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Old    T Hood (twhood)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-12-2010, 10:47 AM Reply   
Anyone got any advice on the best way to learn raleys?
Old    Fred (fredlap)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-12-2010, 11:00 AM Reply   
with a wakeskate!
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-12-2010, 11:48 AM Reply   
no fear...just gotta go after it. once you get the first close one out of the way it's a cake walk. most will say to use a wakeskate, which I'm sure is good, but it can also be learned with your regular old wakestick. sorry i don't really have any good technique advice.
Old    Blake Hughes (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       06-12-2010, 12:25 PM Reply   
I agree. Use a wakeskate 1st... Once you land one it's a pretty simple/fun trick.

One thing that has helped make the raley easier is concentrating on a good progressive edge. When I learned the trick my approach was full-speed from the moment I started my cut. Now, I concentrate on a more progressive edge... Start in slowly, then gradually build to max edge. For me, this adds A LOT more pop... Which gives me more time to get the board back underneath my body. When I used the full-speed approach, it seemed that I was getting very little pop... Which meant I had to muscle my board back in a hurry.

Good luck!
Old    T Hood (twhood)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-12-2010, 3:54 PM Reply   
Thanks for the advice! How do I learn using a wakeskate? Why is it easier?
Old    Gary Perry (gwperry2)      Join Date: May 2009       06-12-2010, 3:59 PM Reply   
What helped me was taking it from trampolin to the water helps you understand the feel of full extention and rope placement.
Old    Chris Butler (xistential)      Join Date: Jul 2007       06-12-2010, 7:53 PM Reply   
This is how Mike Ferraro taught my daughter. He shortened the line. She did a few,made it longer,did a few,longer and so on. She just went from one length to the next until it was all the way out.Never gave her time to think about it. I was in the boat and the transition was seamless. She didn't fall once and to my knowledge never has.On a raley,that is.
Maybe that's just for girls though. Guys aren't scared are they?
Old    Woa Wake (woawake)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-12-2010, 8:33 PM Reply   
System 2.0!
Old    T Hood (twhood)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-12-2010, 8:45 PM Reply   
Thanks guys I got my first attempt tomorrow
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       06-12-2010, 9:14 PM Reply
Old    Nick Haisch (shredsickgnar)      Join Date: Sep 2006       06-13-2010, 12:46 AM Reply   
Commit. Once you land it, it will be the easiest trick you do.
Old    CASEY TUTTLE (BCMWAKE61209)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-13-2010, 1:32 PM Reply   
Somebody once told me that you don't ever need to learn it switch (see my post..... a game of w-a-k-e)
Insert sarcasm here......
Old    Nick Bigger (nbigger)      Join Date: May 2008       06-14-2010, 9:39 AM Reply   
the only advice I could give is pull the rope to your knees to help you get back to your feet. And where a pair of spandex shorts or a cup.
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-14-2010, 12:14 PM Reply   
The first time I ever really tried it was at the cable first without a board and at the starting dock, it takes the fear out of it completely. Then strap on a board and do a few small ones still at the starting dock. Then I migrated to doing it on a wakeskate around the corners on the cable. From there take the wakeskate behind the boat. By that time it'll be so far engrained in your muscle memory that the board will be easy.
Old    John (stoked_32)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-14-2010, 12:22 PM Reply   
We call this the raley board. My buddy and I had an extra Marius (we both ride the marius) and he put a couple grip pads on it so that the edging would be similar to our wakeboards as opposed to a wakeskate.
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