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Beginner Wakeboarding Tips

Find out how to do a deepwater wakeboard start, which foot forward, frontside and backside tips and tricks, gear care, and more. Learn tricks such as the bunny hop, heelside and toeside moves, method grab, ollie, surfing, slides, and more.

Beginners Guide to Wakeboarding
Everything you need to know before you go wakeboarding for the first time behind a boat, including information on buying a wakeboard, setting up the bindings, deepwater starts, basic skills, and more.

Getting Started With Wakeboarding Email Newsletter
If you'd like to receive information to get you started with the sport of wakeboarding, subscribe to this 12 day email newsletter. You'll learn about purchasing equipment, setting up your wakeboard, basic wakeboarding tips, buying a boat, and more.

Getting Started In Wakeboarding Email Newsletter
If you'd like to receive information to get you started with the sport of wakeboarding, subscribe to this 12 day email newsletter. You'll learn about purchasing equipment, setting up your wakeboard, basic wakeboarding tips, buying a boat, and more.

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.

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.

How to Generate Speed on a Wakeboard
Generating speed on a wakeboard can help you with the proper set-up before pulling off tricks.

Mini Pro Indo Board: Product Review
Great wakeboarding balance training device that does not require a boat.

"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.

Deepwater Start
From your About.com Guide, information on how to position the board, where to put your knees, and when to stand up.

WakePhysics- Instructional Book
This book will fit in the glove compartment of your boat, so it is easily accessible each time you go wakeboarding. It is water-resistant, it floats, and it is made of a very durable synthetic material. In it you will find100 different tricks, from beginner to advanced.

How To Enhance Your Boat's Wake
Here's how to make the boat's wake larger so that a boarder can jump higher.

Progressive Heelside Edge
Learning the wakeboarding progressive heelside edge is an important skill in wakeboarding.

Which Foot Forward In Slalom Waterskiing and Wakeboarding?
Use this as a guide to decide which foot to put in your front boot.

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.

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.

Beginner Tricks
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.

Grab Index
Shows you all the grabs. Just point your mouse over the specified areas. From Wakeboarding Magazine Online.

Heelside 360
One of the most classic tricks in wakeboarding. Watch this trick as an animated image or as an AVI movie. Tips from Wakeboarder.com.

Method Grab
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.

Sideslide
WakeWorld gives you tips on performing the beginner trick of a sideslide, complete with a video clip.

Surf Carve
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.

Wakeboard Singapore Tips
Information on equipment, getting started, wake jumping, beginner tricks, and more.

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