Here's how to get power in your wakeboard, hydrofoil, or kneeboard towrope for big air to jump wakes.
Time Required: 5 seconds
- "Loading the line" means creating tension in the rope, giving you a good, solid cut towards the wake.
- The cut begins outside the wake. Only a few feet are needed between you and the wake.
- Start with a slow turn back towards the wake.
- Stay wide until the boat begins to pull you naturally to the wake.
- Make sure the line/rope is tight.
- Arms extended.
- Keep a solid grip on the handle.
- This is when the cut (edging the board in the water away from the boat) should begin.
- To create maximum rope tension while progressing towards the wake, lean away from the boat, while digging the back rail or edge of the board in the water.
- As you progress in your cut, your speed towards the wake will increase.
- Maintain the speed until you reach the bottom of the wake's arc, or at the wake.
- Stand tall.
- Remember to straighten your legs when you hit the wake.
- When loading the line is done correctly, you should feel a pop off the wake, giving you enough air to complete your trick prior to landing.
- You do not have to be way far outside the wake before you begin your cut. Being too far outside may create too much speed. The pros only need a few feet to get maximum air.
- Make sure you can comfortably cross the wakes in both directions before attempting jumping the wakes.