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Old     (Cisco)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-25-2010, 5:22 PM Reply   
Lots of people rip in their 40s, but I've never seen anyone in their 60s doing inverts on a wakeboard, which can be pretty hard on the knees and back. Even if I stay in good shape, can anyone recommend an age that I should stop flipping?
Old     (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       05-25-2010, 5:49 PM Reply   
Your body will let you know, providing you listen to it, lol. At 32 I wouldnt worry about it for a while.
Old     (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-25-2010, 7:25 PM Reply   

friggn' duck
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-25-2010, 7:38 PM Reply   
if you are already flipping remember banana george was 67 and still doing dock starts barefooting.i'd say that might be a little rough on the body too.once you learn it as long as your body holds up you will be fine.
Old     (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-25-2010, 7:50 PM Reply   
I'm also 32 and what I've learnt is to take a progressive approach to your season. Start off slow and build strength and flexibility. Get good at the things you know you can do safely and get better at them. Poke 'em out, shifties... Once your water skills feel in tune and that you can take a good crash and it feels like you are breaking the water and not the opposite (lol), start going upside down.
The easiest/safest reverts are the TS backroll and then the HS backroll.
Old    kaligirl            05-25-2010, 7:57 PM Reply   
Ummm....when your doctor or your wife tells you stop
Old     (bcail)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-26-2010, 1:56 PM Reply   
Friend of mine learned a scarecrow last year at the young age of 54.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-26-2010, 4:58 PM Reply   
I'm 54. I'll let you know when I stop.
Old     (ottog1979)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-26-2010, 5:22 PM Reply   
^^ ! Nice John!

I haven't started the inverts yet, but I promise I will (49).
Old     (jason95gt)      Join Date: May 2006       05-26-2010, 7:18 PM Reply   
Very good friend of mine that got me doing inverts 5 years ago (now 30) is in his mid 40's and has a hand full of inverts and crazy trick ski esque spins. Not to mention he is also 6'5''.
Old     (eccpaint)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-26-2010, 10:34 PM Reply   
I will be 49 this year and a few solid inverts. I feel that LEARNING an invert at 60 may be rough on your body. But if you have been doing them consistantly for several years, no big deal.
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       05-27-2010, 7:12 AM Reply   
I like it- a codgers post!! I am 43- 44 in July and landing rolls and trying a tantrum again- did them 5 years ago and broke my ankle but what the heck- I am trying again. Check out my profile pick- I threw a huge roll!!


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