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Wakeboard Tricks


There are a lot of tricks, because our review will affect only the main ones. We skip the section of rotations of 180-1080 degrees, which are already clear in their name, and dwell on the rest of the mass of elements that is performed in the world of wakeboarding.
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The basic elements of wake tricks

The following are the main elements that can be combined with all other groups or performed as an independent element in the figures in the park.

Most of the advanced elements are carried out with kickoffs and are divided into several main groups depending on the technique and flight path.

Reilly - a direct flight forward from a razseka on the back edge.

Back roll - if you make a “wheel” on land, then on the water with the board it will already be a back roll when the board passes the top point parallel to the cable. There is a very similar element - backflip, when the board goes perpendicularly (from the kicker).

Front flip and front roll - forward rotation, with backshots on the back and front edges, respectively.

Each of the elements is combined with front and rear spins with and without interception. In the case of a simple 180 without interception, there will be landings in the switch or blind, and with large rotations - with passage above the head or Wrap - winding around the body.

HeelsideBoard side from the backHs
ToesdeSide of the board on the face sideTS
Front sideInitial face-forward rotation (first 90 degrees)FS
Back side / blindSpin forward first 90 degrees / back forwardBS
Surface trick360 g rotation on the waterSF
Side slideSliding across the water, facing forward with the board acrossSS
PowerslideBackward glide across the water, board acrossPS
OllieWater jump with consecutive lifting of the front and rear legsO
GrabHand touch the board anywhere, with a dozen varietiesG
SwitchBack RidingSW
FakieReverse LandingF
Handle passCatch interceptionHP
WrappedTwisting the rope around the body during rotationWr
BallerGrip between the legsBLR
OleScrolling the bar over your head instead of interceptingOle
On axisBoard rotation perpendicular to waterA
Off axisBoard rotation with change of plane from perpendicular to waterOa

Wakeboarding based on Reiley tricks

How to make rails - you can see with a detailed description in our video lesson number 6.

RaileyDirect flight from kickback, push from the back corner of the boardRLY
911BS90 in-flight rails911
Butter fuko911 with forward rotation 180gr and landing in the switchBf
KryptRail ReileyKpt
HoochieReilly with a grab with his front hand behind the tail of the boardH
OhhReilly with a grab with his back hand behind the tail of the boardOhh
Blind judgeRail with 180g rotation and landing in the blindBj
313360g forward rails with interception behind the backFS 313
BS 313Rail with 360g rotation with a catch behindBS 313
NickelodeonRail with a forward rotation of 540g with an interception behind315
S-bendRail with 360g rear rotation with a direct body without interception, overhead barS
VolcanS-bend with 180g forward rotation and landing in the switchVLC
S-bend to blindS-bend with 180g backward rotation and landing in the blindS2B
double S bendRail with a rotation of 720g around the axis with a bar over your headDS
DS to blindThe same + backward rotation 180g in the blindD2b
S-mobeS-bend + front rotation 360g with interception behind the backSmobe
Heart attackS-bend + rear rotation 360g with interception behind the backHRT AT
rubber chickenRail with 360g rear rotation with scroll over headRUBBER
hinterberger360gr front wheel rail with scroll bar overheadHint
hinterberger 5HINT + front rotation 180gr with landing in the switchHNT 5
Hint to blindHINT + 180p rear rotation with landing in the blindHint 2b
118Double hinterberger (rotation 720gr)118
118900Double hinterberger + forward rotation 180gr with landing in a switch1189
TS raileyDirect flight with kick-offs on the front edge of the boardTS RLY
TS KryptRailings from the front edge + front rotation 180gr with landing in the switchTS KPT
90210Rail with front edge + front rotation 360g90210
TS blind judgeRailings from the front edge + rear rotation 180p with landing in the blindTS BJ

Standing and doing wave jumping

If a person has a wakeboard, he must learn to do tricks without fail. The main element is jumping on the waves. They delight both the audience and the athlete himself. In this sport, one should not be afraid to conduct experiments, invent something, try new things. Drops on the water can rarely cause serious injury, unlike other sports. Restrict the freedom of a wakeboarder can only his own imagination. However, first you need to master the basic movements. For you can take wakeboard lessons or train yourself according to the instructions.

The first thing to master is to minimize falls, how to stand. The stance should be as follows: the supporting lower limb is put forward in case of loss of balance and deviates slightly along the line of movement. The board is controlled by the other leg, so it should be perpendicular to the line of movement.

Jumping technique

To perform jumps on a wakeboard, you need obstacles, which are most often waves. You can create artificial barriers, for example, it can be a rubber mattress. The main task of the wakeboarder is to run into an obstacle so that it becomes a springboard, tossing up. The distance that an athlete can cover depends on speed.

Of great importance for the jumping technique is securing the rope in tow. A cable attached to the water makes flying up difficult. This can be fixed by securing the safety rope to the mast, which will pull the athlete out.

The direction of the jump depends on many factors, one of which is the course of the wave. In this case, it is always necessary to put the lower extremities in the correct position: bend them when the wave is rolling, and straighten them when pruning is performed. Of great importance is the smooth movement of the wakeboarder.

