As with any air trick, loading the line and edging are key. Start at the trough with a progressive edge away from the wake, putting more weight on your front foot than your rear. Look at the shore you came from when ready to throw the trick to square your board and body. Be prepared for a shore pause at this time. (You can see a good example of this pause in Photo 1 – Shaun’s board digs into the water, almost stopping his momentum.) With more weight on your lead foot, lift with your rear foot and push off the water with your toes. From here it’s just the same as the whirlybird (next page). The key is the setup. It may help to learn this trick as the boat turns. It helps you keep the rope tight while rotating and increases your momentum for rotating the trick.