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Body stance/form once airborne?


DOJOLOACH2

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DOJOLOACH2

Any tips or videos that could explain this?

Most the time when i get any air off the wake i end up letting upper body fall forward as the boat pulls the rope. Are you suppose to stand tall through the whole jump until landing?

Ive tried keeping tall through the air but then when i land i wash out and end up on my arse

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I think you are not holding enough line tension.  The experience should feel like you are a weight on the bottom of a pendulum, and you feel tension across the wake.  Knees bent into the wake, PUSH the water by straightening your knees when you hit the wake (this creates pop), hang time (grab the board, stand up straight, this is all arbitrary), then bend your knees ready to land and you should feel the rope pulling you back towards the boat.  If you don't then you are not holding enough line tension, and perhaps when you jump you are not aiming away from the boat enough and creating slack.

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12 hours ago, DOJOLOACH2 said:

Any tips or videos that could explain this?

Most the time when i get any air off the wake i end up letting upper body fall forward as the boat pulls the rope. Are you suppose to stand tall through the whole jump until landing?

Ive tried keeping tall through the air but then when i land i wash out and end up on my arse

What kind of line are you using?  For wakeboarding, I'd recommend a no stretch line.  With a poly line, the line stretches when you charge the wake and then contracts once the pressure is released.  This could be contributing to your issues.

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DOJOLOACH2

Ive got a ronix no stretch rope, the pendulum part makes sense, i must be giving way at the top of the wake and buckling forward in the air.

Board should be about 45 degrees from the boat ,right? And i should also be leaning back 45 degrees from the water surface?

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Make sure your are keeping the rope in tight.  If you extend, your arms will make the rope slack as well.

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2 hours ago, DOJOLOACH2 said:

Ive got a ronix no stretch rope, the pendulum part makes sense, i must be giving way at the top of the wake and buckling forward in the air.

Board should be about 45 degrees from the boat ,right? And i should also be leaning back 45 degrees from the water surface?

Not sure on those angles, it all just happens.  Ride across the wake a few times without locking your knees just to feel the pendulum effect.  Once you can duplicate that dynamic over and over, then start going for air.

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DOJOLOACH2

Tried riding across the wake without locking the knees and that helped a lot to get the feeling.

Do you look where you want to land? I found I was trying to predict upcoming chop in the wake so was looking forward. So far wakeboarding is all a mental game for me lol

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3 minutes ago, DOJOLOACH2 said:

Tried riding across the wake without locking the knees and that helped a lot to get the feeling.

Do you look where you want to land? I found I was trying to predict upcoming chop in the wake so was looking forward. So far wakeboarding is all a mental game for me lol

Yes, I do.  Once you get the feeling for it, you'll be able to stop thinking about it and go by muscle memory.

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often if you take off with line loaded and arms extended you will get pulled forward.  Try loading the line with a solid edge into wake and have handle in tighter to your body on take off this should allow you to land in a more natural position with your arms extended at landing.  
 

Also body will follow your head.  Run a little shorter line if needed to ensure you can jump wake to wake,  focus on keeping your head and eyes on horizon for your landing and not down at water.  It’s a good excercise.  Good luck  

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