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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-13-2008, 11:07 PM Reply   
Whenever I spin I pass the handle under my butt...it works fine for 3's and ts 5's...but heelfives i can barely sneak around and anything more than that seems like this style of handle pass will make hard... and tips to break the habit?
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Old    Paul (gherk)      Join Date: Aug 2001       02-13-2008, 11:36 PM Reply   
I say roll with it. Go watch some video of Necrason pass it under his butt.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-13-2008, 11:38 PM Reply   
Grab an old handle and stick something heavy at the end of the 5 ft rope. Go out into your yard or a field where there is PLENTY of room and start passing that handle. Get the handle moving quick! like the rope should be parallel with the ground type fast. Then adjust your style of passing and build in the habit.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       02-14-2008, 7:13 AM Reply   
I had that habit, I feel your pain. Itís a good way to pass the handle spinning heel and toe blind but it does hinder you in frontside spinning.

DO what Matt said. There is an old Kyle Schmidt article in WBM where he says take an old handle attach a gallon milk jug full of sand to a bungee cord then to the handle. Practice passing as Matt describes, what's nice about this is once you have the milk jug rotating around you, you can start turning your body in the opposite direction to make the rotation even faster. It will help build the correct muscle memory.

I donít really agree with Paul, yes Necrason does it but usually when he is spinning backside, think about how much trouble you say you are having getting a 5 around, you will never be able to get a 7 or 9 around like that.

Also, for me it was a two part problem, 1 I was passing low, and 2 I was dropping my back shoulder when I started to spin, so I had to pass low to stay on axis. Look at some video of yourself riding if you are dropping your back shoulder that is a major part of the problem.

Good luck hope this helps.

Check out this video, Colin puts on a spinning clinic at the end of the video, look at his shoulders on his flat spins they are totally square. There is a good example around 1:20 minutes in of him doing flat 7s off the dub. Also I do a toeside 5 switch ts 5 combo at 1:55 that is a good example as well.

http://videos.wakeboardingmag.com/members/viewVideo.php?video_id=705&title=2_days_this_summe r_in_Minnesota
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-14-2008, 7:30 AM Reply   
the weather is looking good for the next 3/4 days so hopefully i can get out and do nothing but spinning, the right way...
thanks guys
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       02-14-2008, 7:40 AM Reply   
I think passing the handle under your butt actually looks better, kinda gives it more style, esp on backside spins.

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