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Old    Lou Ferraro (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    Geoffrey Jr Isringhausen (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    Andrew Proses (drewproses)      Join Date: Oct 2008       07-26-2011, 9:03 PM Reply   
Read this all the way through...

http://www.cablewakeboard.com/pages/first_trip/
Old    Jessica Jacquay (JJ)      Join Date: Feb 2010       07-26-2011, 9:21 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by drewproses View Post
Read this all the way through...

http://www.cablewakeboard.com/pages/first_trip/
+1 ^^^^ read the taking the corners section twice lol
Old    A-dub (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    Lou Ferraro (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    Orion (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 - http://youtu.be/tNyjTPBbx-U

Air Raley - http://youtu.be/TwEQgc72CIA
- http://youtu.be/3eQvGY3jp08

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    Mark Griffin (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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwEQg...ature=youtu.be
Old    Chris Hopf (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    Chris Hopf (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-27-2011, 7:31 PM Reply   
** passes the start of the rail... not passes the entire obstacle

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