April 2, 2000

To get the right lift for a tantrum, take a wide progressive backside approach with more weight on your front foot than rear. At the top of the wake, look at the shore you came from while letting go with your rear hand. Looking at the shore causes your shoulders, hips and board to be parallel to the wake which will kick the board directly over your head, causing you to do a true back flip. As you leave the wake, lead the rotation from your hips and chest, looking straight backward. Your body will follow wherever your head goes. Three-quarters of the way through the rotation, pull on the handle with your lead hand bringing the board underneath you. To prepare to land, it is important to keep your chin and head up and looking at the horizon.


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