Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Trick Tips

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-J48yRS-4M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7SGnZBGBK0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoHaby16FY8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A38Gg2WoIqA
Old    Dustin Collman (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    alan plotz (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.

http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/1/374873.html?1159669804
Old    will colston (dekay)      Join Date: Sep 2006       11-23-2006, 7:37 PM Reply   
Okay.
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 (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.

http://www.thewakeboardcoach.com/newsite/

Check out his website for more tips...
Old    WakesetterLSV (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

Reply
Share 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 5:29 PM.

Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
Wake World Home

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us