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Old     (boarderrr)      Join Date: Jul 2014       07-31-2014, 9:20 PM Reply   
Hey guys,
I tried a tantrum behind boat today and I was very close to landing. If I had just a little more pop I would be able to ride away. Since I don't ride behind boat a lot I have some question about getting the proper air to perform tricks. Should i have my legs extended completely straight by the time I hit the top of the wake? The pop not only applies to the tantrum but simple things like grabs. Some things I have learned is to push my legs down from the bottom of the wake all the way to the top and to edge all the way to the top of the wake. What is the correct way to get the insane air off the wake that you need to go huge on tricks.
Old     (boarderrr)      Join Date: Jul 2014       07-31-2014, 9:22 PM Reply   
A progressive edge seems to help get some of the launch off the wake also.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-01-2014, 5:57 AM Reply   
A video would help us help you.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       08-01-2014, 6:30 AM Reply   
The tantrum is a strange trick, you don't edge the same way you edge for any other trick. You need to edge HARD then stand tall and pop off your toe edge. To get good pop on the trip, focus on pushing down on your toes, almost like you're trying to stand on your tippy-toes.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-01-2014, 7:48 AM Reply   
Learning how to properly pop off the wake and using a tantrum as an example is sort of a conflicting in concept/idea. Like Tom said, that tantrum is a trip edge trick, your getting your "pop" or lift off the wake on a tantrum is not as much from the wake but more from the fact that you are tripping the board. Tripping, again to echo Tom, is a edge change at the top of the wake, literally going from your heels to your toes. Now you can use the added pop of the wake to your advantage in that the higher up the wake you trip your edge the more upward pop you will get. The same style trip is used on toeside front rolls or scarecrows. A good way to learn to trip to board correctly is practice learning the air trick (no wake behind the boat) edge change. Watch a video of Murray doing belaires or tweety birds and watch how he is doing air trick by just aggressively changing edges. Anyway a video would be great here just to see on a regular straight air how your are edging at the wake and how you are leaving the wake. For the most part if you are not edging in properly with the correct body position, popping off the wake is a moot point.

this is an oldy but a goody. Around 2:05 mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACIxHfWQhBU

Last edited by andy_nintzel; 08-01-2014 at 7:57 AM.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       08-01-2014, 8:18 AM Reply   
Andy made a really good point, usually when people do a low tantrum, it's because they're tripping it too early.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-01-2014, 9:39 AM Reply   
I have seen people do a tantrum without even hitting the wake the trip it so early.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       08-01-2014, 9:58 AM Reply   
Haha does their hair skim the water on the way around!

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