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Old                09-24-2006, 11:35 PM Reply   
k, first let me start off with 3 years back, I almost drowned while riding a friends wakeboard on my first time out. It's taken me a good amount of grapes to get out and try to conquer my fear of hitting the water again like that and I'm getting fairly good and it.

I started trying to jump W2W my last trip out and couldn't do it. Came home and read up on here. I need progressive edge all the way to the wake, and to stand tall at the top. I'm really working on a progressive edge.. and I know I'm not getting it right since I'm losing line tension halfway to the wake almost every time. The 2 times I did have line pressure all the way to the wake, I also noticed alot more spray and I cleared the wake nicely.

I just can't seem to be consistant, and as the day progressed, I got tired and was not even coming close.

heres some vids of me today, trying again to clear the wake.. and I come close. What can I do to get that last 1foot of distance, more edge? Am I not standing up hard enough off the wake?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, and if anything you can get a good chuckle at my video attempts.
Old     (howakeboartder)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-25-2006, 12:18 AM Reply   
Just a questions for you. Not sure if it matters but here:

Can you "Ollie"?

I noticed a friend of mine who was having the same trouble. He was "standing tall" at the top of the wake but it wasn't popping him up. He learned to "pop" by "olliing" so he now pops/ollies at the top of the wake instead of "standing tall"

I'd say give it a try, but like I said in the beginning not sure if it matters. Sorry if it doesn't help.
Old     (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-25-2006, 9:07 AM Reply   
your bent over at the waist, keep your back straight and lean against the rope.
Old                09-30-2006, 8:31 PM Reply   
finally getting a good edge in by leaning back.. got me over the wake all day today and by the end of the day I was even catch about 2ft of air above the crest on each W2W.

thanks for the input guys.. and heres videos on this thread of my days work.
Old     (dekay)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-23-2006, 7:37 PM Reply   
1. Keep your chest tall and handle in.
2. Try to turn your board more into a 90 degree angle at the wake, it will help you a lot.
3. Your absorbing (bending your knees) at the top of the wake, so do the opposite, when you get to the top of the wake extend your legs and PUSH!
Old     (byrd)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-27-2006, 12:34 PM Reply   
Here is some info from Dave Briscoe's site. This is one of the easiest ways I was able to understand. I hope it works for you as well.

Check out his website for more tips...
Old     (closedtoe)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-02-2007, 10:27 PM Reply   
I think u should get some fatsacks. I dont know if it would help u go w2w but if i were u i would give it a try.More height=more distance too


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