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Old     (naptownwake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-25-2009, 8:20 PM Reply   
It's my first season behind the new boat. I'm finding that I'm bailing on really basic straight airs, the same way each time. I pop off the wake, and feel like I'm floating sideways until eventually slam on my back.

I'm thinking maybe too much weight on my back foot? or not tall enough at the wake???

THanks in advance
Old     (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       05-26-2009, 8:07 AM Reply   
looks to me man, like you are leaning back too far over your back foot. You need to stay on top of your board. Normal ratio is 60% of weight on your back 40% on your front. The key thing I would tell you to focus on it staying on top of your board.
Old     (naptownwake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-26-2009, 9:12 AM Reply   
I just noticed, about at the 26 second mark of the vid, it kind of looks like I jerk the handle down and towards my trailing hip.

maybe that has something to do with it???
Old     (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       05-26-2009, 11:00 AM Reply   
weight 50-50 on both feet and edge progressively, looks like you let up a bit when you get to the foam. keep your edge going to the top of the wake.

there's no reason to be anything but 50-50 with your weight. you can put 90% of your weight on your front foot and you won't go under, assuming your speed is relatively normal (looks like it is). you'll have much better control at 50-50.

(Message edited by mbsteez on May 26, 2009)

(Message edited by mbsteez on May 26, 2009)
Old     (mbsteez)      Join Date: May 2005       05-26-2009, 11:03 AM Reply   
and with the handle, try to keep it on your lead hip for a straight air.
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-26-2009, 11:17 AM Reply   
How are your smaller jumps and cutting around? Can you slash the wake? Can you perform an Ollie and a 1 wake jump well? It almost looks like your charging too hard too quickly.
Old     (naptownwake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-26-2009, 11:33 AM Reply   

I can ollie, slash and do single wake jumps fairly well.

and as for charging hard, I kind of feel like I need to in order to clear the wake???
Old     (k9fxr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-28-2009, 6:47 PM Reply   
to clear the wake you only need a short progressive edge. The farther out you go the more likely you will come off edge and land short, then you start thinking you need more speed and start going farther out...viscous circle
Old     (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-28-2009, 7:17 PM Reply   
i put more weight on my front foot when going wake to wake. it seems to give me more pop and more distance with less effort
Old     (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-28-2009, 8:23 PM Reply   
here ya go jack.
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-29-2009, 7:42 AM Reply   
Jack what speed and rope length are you riding at?
Old     (wake_eater)      Join Date: May 2003       06-17-2009, 2:40 PM Reply   
jack...ur letting off of your edge about 6 feet from the wake, causing u to lose speed & case the wake. u want to hold ur edge until the last second. right at the top of the wake stand tall( like ur standing "at attention"). this should help u clear the wake. if u practice this u'll learn u dont need to cut out as far to clear the wake successfully. hope this helps! good luck!
Old     (guitsboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-18-2009, 12:40 PM Reply   
Good info already posted, heres my take.

- Youre putting too much pressure on the back foot. get it closer to 50/50

- You need to keep your edge a little better through the wake. Its ok to fly through the air in the same body position as when youre cutting.

- Stand tall better. Its a tough habit to break, but youre trying to jump with your legs, and youre not fully extended at the wake lip. Really lock those knees like a trampoline or a diving board.
Old     (gaget)      Join Date: Nov 2009       11-16-2009, 4:44 PM Reply   
make sure you stand tall at the lip of the wake and try to keep the handle towards your front hip. it looks like you are getting plenty of speed and you have a good edge so just stand tall keep the handle at your hip and let the board do the work
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       02-24-2010, 10:59 AM Reply   
you're close. progressive edge will set you free.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       03-02-2010, 2:40 PM Reply   
Couple things here.

First off you are riding way to back foot heavy, you weight for a wake 2 wake jump should be 50/50 font and back. Some tricks do require you stand on a certain foot, but for wake jumps a nice even footing is golded.

Secondly he you are really flattening out when you go into the wake. Remember the key to success on a wakeboard is a nice progressive cut on like 90% of tricks.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-03-2010, 6:28 AM Reply   
Everyone is saying exactly what I would:
Equal weight
handle ON your front hip
Old     (irishrider92)      Join Date: Jun 2009       03-18-2010, 4:18 PM Reply   
Dunno if its been mentioned so far, just read the 1st few comments but it looks like your main problem is looking down. You look down you go down. When you push off the wake make sure you keep the handle low and to your hips but more importantly look towards the horizon. I've seen it make such a diffrerence in so many people and its helped me get at least 4/5 tricks solid.
Old     (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-24-2010, 12:28 PM Reply   
Also in one of the jumps it looks like you're extending your legs before you reach the wake.
Old     (powercorps)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-01-2011, 9:16 AM Reply   
It's what your doing with the handle. Your takeoff and edge look good to me. Not textbook perfect but you at least know what you are supposed to do and you will get there as you keep practicing. On takeoff you have the handle right down by your lead hip where it is supposed to be and then mid air you freak out and either lift the handle up or let go with one hand. Hold you takeoff positioning with the handle by your lead hip/weener until you land.


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