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Old     (joshugan)      Join Date: Apr 2005       10-02-2007, 2:31 PM Reply   
I had my first ever wakeboard lesson today and it was awesome! After years of learning from videos, online, and magazines I still felt there were a lot of basics that I didn't have a good handle on. I was down at Century Marine getting a light for my boat and casually asked about lessons. They said they have two guys, Sam and Ben, that coach and a lesson runs $50. Seemed like a pretty good deal to me.

I met them at the lake today and I cannot believe how much I progressed. I rode two sets. I was especially working on TS as I'm a HS hero with a roll, 180s, and a sketchy raley. I'm about 1 in 4 for TS and even if I clear the wake I usually end up on my butt. By the time I was done I was doing grabbed TS W2W like it was nothing and working on a TS front flip! Ben and Sam were so good about telling me what I was doing wrong and how to correct it. I ended up getting way more board control on my HS jump as well. I also tried and hit my first double up! They were really good at seeing what I was capable of doing next and giving me the push and encouragement to go for it.

On top of that they were just way cool dudes and I learned a ton watching them. (although I doubt I'll ever be doing Toe 7s and nuclear glides. )

For $50 it was a STEAL! We also used Century's 220 and it was unreal. It took some getting used to such a bigger wake but then it was just so much fun. I think that's the biggest feeling getting coached left with me; FUN!

Anyway, if you're in Az, I wouldn't hesitate to give Century a call and schedule some lessons but in general, getting some real coaching was one of the best things that's ever happened to me in wakeboarding and I recommend it to anyone!
Old     (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-02-2007, 3:58 PM Reply   
sounds good josh, i was hoping to make it to ride the spot or for a clinic with dave briscoe this off season. i thought it would extend my season to having to take off a month and then ride and then a couple more months and then summer. as well as learning from a person that shows me what specific problems i'm doing, unlike in videos where its what most people do wrong.
Old     (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-03-2007, 6:50 AM Reply   
Thats awesome... There's only 2 or 3 other guys that ride on my lake, and nobody giving lessons. Its very hard to progress when you cant see youre next trick done in person. Ive been thinking about renting someone for a weekend to give us some lessons on our lake.


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