Switch 180 Nosebone
Nothing says style like taking tricks big and into the flats, and few tricks look better than a huge nosebone.
Step by Step You want to wait just a hair before grabbing this one. I wait until my board is at about a 90-degree angle off the top of the wake. Grab the nose and try to pull the board into your hip while straightening your back leg out as much as possible for the poke.
Keep Control If you let the handle get too far away, you’re going to fall on your heels a lot. Focus on keeping the handle in your hip and make sure you get your chest back over your toes so you land on your toes for a soft landing.
Go Big Once you have grabs dialed in, the only place to go is bigger. But before you start taking grabs big into the flats, make sure you can go big into the flats. Practice taking big wake jumps into the flats without grabbing your board. When you’re comfortable, slowly add on grabs like melons, tails pokes and indy shifties. As you start to go bigger, the more you let the handle out, the harder it is to keep your board underneath you, so make sure to keep the handle close to your body.
Shake Things Up When I’m trying to get something perfect, I don’t just go out and do the same trick over and over. That would get boring. There are sets, however, where I’ll work on learning new grabs and big, floaty tricks without ever doing an invert.