Higher Learning - Wakeboarding
In our May 2013 Issue, we provided you with a “How To” with Oli Derome that was quite impressive. This article is one that universally applies to all riders. Regardless if you remember seeing it in last May’s issue, it’s time to review it again as we enter the 2014 season. Keep improving out there folks!
The backside 180 is a great trick because you can make it your own in so many different ways. It’s a simple trick so you don’t have to worry about handle passes, which lets you focus on holding a good grab and ratcheting up your style. Here are some ways to do a proper backside […]
A heelside back roll is one of the simplest inverts out there, and it’s probably one of the first flips people learn when they get on a wakeboard, but you can take this trick to the next level and make it really stylish with a few tips. Here are some steps to take your back […]
Wakeboarding can be a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To some, wakeboarding is heading to the cable park, and to others it is enjoying glassy days on the river. To Rusty Malinoski, wakeboarding is more about double-ups…
The method is a difficult front-hand grab, but it’s also one of the most stylish grabs you can do, so it’s well worth the work to add it your arsenal. Here are a few tips that make a method easier to learn, and then a few things you can do to take your method to […]
I’m pulling the 2013 Red Bull Wake Open on July 5-6 with the Malibu Wakesetter 22 MXZ. The Wake Open is a progressive contest with lots of different disciplines, but traditional boat riding still takes center stage, so the Wakesetter 22 MXZ’s pull has to be perfect for every rider. Here are a few things […]
A tail grab can be one of the most stylish tricks out there when it’s done right. Of course, everyone puts their own flavor on a trick, but there are some definite dos and don’ts, and I’m going to run you through some fundamentals and how I’ve been adding a little extra on my tail […]
There are plenty of things that can make or break your set. Since we know you’re looking things that fall into that latter category, we tapped a handful of Malibu Boats pros to tell you how they set up for their perfect session. Raphael Derome, Amber Wing, Cobe Mikacich and Chad Sharpe all threw in […]
Sending mega moves through the atmosphere and into the flats begins long before you strap on your board. Physical and mental preparations need to be made. You must abandon all hesitation. Trepidation is your enemy. You need to acquire a mindset of complete confidence and full commitment. In the wise words of Jedi Master Yoda: […]
What sets the world’s best riders apart from the rest of the field is their ability to adapt to anything. Adaptation on a wakeboard can encompass the numerous disciplines: rail riding, contest results, kicker tricks, free-riding prowess, etc. Zoom in closer and you’ll find adaptation and variation within each of those disciplines.