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Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-14-2010, 8:19 PM Reply   
Ok my brother and I have started wakeboarding over the last 2 summers and I have a short video here of him trying to pop off the wake and get the feel for getting some air and hopefully eventually W2W jumping. We are both noobs to wakeboarding so any and all feedback is helpful.

Any feedback on what things he could do better/different to keep advancing?
The boat is a 2006 MC X2
Perfect Pass set at 21.5 MPH
Rope at 65' off
KGB, Starboard and Port stock ballasts filled. Have an additional 400lbs in each rear locker we could fill as well.

Thanks in advance!
Video is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYU_kd8mQro

Last edited by jdhart73; 07-14-2010 at 8:20 PM. Reason: embed fail
Old    Ben W (bennn)      Join Date: Jun 2010       07-14-2010, 9:51 PM Reply   
Jake, it looks like your brother is turning the board and riding toward the wake rather than edging towards the wake. In order to jump it is important to use a progressive edge towards the wake and, fortunately for you, there are several threads on this site dedicated to learning the progressive. Though, like anything, learning to use a progressive edge is easier said than done, these threads will definitely be able to help:
http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=778938
http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=780940
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-14-2010, 9:57 PM Reply   
Thanks Ben... good point. I will check out the links. We also just ordered the DETENTION 2012 video.
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-14-2010, 10:02 PM Reply   
Yeah, he needs to learn to edge.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-14-2010, 10:05 PM Reply   
Thanks Jeremy... I am sure thats so basic but we appreciate the insight!

Jake
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-14-2010, 10:10 PM Reply   
No, it is not basic, you can find many people that have been riding for years that do not have good edging technique. It can be boring learning it as well. We all love the feeling of hitting the wake and getting some and then start working on tricks. But there are a few basics, if overlooked, can hinder your progression. A good heel and toeside edge, regular and switch, is crucial to becoming a good rider.

I recommend the DVD series, The Book. If your brother works on the basics, and not skip the checkpoints, he will be clearing the wake no problem.
Old    Jake (jdhart73)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-14-2010, 10:11 PM Reply   
I almost picked up the book... just grabbed detention 2012, hopefully can grab some stuff off of that.
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-14-2010, 10:13 PM Reply   
That one is a good video also.

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