Jump Higher Wakeboard

By | January 25, 2017

Water Sports How to Get Air on a Wakeboard

Hi, I'm Greg Lawrence, with Lake Lessons,and I'm here to show you how to jump on a wakeboard. First of all, there's several conceptsyou need to understand. When jumping a wakeboard, it's not done mostly by bending your legs,and jumping as you would, a jump shot. It's actually done by the edge of the board. Youwant to use the edge of your board for your power, all the way up the wake, and then,while slightly pulling the handle in off the top of the wake, to keep your momentum goingforward with the boat. You want to extend your legs slightly for pressure, so it's notlike a jump shot, in which you would push down with your toes. In fact, you want topush with your heels only. In the air, you

want to remain as calm as possible, and youwant to land, while crushing your knees, just like there. Now, when you're first startingto learn how to do a jump, you only want to take a small cut outside the wake, and doa small controlled cut, all the way up through the wake, a One Wake Jump. This is going toget you used to not only releasing from the wake correctly, but also landing, and cushioningyour landing. As you get better with that One Wake Jump, you're going to want to addmore and more edge. Now, that's an important point. As you'll see here, Ross is using aprogressive edge, as he edges into the wake. That progressive edge means he starts veryeasy at the beginning, and he continues to

add edge, so that he's on his most aggressiveedge, as he goes up through the top of the wake, harnessing all the power of the water,rushing underneath the board, at twenty plus miles an hour. I'm Greg Lawrence, and that'show you jump on a wakeboard.

Wakeboarding Cable Contest in Hamburg Red Bull Rising High 2013

Normally you hit the kicker five times trying to get a trick done, and then your knees and back start to hurt whenever you hit the flat water. With this kind of landing you can try a lot of new things, and I hope this will proceed in the next few years. In the finals I had a hard crash onto my back, but it didn't hurt at all. I had fallen down and didn't notice anything, I just slipped into the water and everything was fine.


My name is Aaron Kyro. I'm a sponsored skateboarder from the SanFrancisco Bay area. And today I'm going to teach you guys howto ollie higher The first thing I'm going to go over is the stepsof the regular ollie So you guys can see the difference Notice my front foot just down from the frontbolts And my back foot with the ball of my toe juston the edge of the tail So that's the foot position just for a regular ollie

And the first step you're going to do to practicea regular ollie Is just clacking your tail on the ground justlike that So just stand still and just lift up yourfront leg And slap your tail on the ground for a littlebit That's the first step of learning how to ollie The second step is actually this motion ofyour foot right here So notice how my sole of my shoe goes intoa 90 degree angle And then I slide my foot up

It's actually that slide that gives your boardthe lift. Nothing else. It is that slide that brings your tail upoff the ground Because the front of your board is alreadyoff the ground So you just have to level your board out inthe air bringing the tail up And it's that slide of the front foot whichdoes that So that's the basic ollie I'm sure many of you guys have already gottenthe ollie down But if you haven't, you can just practicethose steps

And you'll get it down So the difference between a regular ollie And when I'm trying to ollie higher or ollieover something Is that I put my front foot further back Notice how much further back my front footwas on that oneƩ Instead of being up near the truck, it wasdown towards the middle of the board And what that does, is it gives me more roomon the board to slide my foot up So instead of having it right there up nearthe front truck

I'm going to slide that front foot back abouthalfway Right in the middle as you can see there And then I can have a little more room to slide And power the ollie a little bit higher intothe air So yeah it's just that motion right there You can even hear my shoes sliding on thegrip tape You also need to be able to jump high And you actually have to be able to jump

And bend your knees up into the air when youdo the ollie Because obviously when your board goes upinto the air Your legs are going to crouch up So the higher you can get your board While crouching your legs up into the air Is going to be how high you can get your ollie Now it definitely helps to have a nice freshboard Like not an old soggy board where the woodis like all damp

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