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Old    Derek (ds3)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-14-2008, 7:14 PM Reply   
So today is the day I decide to try for the 360. I push the nose in and the board magically spins all the way around and I'm facing front again. I then proceed to fall back off the wave. I think I slipped back because I was so surprised that I made it around!! After 7 more tries, not even close to doing it again.

Any help would be great. I'm sure it is really simple and I am trying too hard now, but could sure use some help!

Thanks,
Derek
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       06-14-2008, 8:11 PM Reply   
I've been at the same spot for 2 years now.
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-15-2008, 6:23 AM Reply   
I love that "Hey I made it!" startle for folks :-) It does tend to make you lose track of your position on the wake.

If you are over-rotating - the sensation will be that the tail is out past your butt...stand up sooner. You should enter the rotation slightly bent at the knees, standing up stops the rotation pretty quick. This is VERY important on a Trick Boardz.

If your rotation is solid, but the size of your rotation is big (large circle), get it in your mind to start pumping right away.

If you just can't get the rotation down - where you are drifting out the back before coming around, try pushing outward with your rear foot - sort of kicking the tail around.

I got a chance to sneak a peek at Drew's video and I have to say that it's really good. M&M watersports showcases some wakeurfing tips and Drew does a great job of explaining the "points" to success. The only thing I would add is watch carefully where he places the nose of the board on the wake. The nose is just barely over the peak. Worth checking it out and watching Drew's body position.

http://www.mmwatersports.com/drew_danielo_wakesurf_tips.htm

A quick sequence of stills with some descriptions for folks, also:

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Old    Derek (ds3)      Join Date: Jun 2008       06-15-2008, 8:19 AM Reply   
thanks surfdad!! I'll have to check the site, but at least this gives me some reference! I appreciate the help. I'll post pics when I get it down!!

D

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