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Old    massey2718            08-15-2005, 8:24 AM Reply   
Hey, I was thinking about trying a backflip my next time out, but do not have a tower. I have been told by some people not to even attempt it without a tower, and some say go for it. Is it worth trying it without one, even if I get good air without one?
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-15-2005, 8:28 AM Reply   
You can do anything without a tower... don't wait until you get one to start your progression. I landed a few tantrums yesterday without a tower and my first invert (backroll) was behind an outboard without a tower.
Old    Mike O'Callaghan (greenpinky)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-15-2005, 8:59 AM Reply   
By a backflip, I think you mean a tantrum. For sure, go ahead and try one. It's not a difficult trick, and you really don't need that much air to get the board under you. Plus, it's not a trick where you're really going to eat you don't stick it, so just throw it.

It might help to put a little extra weight in the boat, and make sure you throw it late, or else you'll get tripped in the trough (flip too fast with little or no air).
Old    massey2718            08-15-2005, 10:17 AM Reply   
Should I slow the boat down to learn that, or keep it regular speed?
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-15-2005, 10:34 AM Reply   
keep the speed normal -- you need the wake to be firm. going slower usually means washed out wake, no trip.

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