Surface tricks

Wakeboarding lessons for beginner athletes should consist of the following exercises:

  1. Kill yourself.
  2. Make an allie, jump onto the railing, bend your knees slightly to maintain balance, while the board should be parallel to the railing.
  3. Direct your gaze forward, hold the handle in your hand, which is in front and lowered below the pelvis, and emphasis is placed on it, while the shoulders should be parallel to the lower extremities. During the execution of the technique, only the head can turn, you need to maintain this position until the end of the slip.
  4. Get off, pulling the handle to your belt, and jump off, bending your knees even more.

In this sport, interaction with traction is considered one of the key points, and only strict implementation of the technique can ensure success. Receptions on the winch are unique. Suitable angles and cutting speed are selected for them. If the figure is performed at a large distance from the cable, you need to gain maximum speed, while the angle should be deployed. Approach starts on the cable line, during the cutoff it is important to maintain confidence and speed. The safety cable must be tensioned, using traction energy and centrifugal force.

You can start the figures with ollie, but for beginners it is better to call in. In the second case, you need to bend your knees slightly in order to handle a sharp race, it is important not to crash completely even limbs.

It is worth first to consider techniques without a jump. However, to complete them you need to learn how to deploy on a wakeboard.

"Armless". The execution is similar to riding a bike without hands. The athlete needs to hold the safety cable with his knees and ride empty-handed.

Perez. Spectacular cropping and graceful drive with a full turn without taking off from the water.

Potato Peeler. The version of Body Slide with complication. In the trick, the fins of the board are still additionally released above the surface.

Powerslide The board rotates 90 ° on the water, and the fins take off beautifully.

Surf Carve. The athlete must cut to the wave at the front and rear edges of the board.

Surface 180. Turn on water in 180 °.

Surface 360. Full circle description without a jump.

Tumble Turn The most difficult trick. When it is done, the wakeboarder must lie on the water surface, then raise the board above itself, make a complete revolution with the body and stand on its feet.

Grab will help the athlete determine the style in which he wants to work on a wakeboard. Performing grab, the rider holds his hand on the board in some position.

“Canadian Bacon” - a grab with this unusual name is performed in this way: the athlete must hold the front edge with his hand, which is located behind.

Indy Nosebone. The hand at the back holds the front edge between the mounts. In addition, they straighten the lower limb, standing in front, directing the board in the direction from which they came.

"Japanese air." The upper limb, which is in front, holds the board in front of the first fixture when the board rises, and so that the wakeboard is perpendicular to the water (this is called stiffy).

Lien Air. The upper limb, which is in front, performs the reception of the rear edge, then the board is pushed out in front of the wakeboarder, and the leg, which is behind, should be straightened.

"Melancholy". The grab of the middle of the posterior edge is performed with the help of the hand that is in front, while the front lower limb should be straight.

"Method". The hand that is in front performs a grab in the middle of the back edge, and the board is pulled to the waist.

Silence is the grab of the middle of the upper edge with the front hand.

Learn wakeboarding lessons for beginners to learn all the nuances of these tricks, how to do somersaults.

If an athlete has learned to do basic tricks and jump correctly, he can move on to spins. Spins are more interesting and spectacular tricks of all existing in a wakeboard. Doing them, the athlete rotates with the board in the air, which causes admiration of the audience. Today there are 6 types of rotations: 180 °, 360 °, 540 °, 720 °, 900 ° and 1080 °.

Frontflip tricks wakeboarding tricks

Do not be surprised, this is not a typo - the reverse rotation from Backroll is called Frontflip. And the front roll is already performed from the front edge.

Front flipTie-in on the back edge, forward rotation in the plane of the cable by wheel type - tail of the board around the noseFf
Front to fakieFront flip + front rotation 180gr with landing in the switchF2f
Front to blindFront flip + rear rotation 180g with landing in the blindF2b
Front blind mobeFront flip + rear rotation 360g with interceptionFbm
Slim chanceFront flip + front rotation 360g with interceptionSLIM

Frontroll tricks-based wakeboard tricks

Front rollCrossing on the front edge + rotation of the rear edge around the frontFR
ScarcrowFrontroll + front rotation 180g with landing in a switchSC
ElephantScarcrow + 180 g reverse rotation to your rackFANT
Crow mobeFrontroll + front rotation 360g with interceptionCM
Crow mob 5Frontroll + front rotation 540g with interceptionCM5
TootsieFrontroll + rear rotation 180g with interceptionTOOTS
Dum dumFrontroll + rear rotation 360g with interceptionDum
Mexican rollFrontroll with kickbackMex

Backflip-based wakeboard tricks / Tantrum tricks

TantrumBack flip from the back edge / tantrumTANY
Tantrum to fakieTantrum + front rotation 180 in switchTANY 2 F
Tantrum to blndTantrum + rear spin 180 in the blindTANY 2 B
Moby dickTantrum + rear rotation 360 with interception behindMOBY
Wirly birdTantrum + rear rotation 360 with a scroll over the headWHIRY
Whirly 5Wirlie + reverse rotation 180WHIRLY 5
Whirly dickWirlie + rear rotation 360 with interception behindWHIRLY D
Double whirlyWirlie 720, both rotations with a bar overheadD WHIRLY