Tip on performing this trick: This is a great trick for beginners who are just starting out and learning to balance themselves on the board. Helpful hints would be to keep your arms straight (or slightly bent) but NOT all the way in to your chest. Spread your hands out to use the whole handle with both palms down. Keep you knees bent like shock absorbers to ride out any waves. Focus on twisting your hips so that your upper body is facing the boat and your lower body is keeping the board pointed in the direction of the pull.
Description: outside wake by hopping into the air
Category: Beginner Point Value: 20
Tip on performing this trick: To execute an Ollie, the easiest is to edge out on your heelside, outside the wake. You want to edge out about 10 feet to get some speed. This makes the water surface feel firmer, hence more responsive for the ollie pop. Keep your elbows bent and the handle low while edging. Once about 10 feet, flatten out your board and get ready to pop.
Description: Board slides sideways on the water (1 sec. min.)
Category: Beginner Point Value: 130
Tip on performing this trick: A Sideslide can be done either ourside or inside the wake. Usually it's an accident while learning the Surface 180- consider it turning the board 90 degrees on the surface. The thing you need to be careful of is not to catch an edge - can you say face plant?? To aviod such pain, put more weight on your heels and dig that back edge into the water. This might produce some spray... but isn't that what looks most cool!
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