Late melan grab TS/BS 1801. The key to the toeside backside 180 is not letting the board pitch over off the wake. Keep the nose pointed up, then spin. If you let the nose dip over and point down after you leave the wake, you will be pulled over on the landing. 2. It might […]
Melan1. This is a good one to try as a half-cab (riding switch back to regular). When you grab the board, move the handle away from the landing-side wake to help you stay in position. 2. It will help to bone out your front leg so you can grab the board farther back toward your […]
Melan Roll to Revert1. Instead of the tall position used in a normal progressive back roll, bend your knees a little as you set up for your edge. This position will allow you to use your legs at the wake to get the grab. Remember, it’s not “seated” and it’s not “tall,” it’s in between. […]
Level: BeginnerThe melancholy, or melan, grab is with your front hand between your feet on the heel edge of your board. You may do this one half-cab all the time, but try doing it regular to make it a little harder.
Grabbing melan is as simple as a Saturday Night Fever dance move: Go down with one hand behind you and thrust your pelvis up to the beat of the music. Actually, melan is far easier than that, so if you pay attention, your friends will think you’re the John Travolta of the waterways next time […]