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Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       08-27-2002, 7:46 PM Reply   
I have yet to land the backroll.... I recently recieved instruction from Ben Greenwood and he was unable to help me break my habits when trying the roll. Basically I am doing it all right but I may throw it too hard, or pull the handle incorrectly or something..... when I land, and now that I look at some of the past video I see, I am always doing like a 90 degree rotation on the roll, how can I prevent this, I have tried letting go with my back hand, attempting to spot the water and the boat and square up my shoulders, but I still have not gotten it. What should I do differently at the wake? I am thinking I am approaching it wrong? pushing, pulling too hard? I always start a 180 rotation and fall backwards upon landing
Old    Brennan (afrodeziak)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-16-2002, 2:04 PM Reply   
maybe turning your head over your shoulder too much and its causing you to spin that 180
Old                09-17-2002, 1:49 PM Reply   
Trying a backflip on a trampoline might help you too.
Old    Jason G (jason_ssr)      Join Date: Apr 2001       09-18-2002, 11:15 AM Reply   
Actually, all you need to do is pull the handle to your lead hip in the roll. Dont pull it into your stomach. Keep your head in it, just over exagerate the pull to your lead hip. Once you land a few and you body understands the positioning, you wont have to pull it in so hard.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       10-09-2002, 6:12 AM Reply   
Chris, trying a backflip on a trampoline is practicing a tantrum, and does nothing to help with a backroll. A backroll can NOT be done on a trampoline...period!

Duane, see this thread...I gave some tips on a backroll.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3184/36843.html?1034168809
Old                10-09-2002, 7:46 PM Reply   
I do the exact same thing, I can never get this trick EVERY time! I have been doing it all summer and i land 1/2. Just stick with it. I have a pic of my messed up style
Old                10-09-2002, 8:02 PM Reply   

Lets try this again

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