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Old     (kystyle)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-24-2009, 2:05 PM Reply   
I have been wakeboarding for quite a few years now. I consider myself an advanced rider. Got a few simple inverts, love to spin just can't go over 540. I feel like I am at a plateau as far as progression and that it has a lot to do with the fact that I can't seem to make myself keep my eyes open in the air. I just automatically close them even when I consiously try to keep them open, and if I do manage to keep them open I tend to get disoriented and fall. I think simple spins and inverts can be hucked blindfolded, but now that I'm trying more complicated tricks I feel like I need more air awareness. So I'm curious... do you all keep you eyes open all the way through your tricks?

Sorry for the long post.
Old     (duffy)      Join Date: Feb 2006       07-24-2009, 4:18 PM Reply   
I'm in the same boat as you bro! It's not that I close my eyes, but more like blacking out. I dont' see the first part of the trick because I'm so amped up.
Old     (bartush)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-24-2009, 4:25 PM Reply   
learn to do tricks on a trampoline. Learning flips with spins on the trampoline is a lot easier than on a wakeboard, and you can practice keeping ur eyes open and spotting your landing. The trampoline has helped me a lottt in progressing, and it seems like it would probably help you too.
Old     (kystyle)      Join Date: Aug 2005       07-27-2009, 5:58 AM Reply   
Duffy, that is exactly how I feel.

Thanks Bary, may have invest in a tramp


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