Yeah, Raleys are cool. So are S-bends and tantrums and vulcans. But spin moves are by far the most underrated wakeboard maneuvers on the trick list. Incredibly stylish and a lot harder than most of the invert tricks, spinning is an area of riding that everyone always needs to work on. Why? The handle pass. It's incredibly easy to throw off your axis when you've got both hands behind your back trying to pass a handle. And it's not just 360s and 540s either. It's and mobes and Pete Roses and Raleys-to-blindside.
"Spin moves are fully cooler than inverts," says spinmaster Thomas Horrell. "Once you can throw a flip you can huck yourself and huck the board around and make it almost every time. A spin is so much harder because you'll miss the handle or pop off weird or something. So much more can go wrong. Besides, spins get the chicks. Yeah, spins are neato."
Still have doubts? Well, take a look at Byerly's 720 in the new Skurf's Up video. If that isn't fully the most insane move you've ever seen in your life, maybe you should think about taking up a new sport.