Re: Wakeboard techniques?
- When the board is behind you and you are on your stomach we do one of
Roll your board in front. Bend your knees with the board close to
your butt and with the kite in the neautral position use your stomach
muscles to bring your feet / board in front. It is a lean backwards
force the board under you and forward effort. With the larger
wakeboards this is a chore but not too hard.
Jump and swing the board in front. This is a good one for those who
use bindings and a smaller wake board. On your stomach with board
behind you bring the kite to one side, then just as you would
initiate a jump bring the kite overhead. As you are pulled out of
the water swing the board in front. When you are initiating your
jump the board is behind you with your knees bent while leaning
forward. The board is out of the water behind you at this point.
After several trys you'll be able to come out of this one on a plane.
--- In email@example.com, "Dave Raue" <theraves@e...> wrote:
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> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2000 10:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [ksurf] Wakeboard techniques?
> > In a message dated 7/1/00 9:20:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > writes:
> > << Are there any wakeboard style kitesurfers out there who can
> > how you re-orient yourself (without taking the board off your
> > after you get dragged, or wipe out and end up with the board
> > you? I've done it once, but it was a bit of a fluke. I'm
> > sick of taking the board off, flying the kite, and putting the
> > on again. Help!
> > >>
> > If you fall and land on your back, first you must roll your body
> > front side.
> > This can be difficult when kite is overhead in nuetral zone,
> > are facing upwards looking at the kite backwards. . To roll back
> > slowly lower kite to edge of window and roll your body back over
> > Then raise kite to nuetral, over head, and fly the wake board
> > back to the starting position...
> If you're in very shallow water, rolling over from this position is
> easy - as I discovered. Stay in water deep enough so you CAN roll
> around if need be.