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Old    lachrimae            08-06-2004, 11:31 AM Reply   
Alright, I'm not advanced and have just been working on w2w jumps with grabs and 180s (not landing them yet) but I've had several face plants and 2 VERY painfully bad wrecks within the past week which are starting to hurt my confidence. I think the problem when landing is that, when the back of my board hits the top of the 2nd wake, the front of my board gets pushed straight down into the trough on the outside of the wake. The front tip then digs in and I get flinged like a mouse trap.
I know that I could probably shorten the rope so that I am sure to clear the wake completely but I would rather be able to put the back of my board on the edge of the 2nd wake so that I can ride down it like a ramp to lower the impact of the landing.
I was previously making sure to keep the front of my board MUCH higher than the back so that I'd land in a wheelie position but I wasn't getting as much pop when I took off that way so I leveled it out a bit (hence, the beginning of my nose dives).

Thoughts?

I've actually been dizzy for the past few days since the last wreck and my left ear drum feels funny so I'm beaten up like a wife in a redneck family...
Old    crowe            08-06-2004, 11:45 AM Reply   
Put a little more weight on your back foot. The water will give and allow the board to "sink" a bit. Just keep the nose above water.

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Old    dbogart            08-06-2004, 2:30 PM Reply   
your probably dizzy from a ear infection...next time out rinse out those ears out with some rubbing alcolhol diluted in H2O.
Old    dbogart            08-06-2004, 3:16 PM Reply   
on 2nd thought it could just be a little water in your ear too...dont get to alarmed over the "infection" word...
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-06-2004, 3:28 PM Reply   
Progressive edge all the way up and through the top of wake. Keep the handle in low at your waist. Stand tall at the top of the wake. If you don't clear... take a harder progressive cut.

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