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Old     (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-26-2008, 1:45 PM Reply   
So I got a lesson a couple days ago and one of the biggest thing I was told i need to work on is not riding so tight.

I can tell that I do, I'm just not sure how not too. It's making me struggle on some progression. I want to get more grabs and pokes but I'm so freaking tight I don't ever wanna let go of the handle or shift my position around at all when I'm in the air. So I mostly end up doing just straight big airs both ways.

Any advice? Thanks.
Old     (spinner_x)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-26-2008, 1:58 PM Reply   
I have the same problem. My pop suffers because i rid stiff.
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       06-26-2008, 2:06 PM Reply   
Ride the cable, you can play around so much without catching an edge and really start to loosen up that way.
Old     (spinner_x)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-26-2008, 2:07 PM Reply   
If only there was a cable park in Michigan. :-(
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-26-2008, 2:08 PM Reply   
Stretch out, maybe have a drink or two before you ride?
Old     (pete_moss)      Join Date: Sep 2007       06-26-2008, 4:48 PM Reply   
I second that. Get plowed and then ride. You'll be so loose you won't even care. Maybe you'll end up with a couple of broken ribs like I did.
Old     (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-26-2008, 5:16 PM Reply   
I thought that riding stiff was just an old guy thing

music works for me (as best it can) does my helmet of's that false sense of security.....

oh, and I hate to beat a dead horse, but P90X with the yoga, ab and especially the plyo exercises really has helped me alot

I improve every week now, whereas last year I struggled

(Message edited by ord27 on June 26, 2008)
Old     (proho)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2008, 6:26 PM Reply   
start snowboarding and skateboarding. get comfortable on the board. get good at slayshes, and fs/bs lipslides on the wake. being confident and comfortable on your board will lead to stylish relaxed riding.
Old     (whitie)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-26-2008, 6:42 PM Reply   
^^^what he said^^^
The bigger you go the harder it is to grab,spin,or progress from the point that you are at.

Slash,sprays,lip slides.....
Old     (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       06-26-2008, 10:57 PM Reply   
don't forget carves, and pressed butterslides boys !

nothing is funner than when the boat does a sharp left for me last sunday i got parallel to the point where the handle dragged in the water
Old     (skatehawk11)      Join Date: May 2008       06-27-2008, 10:22 AM Reply   
wakeskate without fins for one whole day. You will feel sooooo squirrly and stiff on that thing that when you get back on a wakeboard the next day, you'll feel like a champ!


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