Super double ups (triple ups)
Of course, with any extreme, there is the ultra extreme - and that's the super double up. Super double ups build the wake up even bigger than the regular double up. Riders don't do these too often because, as Cobe Mikacich explains, it's tough to get in between the rollers to hit the super with much speed, but he goes on to add, "Super double ups are the bomb." To drive a super, you first put a kink into your path - sort of a quarter turn, then straighten out and come around back through where you put the kink. The boat should kind of go through the side of the peak so the main wedge hits the wake where the rider will be.
Just Hit It
Getting the timing down to hit the double up right when it peaks is the hardest thing. The best way to get this timing is to first study what you are about to hit. Get your driver to do a double up. When the boat is coming back around, you'll notice there will be four rollers you'll go through. The first is a small, worthless one you can ignore. The second two are the big ones, one of which you'll want to hit, and the fourth is another small one. Most riders hit the second roller (the first big one) but some go for the third. Cobe says he usually hits the third unless there are a lot of people in the boat and the boat has a big wake. If that's the case, he goes for the second wake.
You'll probably want to go at the first big one. Dave Briscoe says the easiest way to hit it is not to cut at the wake, but let wake come to you. Stay on the inside of the turn about a foot from the wake. As the boat goes through the rollers, go over the first, then turn the board toward the apex. What will happen is that the wave will move toward you and the peak will hit you. Because the wake is so big, it is wider than you are used to so if you cut at it, you'll probably get there too early. You want to be launched off the wake right where it peaks up. Briscoe stresses to learn how to let the wake come to you. Start at one foot out, get it consistent, then move wider and wider until you can take a full cut at the wake and still hit it right.
Your First Tricks
After you hit it, do something with it. If you can consistently get good air off the double up, then try to do some hits where you control your board position in flight. Get air then practice getting the board flat in the air for the landing. Once you can do that, start off trying simple tricks like 180s or 360s. If you can already do these off the wake you can stall them out and do them with more style off the double up, and if you aren't hitting them off the wake, they'll come easier off the double up. The good thing about the double up is that it eliminates the pull of the boat. This makes it easier for rotational tricks. Without the double up you have to edge really hard and have a lot of pull on the boat. The double up gives you the height without the tight line. Another difference is the double up creates a really steep wake, so when you hit it, make sure you adjust your wake so the board will ride up and off the wake. If you are leaning too far forward you might mush through the wake instead of launching off it.