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Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-29-2009, 4:10 PM Reply   
I tried it a couple times and keep landing on my back / butt. Any tips ?


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Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-30-2009, 3:34 PM Reply   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q51j4mCnyFU
Old    flyhigh (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       06-01-2009, 6:29 AM Reply   
Hey man, looks like you are doing what 99% of folks do when learning this trick. Just opening up too early. I know it feels weird but you just have to stay tucked longer. A couple tips I would say to help would be to take a little more aggressive approach into the wake. Also try to think about trying to over rotate the trick. Another thing to try is to think about going for a indy grab on this. Even if you dont get the grab, it will help you to tuck a little longer and come up right. Hope that helps, good luck with it man.
Old    Tim (tcmercil)      Join Date: May 2006       06-02-2009, 11:34 AM Reply   
you flatten out right before you start to get to the wash.... keep the edge up through the wake and trip it at the end.... you are loosing 80% of your speed before you even try to trip it....

Think of it as running full blast and you happen to trip your toes on a curb, use the speed and the momentum to get you around....

The good thing - is you are close, next just drop that front hand and land to the scarecrow - - super easy once you get this dialed in...
Old    Tim (tcmercil)      Join Date: May 2006       06-02-2009, 12:05 PM Reply   
Looking at it again - look at your edge from when you start (you can see the spray from your board) - your body position is at an angle - - then you get 10 feet before the wake, you hardly see any spray - and your body position is definitely different than how it was when you started??- (edge?) it's gone.... so you've lost everything and at that point and no matter if you grab, or try to over rotate, you won't land - you need to keep the edge up and trip at the end of it - - then you won't have a problem.
Old    Brian Davidson (briand)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-03-2009, 9:37 PM Reply   
I agree with Tim. I just learned these earlier this year and I used to do the same thing. Try to wait longer before you flatten off your edge.

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