I've spent a lot of time reading on these forums but now I finally have my own account and this is my first thread.
I'm from Germany and I go wakeboarding behind a Ski Nautique 2001 on the choppy river 'Rhine'.
I started wakeboarding a few years ago and I'm currently working on the backroll.
Two years ago I caught a really bad edge on a backroll and had a pretty bad concussion with memory loss
and two weeks of dizziness. Since then I've been pretty scared of taking a big approach to the wake as you will
notice in the videos.
Out of 50+ attempts this year and last year I've only landed 4 of them.
My favorite scenarios when not landing the trick are:
1. I slide out on my back foot.
2. I can't hold on to the bar because it jerks too hard on the landing.
3. The nose of the board goes under water when I land.
I attached two of my successful attempts as a video.
The first one is a pretty awful backroll from last year on which I come off my edge
before the wake and slide out on my back foot during the landing.
The second jump was filmed last week.
I'm not happy with the little pop I'm getting and the fact that my landing is anything but safe.
I hope you guys can give me some advice and tell me what I'm doing wrong.
Here's the video:
Last edited by Carsten; 08-15-2012 at 4:14 PM.