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Old    hyperlitenerd (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-11-2007, 12:24 AM Reply   
So I had ts w2w for a season, but it fell apart mid last season, I have been struggling to get it back. I can do a bat out of hell cut and skip across, but it is a nice poping w2w. I've gotten to where I have shortened the rope to get a narrower wake so I wont have to cut as hard. So I either land on my heels and slip slide around and some times make it out. Or I hit the wake, and it feels like I am getting tripped, and have to pull the board back under me. 2 pics below.... Any pointers would be greatly apreciated.
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Old     (midwesty)      Join Date: Aug 2003       02-11-2007, 12:32 AM Reply   
lean against the rope son
Old    Tim Latchford (timmylikewake)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-11-2007, 4:44 PM Reply   
Tall body position. Progressive edge through the wake.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-12-2007, 11:51 AM Reply   
The handle should be touching your hips or very close to them. The closer the handle the more control youll have. Try putting all that weight on your back foot and lean down the line instead of in towards the wake.
Old    Byrd (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       02-12-2007, 1:44 PM Reply   
and dont bend those legs or at the waist. your knees and waist are taking all the pop out of it.
Old    Patrick Conroy (wakeboarder2687)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-12-2007, 4:53 PM Reply   
I like to think about making my front foot go off the wake first. I find it's too easy to kind of square off and just lean towards the wake. That on top of everything else everyone has said.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-14-2007, 10:24 AM Reply   
Good point patrick, I havent heard that expression before, which also makes me think of another one: Really roll that lead shoulder away from the boat down the line. As you approach the wake the OUTSIDE of your shoulder should be leading, not the inside of your shoulder (or your chest).
Old    hyperlitenerd (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-17-2007, 8:54 PM Reply   
OK we went out today and it was loevly, but there were 20 boats or so out (wtf)

I got 2 good ts w2ws in. I really over did the handle to my hips, felt like the small of my back, and I tried my best to keep it there in the air. That helped out alot! Both of them were very smooth. I still need to edge away when I land, but I can work on that next time.
Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       02-17-2007, 10:18 PM Reply   
Hype, staying on your toes the entire time through the wake will help with landing in a ts edging position.
Old    Tracy Ferguson (fergie23)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-06-2007, 10:19 PM Reply   
I'm having a similiar issue and these tips look great. One question, do you need to keep 2 hands on the handle thru the jump? In all of my pictures, I end up releasing my back hand and my board is facing toward the boat instead of across the wakes.
Old    Travis H (shazalusose)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-07-2007, 2:14 PM Reply   
I never keep both hand on the rope, but then again it is kind of hard to do grabs with the rope in your hand.
Old    Michael Mueller (sacmule)      Join Date: May 2007       06-18-2007, 7:25 PM Reply   
You should be able to jump the wake both single and double handed on the handle. Many folks start TS edging and jumps single handed. This is fine but once you feel comfy with the toeside edge and the wake I would recommend getting right to the two handed approaches and then jumps. You need to be able to jump W2W two handed and then work in the grabs and style. In any case, ALWAYS leave the wake with both hand on the handle, once clear of the wake do as you please. Two hands off the wake establishes good habits and consistency with rope tension and "pop" off the wake.

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