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Old     (amateurgurl)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-13-2007, 10:00 AM Reply   
Hi, I'm a beginner here so I feel a bit embarassed! I've gone about 6 times an hour each. The past two times I have made NO progress and I feel like I can't improve no more. I am on the verge of giving up! Would like some advice concerning two things:
1) Heelside Jump
Sometimes if I'm fluky I can jump. But it's not high and it just feels like I'm skimming the wake. I'm not getting enough air, I can get distance because I think I have speed but that's it. I know what to do, toeside out, flatten board wait for string tension, then heelside in with elbows near torso and arms low and when I'm almost at the wake, push handle down and extend legs. I can never get it right though, perhaps it is timing. My coach says I'm not digging my heels deep enough when I'm going back into the wake heelside, but I feel like I don't have enough time! He said I only need to be about, 10 ft or so away from the wake, but I just can't seem to coordinate everything in such a short time to get that pop. He said I'm all speed, but not doing it right. I know what to do, but can't execute. Very frustrated.

2) Surface 180 and blind 180
I can do surface 180 and ride fakie, but have problems going back my usual foot forward which is weird! Also, starting to learn blind 180 and when my back is facing the boat I can never pass the handle to my other hand in time and end up with a faceplant!

I'm learning so slow.. and feels like I've hit a plateau in my progress *sighs*}


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