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The Roll to Revert

April 2, 2000
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Level: Intermediate

The progressive cut is important on this one, as is edging all the way through the wake. Try to edge all the way up the top while moving the board out and away from the boat. If you want to grab melan , initiate it as soon as you come off the wake with your lead hand. When you’re learning the roll to revert, though, it’s best to keep both hands on the handle and in close to your body. Look up and away from the boat over your back shoulder. After you start spotting your landing, give a little more pressure with your back hand to bring your body around another 180. Keep your knees soft through the rotation to make it easier to control the landing.

Rider’s Tip:

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If you’re over-rotating this move, as many people do, you’re cutting too hard. Try edging in solidly from about 10-12 feet from the wake and going up first before you begin the roll.

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