot fo the more basic inverts and spins, you've learned to anticipate landing. If you anticipate falling you'll fall. I approach every single new thing I try as if I am going to land first try. Either I land, or I don't. If I don't land usually I am amazed that I didnt get broke off. But ont he flipside, because I alway anticipate landing sometimes I get scorpioned.
At anyrate, what you really need to do is figure out the rotation in the air of a whirly. The best advice I ever got (Thanks Zane) went something like this "Dude, your going to kill yourself. It's not worth it to trouble shoot this behind the boat, learn it on the trample first, your neck and back will thank you." So take this one to the tramp, learn the rotation, there then take it to the water.