In this wakeboard how to, Josh Twelker’s keys to the style standby.
Before progressing to a method, you should have a poppy heelside wake jump with a solid melon grab under your belt.
Start with a snappy, progressive edge. Keep your hips up as you hit the wake and push hard off the top of the wake with your legs so you get plenty of pop.
Get the Grab
Once you’ve left the wake, let go of the handle with your front hand and bring the board up for the grab. When you have the grab, bring your front knee in as close as possible while turning the board 90 degrees so it’s facing the boat.
After you’ve passed the height of the move, let go of the grab and spot your landing. Let the board drift back underneath you, keep your chest up and absorb the landing with your knees. Try to land with your front hand back on the handle.
Make It Unique
Once you have a solid method, work on making it your own. My favorite way to make a method look unique is to drift it out back. Another great variation is to take it to a frontside 180 or for something harder, try taking it to a backside 180.
As told to: Vanessa Hornedo Photo: Rodrigo Donoso