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Old     (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       09-07-2013, 6:56 PM Reply   
My buddy started trying these a few weeks ago and finally landed it today. It's like a hs backflip to revert. Any ideas?
Old     (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-07-2013, 7:04 PM Reply   
hs roll to revert. He let go with his lead hand before he even left the wake... I have no idea how he landed that. hahaha.
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-07-2013, 7:07 PM Reply   
Ditto HS roll to revert.
Old     (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       09-07-2013, 7:12 PM Reply   
Wouldn't a hs roll to revert include a backroll? He didn't backroll it was an actual backflip
Old     (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Layton, Utah       09-07-2013, 8:24 PM Reply   
It's a HS roll to revert, just a different axis on the rotation.
Old     (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       09-07-2013, 8:37 PM Reply   
I'm pretty sure dowdy does the same trick at 1:44 only grabs and does a double. Half cab roll?

I have a problem calling it a roll to revert because that would be a heel side backroll (which is a front flip) with a frontside 180. He is clearly doing a backflip by letting go with his front hand just like dowdy does on his double at 1:44
Old     (tripsw)      Join Date: May 2006       09-07-2013, 8:41 PM Reply   
He doesn't edge the 2nd half of his way in towards the wake so that throws the rotation a bit different. R2R though.
Old     (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-07-2013, 10:12 PM Reply   
It's a backroll to revert, the 180 was just early so it looks like a 180 to switch tantrum. A lot of pros do this early 180 style on their backmobes (ex. Erik Ruck, Rusty Malinoski)

Just because he does a backflip doesn't mean it's not a backroll. often times people let go of their back hand doing backrolls and do a front flip motion against their direction of travel and it's still a backroll. If you want to see a pro do this exact trick then watch 2:29 of Steel Lafferty's new video. It's actually the banger for the video.
Old     (VinnyA)      Join Date: Aug 2011       09-07-2013, 11:45 PM Reply   
PS "half cab roll" is slang for a switch backroll to revert. Dowdy hits the wake switch when he does that double backroll and then lands normal foot forward.
Anything where you take off switch and land regular can be called "cab" and it technically doesn't exist in wakeboarding because you can't do a fakie ollie on a wakeboard but it comes from skateboarding and people still use it in terminology when talking about tricks.
Old     (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-08-2013, 6:00 AM Reply   
He's doing what is essentially the rotation for a switch toeside backroll by letting his lead hand go and doing the 180 off the wake. but he leaves heelside, does a backroll and lands switch. Roll to revert.
Old     (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       09-08-2013, 6:39 AM Reply   
Ight. Thanks guys
Old     (jperkinsttu)      Join Date: Mar 2008       09-09-2013, 7:58 AM Reply   
Looks like he started early on his 180 like people do on kickers at the cable. Happens all the time but seems tricky to do off a wake.


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