After learning the fundamentals of wakeboarding, make sure you learn some basic wakeboarding tricks. If you are skilled enough, you can also learn some advanced tricks.
Unlike other water sports like kitesurfing and surfing, wakeboarding has a steep learning curve, and there is a lot to be learned.
Hence, it is necessary to be equipped with the proper skills and equipment in order to succeed. Here are ten tricks you can do on a wakeboard.
1. Crossing the Wake
As you ride along, be sure to turn your chest and shoulders so that they are more open toward the boat, and look where you are headed.
Begin to move the handle to the inside of your front hip from the outside as you move your weight onto the heels. Allow the board to glide over the water surface as much as you can and make sure to bend your knees. Don’t attempt steering with the rope and move from your lower torso. Keep the rope near the hip and arms straight.
You will then start crossing the wake. When you are ready to change sides, press on to the toes and push the knees toward the water surface. Then turn the hips and shoulders to face the new direction.
2. Surface 180
Surface spins are great wakeboarding tricks. You remain on the water surface, and hence it is ideal to become more comfortable on the board prior to doing the spin.
Keep the elbows locked in and bend the knees before turning the board with the hip. This can be done by placing weight on the heels. Remember not to look down. Finally, the board will turn to face the other direction to let you ride in switch.
There are two kinds of this trick; backside and frontside. When doing the frontside, you will have to turn your chest toward the boat as you do the spin. Backside involves moving the chest away from the boat.
3. Surface 360
The surface 360 involves stringing together your back 1s and front 1s. In the case of a frontside 180, slide the back foot around to get it to the front. Then perform a backside 180 and start leaning backward from the rope’s pull in order to lean away from the boat.
This will assist you in avoiding the back edge as you rotate. Then take your outside hand to the back and grab the handle. Now start taking your back foot to the front.
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