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Old    Jacques (weekend_wakeboarder)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-22-2006, 7:01 PM Reply   
hi, all i want is to get alot of air so i can progress, but all that i try i cannot get more than 3 feet, what is the proper technique to get more height without the board slipping out from under you on landing?....becouse i think i reached 4 feet, but no1 saw and the board slipped from under me.....any help on my problem is appreciated!
thanks in advance
Old    Dave Penner (lildave)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-24-2006, 1:13 PM Reply   
I'm still a beginner but from the sounds of it if the board is slipping out from under you on landing you might not be on edge when you land..
I have also heard ppl say that the way you take off is the way you will land so maybe you arent edging hard enough before you hit the wake so that is why you arent getting enough air..

but like I said.. I'm a beginner and could be totally wrong
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-24-2006, 7:32 PM Reply   
dont let up on your edge until you get as close as possible to the wake, this will create your pop...
Old    Brian Dill (brian_9892)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-20-2007, 2:21 PM Reply   
like the other people said, dont let up on your edge, but also think about getting good pop and pushing off the wake and standing tall (if your jumping heelside)
Old    Garret Schmidt (garret_s)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-21-2007, 7:47 AM Reply   
"becouse i think i reached 4 feet, but no1 saw and the board slipped from under me."

lol...funniest post I've seen in a while
Old    Tony (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-21-2007, 8:14 AM Reply   
Slowly increase your edge / line tension until it feels like youre gonna scrape your shoulder blades in the water right before you hit the wake. Extend your legs out and boot into orbit.
Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-08-2007, 8:00 PM Reply   
when you land keep edging like you were before you took of it will help make the landing softer and easier
Old    dj (rivrrunr)      Join Date: Feb 2005       07-09-2007, 7:59 PM Reply   
"pop" is confusing untill you feel it. if you know how to ollie, try that right up the wake and make sure youre on edge when you do.kick your back foot down off the top of the wake and it will "pop" you up higher. be sure to stand tall at the top of the wake.
Old    adam ogrady (lkysmurf)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-08-2007, 9:12 AM Reply   
hey guys i need some tips on landing. i skated for about 6 years and just stopped due to ankle problems. my girlfriend just got me into this this season and i cant get enough of it. i can get a little bit of air but not enough to clear the wake. and when im in the air my board just nose dives or wacks out on me. how can i land with out face planting?
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Old    Robert Hixson (hixsonaz)      Join Date: May 2007       08-13-2007, 4:09 PM Reply   
adam,
the rope handle is the key, it is the way to adjust if your takeoff is not perfect. Usually lower handle position like belly button height will keep you from getting your top half pulled fwd.

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