Articles
   
       
       
Pics/Video
   
       
       
Shop
Search
 
 
 
 
 
Home   Articles   Pics/Video   Gear   Wake 101   Events   Community   Forums   Classifieds   Contests   Shop   Search
WAKE WORLD HOME
Email Password
Go Back   WakeWorld > Trick Tips

Share 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old    Justin (relax2k1)      Join Date: Jun 2012       07-17-2012, 1:39 PM Reply   
Hey, I've been riding for 2 years now but this is my 1st year behind a boat. I'm having trouble timing or getting the pop down. Please let me know what I should do to get a better pop. I'm also riding behind a jet boat and from what I read the wake sucks lol.. I doubt it's the wake that's not letting me pop. Probably my timing and form. Thanks in advance!!

http://youtu.be/EN4F3-jbOC0
Old    Michael Kasterko (onecrazyredhead)      Join Date: Aug 2011       07-17-2012, 1:45 PM Reply   
Keep your legs locked stand tall! You will get more air.
Old    Chris Leeds (cbadchris)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-17-2012, 4:28 PM Reply   
Learn to stand taller when you cut in and try starting from 5 feet out from the wake and cutting all the way through. It's not how long the cut is or how much speed you carry through the cut but how much you have at the peak. Go 5 feet out and lock your knees slightly bent and cut through the wake like it isn't there.
Old    Justin (relax2k1)      Join Date: Jun 2012       07-17-2012, 8:14 PM Reply   
Thanks guys! Don't I need to extend my legs at the peak of the wake? So if I hold my edge with a slight bent knees (cutting the wake like it's not there) when do I extend me legs to get even higher? Do I wait for that little PoP feeling then extend right after it?
Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-18-2012, 12:41 PM Reply   
No cut completely through the wake with your legs locked straight,if your knees are bent they absorb the energy from the wake like a shock absorber on a car.
Old    Justin (relax2k1)      Join Date: Jun 2012       07-20-2012, 1:32 PM Reply   
I see a lot of riders hold a seated position and right before the wake they extend or start to stand tall. Do I push down hard on my legs to extend them or am I suppose to stand up tall more like jumping motion? I had a few pops where I can actually feel the force of the wake. Will I feel that pop only with my lead foot or should I be feeling the pop with both legs? Thank you!
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-21-2012, 8:34 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by relax2k1 View Post
I see a lot of riders hold a seated position and right before the wake they extend or start to stand tall. Do I push down hard on my legs to extend them or am I suppose to stand up tall more like jumping motion? I had a few pops where I can actually feel the force of the wake. Will I feel that pop only with my lead foot or should I be feeling the pop with both legs? Thank you!
RELAX2K1 it's just like a trampoline or a diving board.The straighter and stiffer your whole body is at and through the wake the better the reaction[pop].You tighten your gleuts,quads and push your chest to the sky.This will produce a standing tall posture.Try this at a 5 ft cut over 1 wake to get the feel for it and concentrate on staying on edge through the second wake.Once you build your confidence start trying to clear the wake on a shorter rope till you get comfortable with the technique.Good Luck!
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-21-2012, 9:44 AM Reply   
Drink a whole lot of Dr. Pepper and Coke before you get on the water.
Old    Dave O (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       07-21-2012, 9:52 AM Reply   
It's ok to come into the wake with your knees slightly bent, but like everyone else said, it is the standing up tall at the wake that gives you the pop. Also, making sure you ride all the way to the top of the wake before standing tall is KEY. I don't want to offend anyone here and maybe this is just my personal opinion, but I would keep your legs locked all the way into the wake and through it. Yes knees bent absorbs the wake, but the slightly crouched position while carving into the wake and THEN standing tall at the peak is what gives you the most pop.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       07-21-2012, 11:07 AM Reply   
Pull the rope into your waist, in addition to all the other advice

Reply
Share 

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 4:47 AM.

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

 

© 2012 eWake, Inc.    
Advertise    |    Contact    |    Terms of Use    |    Privacy Policy    |    Report Abuse    |    Conduct    |    About Us