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Toeside Backside Melon 360 With Jimmy LaRiche

May 3, 2012
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Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence
Jim’s Toeside Backside Melon 360 photo sequence

In this wakeboard how to, Jimmy LaRiche shows you the keys to a super-stylish spin.

Try These First

It all starts with fundamentally sound toeside wake jumps. From there, start with a solid toeside backside 180, and then move on to the 360 and even a 540.

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Go Step by Step

Give yourself a lot of room outside the wake, then take a nice progressive edge into the wake. Dig into the wake a little more and really focus on riding all the way through the top of the wake. Start rotating backside as soon as you’re in the air, and let go of the handle with your back hand so you’ll have more time to grab melon. Once you come around the 180, focus on pulling around for the landing.

Stay in Control

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Good handle control is key to this trick. Keep your handle level and into your front hip during your approach and as you leave the wake, and keep it close to your body throughout the trick.

Add Some Style

I like to really poke out my front foot as far as I can once I grab melon. I try to hold the grab for as long possible before going around to 360.

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As told to: Vanessa Horneo Photos: Joey Meddock

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