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Old    Nate Gervenak (gervy)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-22-2008, 7:36 PM Reply   
Hey guys i need some help with my 3's. At the first part of the year i was landing threes consistantly but now i can't land them. I keep catching the front of my board after i make a full rotation. It hurts to land like this i just rode and my ribs kill
Old    Garret Schmidt (garret_s)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-23-2008, 1:53 AM Reply   
Although its really hard to say, check these 3 things:

Pop: When you pop, make sure that the rope is close to your hips, and you have BOTH hands on it.

Pull: After leaving the wake, pull the rope with both hands to your back hip, make sure you don't let one off too soon!

Pass: When you pass the handle, keep it as tight to your lower back as possible. This will help you keep handle control. My best guess is that this is what you are screwing up if you are nosing it...a handle pass with extended arms is a surefire way to add a ton of tension to the trick, and pitch the board for a bad nose landing.

Good luck, and post some video/pictures if you need more help!
Old    Nate Gervenak (gervy)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-23-2008, 10:24 AM Reply   
alright thank you i am about to go out and try a few
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       06-23-2008, 1:52 PM Reply   
Also make sure you spin towards the boat, not across the wake. This thought might help with keeping the handle in tight to your hips
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-23-2008, 1:54 PM Reply   
come in slightly seated, so you can pop up. not edging hard, just in position to pop UP.

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