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Finally... landed the tantrum


TalleyHo

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After years of hearing 'its the easiest invert' I finally landed this damn trick. And I hate to admit, but once you get the feel for the trip part of the trick, it really is pretty easy. The cool part was that I actually progressed after every couple of attempts. And it didn't take too many (by my standards) before I finally rode one away.

The hardest part (for me) is looking straight backward. In all the pics, I am looking over my shoulder like I do for the back roll. The other part is I like to jump early which is generally a crowd pleaser at my expense.

Now, if I can just get the TS front roll/scarecrow going I'll actually have a decent set of tricks to run thru on each set.

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After years of hearing 'its the easiest invert' I finally landed this damn trick. And I hate to admit, but once you get the feel for the trip part of the trick, it really is pretty easy. The cool part was that I actually progressed after every couple of attempts. And it didn't take too many (by my standards) before I finally rode one away.

The hardest part (for me) is looking straight backward. In all the pics, I am looking over my shoulder like I do for the back roll. The other part is I like to jump early which is generally a crowd pleaser at my expense.

Now, if I can just get the TS front roll/scarecrow going I'll actually have a decent set of tricks to run thru on each set.

it's the second easiest invert, for sure. Take a progressive toeside cut with a tall approach, as you leave wake let go with front hand, look over front shoulder and throw flip forward. Only way to mess up is leave wake too early. You see the water the whole time...it's simple...though I did blow a knee on one one time...darn roller

Conrgrats on the tantrum! The first invert is always the hardest.

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That is awesome! I am still working that back roll. If I can ever manage to nail those I'll move on to the tantrum. Still one of the gnarliest looking tricks out there! :rockon:

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Kick a** man! Once you have the trick down pretty well, start pulling your knees to your chest and throw in the indy grab. It'll make the trick look really smooth and controlled! :rockon:

One of the biggest problems I see with people's tantrums is the take-off. You don't have to switch your edge SUPER hard. Take a look.

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Make sure you keep that handle in to you also.

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I have tried a couple of tantrums. no luck yet but I will land one this summer. As a just tuned 50 year old and only wakeboarding for three years I wil be happy if I ever nail any inverts. I don't know what I would do without my 15 year old pushing me.

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I have tried a couple of tantrums. no luck yet but I will land one this summer. As a just tuned 50 year old and only wakeboarding for three years I wil be happy if I ever nail any inverts. I don't know what I would do without my 15 year old pushing me.

Atta boy. At 42 I'm still working on it too. Very little time on the water this year and last, makes it tough.

Earlier this year a buddy made the comment "You know, we always tell you how close you were to landing it just so you keep trying it, we love watching you fall. But that time....man, that looked perfect, and you really almost landed it!" So I know I'm getting close.

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it's the second easiest invert, for sure. Take a progressive toeside cut with a tall approach, as you leave wake let go with front hand, look over front shoulder and throw flip forward. Only way to mess up is leave wake too early. You see the water the whole time...it's simple...though I did blow a knee on one one time...darn roller

Congrats on the tantrum! The first invert is always the hardest.

Nice on the tantrum but please don't learn a scarecrow this way. It is basically how I learned the scarecrow minus dropping the hand. Looking over the front shoulder causes the flip to kind of go out the back instead of over more. Breaking this habit has been hard to do and makes grabs and moving farther with the trick difficult.

The best way is to trip it just like a tantrum. On both the scarecrow and front roll you need to go straight down with your head. The only difference with a scarecrow is you will move the handle to your rear hip during the flip.

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i'd say one of my all-time favorite tricks is the indy tantrum. especially from a side view, it looks like a tight barrelroll. so sweet.

another fav is the s-bend. i have much admiration for the poor souls that sustained so many horrible falls while learning.

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Nice on the tantrum but please don't learn a scarecrow this way. It is basically how I learned the scarecrow minus dropping the hand. Looking over the front shoulder causes the flip to kind of go out the back instead of over more. Breaking this habit has been hard to do and makes grabs and moving farther with the trick difficult.

The best way is to trip it just like a tantrum. On both the scarecrow and front roll you need to go straight down with your head. The only difference with a scarecrow is you will move the handle to your rear hip during the flip.

many styles to scarecrow and everyone has different inclination with a thought, but watch Brannon Meek, the father of stylie scarecrows. You can still grab plenty and push it to a mobe looking over front shoulder. It allows WAY more time spotting the landing than just throwing a toe front which allows for very little spot.

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many styles to scarecrow and everyone has different inclination with a thought, but watch Brannon Meek, the father of stylie scarecrows. You can still grab plenty and push it to a mobe looking over front shoulder. It allows WAY more time spotting the landing than just throwing a toe front which allows for very little spot.

I didn't say you couldn't do it that way. I do it that way. I also know its harder to grab and carry around to a mobe that way, from personal experience.

Just trying to offer some advice to save some headaches in the future.

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IT GREAT TO HEAR PEOPLE AT 50 RIDING !!!!!!!! I AM 41 BEEN RIDING 3 YEARS AND AT TIMES FEEL GETTNG OLD.. !!!!!

i wish i could ride till i am 60 :) ...if my bones and joints hold out till then:)

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IT GREAT TO HEAR PEOPLE AT 50 RIDING !!!!!!!! I AM 41 BEEN RIDING 3 YEARS AND AT TIMES FEEL GETTNG OLD.. !!!!!

i wish i could ride till i am 60 :) ...if my bones and joints hold out till then:)

My dad will be 57 in March and wakeboards as much as he can and can jump the wake heelside into the middle of the wake and also did his first surface 360 a week or two ago. Pretty stoked to see the old man out there!

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Big key I found with a TS front roll is standing tall to push the trick up when you leave the wake. If you keep leaned over in the cut as you take off the wake you will 8 times out of 10 end up landing on the heel edge of the board and giving the a** hole a good rinse! Staying on edge and standing tall is the key to getting around on the flip and landing on your toe edge to ride away clean.

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Right on man :rockon: I just learned one last season and still perfecting it. It took a long time to relearn it this year because I kept throwing way too early. Kept my eye on the wake a lot longer before squaring up and started landing em. I actually have yet to take the trick w2w. Got distracted with 360s for a while. Cheers man, it's a great feeling to be able to do an invert. I never thought I'd be able to and I'm still progressing quite nicely IMO.

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