Wakeboarding – Tricks

Similar to snowboarding and surfing, in this sport also, there are different tricks and techniques that can be performed by the player for extra points.

While the board has popped up on the surface of water, the rider usually performs different tricks on the wake board which provides extra scores based on the style and smooth execution.

To perform a trick, the main requirement of the rider is to jump the board to maximum height. Heading towards the wake while facing the boat is known as heel side edge whereas facing the boat from the other direction with chest facing away from the boat is known as toe side edge. The rider’s edge plays an important role in deciding the height of the jump.

Wakeboarding Tricks

Some of these wake boarding tricks are explained below −

  • Fashion Air − In this technique, the rider initially curls the board behind towards own butt while keeping knees pointing down, then pops up the board. While being airborne, the rider throws own hand behind the head for a stylish pose for some time before landing.
  • Air Raley − Here while being airborne, the rider swings his own body backwards parallel to the water surface and then swings the board and the body down. The rider then lands on the other side of the wake.
  • 911 − It is very similar to that of air relay. Here, the rider has to tweak own body after swinging backwards parallel to the water surface in airborne condition. The rider then lands on the other side of the wake.

Tricks

  • Blind Judge − In this technique, the rider needs to perform an air raley first while being airborne and while swinging back needs to take a 180º backside rotation. The rider then lands facing the opposite direction.
  • Krypt − In this technique, after being airborne and performing an air relay, the rider takes a 180º front rotation before landing.
  • Batwing − Here, the rider swings the board vertically in backward direction till the board becomes perpendicular to the water surface. While being airborne, the rider performs an Indy grab by holding the toe edge between the feet using back hand.
  • Surface 360º − In this technique, while riding on the surface of water, the player needs to spin the board 360º while alternating the hands to grab the handlebars.
  • Tantrum − Here, the rider first approaches the wake on own hill-side and then performs a back flip over the wake on an axis which is perpendicular to the direction of the board.
  • Mobius − Here, the rider performs a Heel side Roll first, then takes a front-side 360º spin while flipping. It is more of an extension to Heel side Roll to Revert.
  • Whirlybird − In this trick, the rider needs to perform a tantrum and while performing the back flip takes a 360º back-side spin without altering the hand on the handlebar. So basically it is a tantrum with a 360º back-side spin.
  • Moby Dick − Here in this trick, the player needs to perform a tantrum and during the Back flip he/she needs to take a 360º back-side spin while altering the hand on the handlebar.
  • Twenty Bird − Here the rider performs a whirlybird without taking the help of a wake and jump. The rider needs to use the boat speed as well as lower body energy for the jump.
  • Heel side Back roll − In this technique, the rider needs to approach the wake on own heel-side and then flips over the wake on an axis that is parallel to the direction of the board.
  • Heel side Roll to Revert − Here the player performs a Heel side Roll first, then takes a front-side 180º spin while flipping and then lands facing the opposite direction.
  • Heelside Roll to Blind − Here the rider performs a Heelside Roll first, then takes a backside 180º spin while flipping, and lands facing the opposite direction.
  • KGB − It is just the opposite trick to Mobiles. Here the rider performs a Hee side Roll first, then takes a backside 360º degree spin and while flipping.
  • Toe side Back roll − Here, the rider approaches the wake from toe-side and then flips over the wake on an axis parallel to the direction of the board.
  • Toe side Roll to Revert − It is an extension of Topside Back roll. Here also the rider first performs a Toe side Back roll, then and take a front-side 180º spin while landing on the opposite direction.
  • Pete Rose − Here the rider first performs a Toe side Back roll, then takes a front side 360º spin and while landing on the same direction.
  • Toe side Front roll − Here, the rider approaches the wake on toe-side and takes a flip over the wake in an axis parallel to the direction of the board.
  • Tootsie Roll − It is an extension of Toe side Front roll. Here also the rider first performs a Toe side Front roll and takes a backside 180º spin while landing on the opposite direction.
  • Dum-Dum − Here, the rider first performs a Toeside Frontroll and takes a backside 360º spin while landing on the same direction.
  • Toeside Front Flip − Here the rider first approaches the wake on toe-side and then takes a flip over the wake in an axis perpendicular to the direction of the boat.
  • FruitLoop − Here the rider first performs a Toeside Front Flip, then takes a back- side 180º spin, and lands facing the opposite direction.
  • Bel Air − In this technique, the rider performs a Tantrum without the help of a wake.
  • Air Krypt − Here the rider approaches the wake in toe-side, then performs an air raley in the direction that is perpendicular to the direction of the boat, takes a 180º turn, and finally lands facing the opposite direction.
  • Board Slide − In case of facing an obstacle, the rider approaches the obstacle and slides the board over it in a direction perpendicular to the obstacle with the obstacle in between the rider’s feet.