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Old    us we are (waterfam)      Join Date: May 2007       05-22-2007, 8:51 PM Reply   
My son's riding is so past being ready for a backroll. He wants it so bad, but when he's out there he just can't make himself try it. He is getting REALLY frustrated. Any ideas? Thanks.
Old    Tim Latchford (timmylikewake)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-22-2007, 9:10 PM Reply   
trampoline practice, air rolls in the flats, that stuff should get him past the fear
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-23-2007, 5:40 AM Reply   
Do you ride with people who can do backrolls? Seeing others do a smooth backroll can build confidence, and their knowledge can help him get over that 'what do I do next' hump.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-23-2007, 6:15 PM Reply   
When i cant get up the confidence to do a trick, i get alot of people into the boat and make the peer pressure me into it haha
Old    Michael Mueller (sacmule)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 3:24 AM Reply   
I agree with trying the air rolls in the flats. Working on air rolls will really help him understand loading the line and building a good edge. Great suggestion Tim. A couple of good looking girls cheering him on could also provide some additional courage. He could also try a Tantrum, this trick is very easy to duplicate on a trampoline, however it requires more speed into the wake than a backroll. I wish your son the best of luck.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-24-2007, 11:03 AM Reply   
I dont know about you guys, but i tke a keith lyman edge into my backrolls...

but i really haul into every trick i do, it might be a me thing haha.

now that i think about it, i take a raley aproach to most of my tricks dont listen to me
Old    Justin (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-24-2007, 11:04 AM Reply   
Trampoline practice!
Old    us we are (waterfam)      Join Date: May 2007       05-25-2007, 3:45 PM Reply   
ok thanks to everyone!!! next question... how do i explain how to do an airroll in the flats?
Old    Ron (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       05-25-2007, 3:51 PM Reply   
What is an air roll in the flats?
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       05-26-2007, 7:46 AM Reply   
Here is one explanation, although not the standard approach to an air roll.

http://www.wakeboard.com.sg/index.php?showtopic=137
Old    us we are (waterfam)      Join Date: May 2007       05-27-2007, 6:46 PM Reply   
it looks harder with out a wake, but i'll try to get him to try it!
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-29-2007, 3:50 PM Reply   
Is an air trick really that difficult tho? It looks really hard but when i get out on the water, it seems pretty do- able to me. Air tricks do look really cool too

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