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Old    hannah (cwbx993)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-10-2007, 7:12 PM Reply   
hey i am very new to this sport and i cant get any air. i can edge and stand tall at the wake, keep the handle at my waist, ive watched the book and 2 other instuctionals and every time i try i fall on my face
any advice im kinda desperate here=]
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-10-2007, 7:14 PM Reply   
well if you can, post a video of you attempting and it would be a lot easier to point out the problem.

How are you falling? Over your toes? Slipping out?
Old    Justin (jusstty)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-11-2007, 7:37 AM Reply   
Is the rope pulling your forward?
Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-11-2007, 4:56 PM Reply   
i am also new to the sport and don't know how to get big air? i don't know if it is b/c of the boat, rope length, or speed? Any help would be nice. :-)
Old    hannah (cwbx993)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-11-2007, 6:53 PM Reply   
im usually faceplanting
Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-11-2007, 9:38 PM Reply   
body position is extremely important, make sure your hips are in front of your shoulders. this will keep you fromt getting pulled over your toes
Old    Michael Mueller (sacmule)      Join Date: May 2007       06-12-2007, 12:40 PM Reply   
If I had to guess, I would say you are flattening out at the wake. You may be turn too quickly toward the wake and getting pulled off your edge at the wake and do not even realize it. Try slowing your initial cut to the wake, keep the rope low (belly button or so), maintain a gradual edge to and through the wake. DO NOT JUMP for the board, simply keep you legs rigid or think of standing of the wake, but DO NOT JUMP. The rope tension you build and the wake (no matter the size) will do the rest. Also keep both hands on the handle. The gradual edge to the wake will help you maintain good body position and keep you from being pulled off edge. Build your edge as you become more comfortable. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
Old    hannah (cwbx993)      Join Date: Feb 2007       06-12-2007, 7:22 PM Reply   
ok thanks guys!
i will be going out on thursday so i will let you know what happens
hopefully it will be good=]

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