Wake 101
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WakeWorld Home
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Wakeboarding Discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old     (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-26-2011, 8:22 PM Reply   
I'm going to be in Dallas this week and plan to check out the new CowTown wake park on Friday. I've been riding behind a boat for about 4 years now and consider myself an intermediate level rider. But I've never been pulled by any type of cable and never hit any sliders/kickers. Any advice for a newbie on these things? I'm hoping to figure out how to do more than just ride laps around the lake.
Old     (geoffIsring)      Join Date: Apr 2011       07-26-2011, 8:46 PM Reply   
Sliders and kickers make the cable what it is in my opinion... On a wakeboard it is almost impossible to catch an edge compared to a snowboard, so be confident, but be sure to stay flat based... Bend your knees a lot and remember that you have to stay centered, a big flat box resembles a sheet of ice more than anything else, which means you can do whatever you want but it's slick. Coming in on your heels even if it's switch is a lot easier than your toes when you're starting too.
Old     (drewproses)      Join Date: Oct 2008       07-26-2011, 9:03 PM Reply   
Read this all the way through...
Old     (JJ)      Join Date: Feb 2010       07-26-2011, 9:21 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by drewproses View Post
Read this all the way through...
+1 ^^^^ read the taking the corners section twice lol
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-26-2011, 9:52 PM Reply   
ask for help from people there. Don't edge on the obstacles, flat on flat.
Old     (ferral)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-26-2011, 11:15 PM Reply   
Thanks for the tips, and good article. What about air tricks? I know you can load the line and launch yourself in the straightaways, but i haven't seen a good description of how to actually do that.
Old     (chillinoj)      Join Date: May 2009       07-27-2011, 2:43 PM Reply   
I rode wakenation houston a few times and wanted to add air rolls and air raleys to my trick bag and found that these videos really helped.

Air roll -

Air Raley -

I found it's all in the "release" of the board and it helped to practice on a 2.0 cable a couple times before trying it on a full size cable.

Good luck
Old     (cheesydog)      Join Date: Mar 2009       07-27-2011, 7:08 PM Reply   
time to trot out my mates raley unlocked vid Still the best free instructional out there
Old     (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-27-2011, 7:30 PM Reply   
wait until the carrier passes the rail until you start edging towards the obstacle.. and ollie onto the obstacle off of that edge (dont flatten off!!) HAVE A BLAST and meet some new friends to shred with while you are there.. Thats really whats cables all about to me!!!!
Old     (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-27-2011, 7:31 PM Reply   
** passes the start of the rail... not passes the entire obstacle


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 3:29 PM.

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


© 2016 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us