Beginner Wakeboarding Tips & Tricks
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How To Buy the Right Wakeboard for You
The definitive guide to help you find the right wakeboard to get started in one of the most exhilarating sports on the water.
Before You Buy A Wakeboard
Buying your first wakeboard can be a tough decision. There are so many things to consider: board manufacturer, size, features, bindings, etc. Here are my picks for the best beginner boards.
Which Foot Forward on a Wakeboard?
Use this as a guide to decide which foot to put in your front wakeboard boot.
Wakeboard Binding Set-Up
Instruction on how to set up your bindings on a twin tip wakeboard. Learn the proper stance for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Illustrations available for reference.
Wakeboarding Deepwater Starts
Wakeboarding Deepwater Starts Instruction About> Sports> Waterskiing/ Wakeboarding with Julie Bostian Your Guide to one of hundreds of sites BUYER'S GUIDE
How Fast Should You Go?
There are so many activities you can do behind a boat, and each works best at different boat speeds. Use this feature to determine how fast the boat should be traveling.
How to Grip a Wakeboarding or Slalom Waterskiing Tow Rope
Knowing how to properly hold a wakeboard tow rope will help you gain speed and execute tricks.
Jumping the Wake on a Wakeboard
The key to a good wakeboarding jump is not determined by how fast you cut to the wake, but rather, your progressive edge towards the wake with a tight tow line. These instructions will help you jump the wake on a wakeboard.
How to Spin a 180 on Wakeboard
Learn how to do a 180 in its many forms with this simple step by step instructional.
Progressive Heelside Edge
Learning the wakeboarding progressive heelside edge is an important skill in wakeboarding.
How To Wakeboard at a Cable Park
Learn the basics of getting started and hitting ramps at a cable park.
Wakeboarding Ropes, Line Length and Boat Speed
When wakeboarding, the rope length has a lot to do with how you will perform behind the board. You want to pick a line length that you are comfortable with in jumping and clearing the wake.
"Wakeboarding...On The Edge" - Book / CD ROM Product Review
This book / CD ROM combination offers instruction on the basics of wakeboarding, as well as jumping, and also focuses on the more complex moves of rotations, and an experts only section.
Mini Pro Indo Board: Product Review
Great wakeboarding balance training device that does not require a boat.
How To Enhance Your Boat's Wake
Here's how to make the boat's wake larger so that a boarder can jump higher.
Beginners Guide To Wakeboarding
Learn about the basics, stance, bindings placement, deepwater starts, switchstance start, crossing the wake, and jumping the wake. Information from Wakeboarding New Zealand.
Crossing wakes, surf the wave, air, bunny and surface hop, sideslide, surface 360, and more from Wakeboarding New Zealand.
The Fundamentals for Advancement
There are a few basic fundamentals that are the key to all tricks. Once you master them, any move is possible. Here is the explanation, from WaterSki magazine by Charley Patterson.
Dave's Wakeboard Troubleshooter for Beginners
Information on equipment, getting started, wake jumping, and more.
Shows you all the grabs. Just point your mouse over the specified areas. From Wakeboarding Magazine Online.
One of the most classic tricks in wakeboarding. Watch this trick as an animated image or as an AVI movie. Tips from Wakeboarder.com.
Classic boardsports trick that is very popular in skateboarding, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. Watch this trick as an animated image or as an AVI movie. Tips from Wakeboarder.com.
Ollie Blind 180
Can be used as a stepping stone to learning a wake to wake blind 180. Watch this trick as an animated image or as an AVI movie. Tips from Wakeboarder.com.
WakeWorld gives you tips on performing the beginner trick of a sideslide, complete with a video clip.
Not really a trick, more of something you can do to have fun while riding. Watch this trick as an animated image or as an AVI movie. Tips from Wakeboarder.com.
20 Tips for Instant Wakeboarding Success
Want to shorten your learning curve? Here are 20 tips from pro rider Cobe Mikacich and Boats.com. Includes the gear, driver, getting up, jumping the wake, learning to spin, and your first flip.
Understanding Wakeboard Design
A look at some of the basic elements that go into wakeboard design, including the rocker, sidecut, outline, rails, fin placement, channels, and bindings.