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Old    Geoff Hatfield (ridealready)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-23-2006, 6:58 PM Reply   
Hey All-

Seriously over rotating my back roll's. Any suggestions. Am I taking too long of a cut? Handle position? Please Help!!
Old    cwbabsolute1080            05-23-2006, 11:30 PM Reply   
dont take a real wide cut out on ur toes... maybe only 10 feet away from the wake.... then progressivley come in,hodl ur edge and think about waiting a lil bit then rotatin and u will be fine
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       05-23-2006, 11:41 PM Reply   
The handle is how you control your rotation. Concentrate on keeping it in with both hands on it throughout the whole flip. Think about digging both elbows right into your sides. If you edge up the wake and let the handle out, the rope goes slack and you lose your control. If you keep the rope in tight you'll learn how to speed up, and slow down your rotation.
Old    murrayair            05-24-2006, 8:52 PM Reply   
Ditto what William and Thane said. Also use the line tension to let the wake initiate your flip for you, don't try to throw your body weight around to do the flip.
Old    Boardingitup.com (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-24-2006, 9:24 PM Reply   
Don't start the spin to early. Wait until you start to leave the wake. If you lean back too early you will over rotate. Make sure it is a progressive cut also.
Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       05-25-2006, 8:27 AM Reply   
when you tuck your knees you rotate faster so tuck them when u jump and let them out when you spot your landing that will help you control your rotation.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-25-2006, 8:50 AM Reply   
over rotating by landing on your butt or by landing on your side?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-25-2006, 9:13 AM Reply   
Wakeitup probably identified your problem. Are you getting big height?
Old    Jeff Bridges (jbjboc)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-25-2006, 12:08 PM Reply   
Less cut
Let go with the rear hand
helped me
Old    Ryan Bedford (annq42)      Join Date: Mar 2006       05-25-2006, 1:14 PM Reply   
If you are over rotating it could be from a couple different things. First, on your attempts, how are you approaching, are you edging hard and fast? Second are you getting very high? If you are doing low and fast spins, then you need to calm down on your approach, you can do this a couple ways: First you can take a long easy cut and just have a long approach having a very slow progressive edge. Allow your board to follow up the wake and relax in mid air keeping your handle close to your hip. Try to blink either right when you leave the wake OR at the apex of the rotation. This way your eyes are OPEN on your decent. Believe it or not, keeping your eyes open is prolly the 2nd most important thing in this trick.
The second way you can attempt to fix this trick is to go out about 10 feet from the wake (about where the side spray is), then take a good progressive cut towards the wake. Again allow the board to follow the wake all the way up, relax in mid air, and keep your eyes open.

Believe it or not, if your approach is fine, then you should think about your body position in mid air. I say relax in mid air, because most often then not, you are so tense from trying a invert that you go ridged in the air, not allowing your body's muscle memory from a regular wake to wake landing to take over. If your board is hitting the water and it just keeps on rotating and you slip out, then you need to relax a bit. This trick you dont have to force anything, it is a simple fluid motion all the way up and down. There is no 'hucking'.

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