How to Do a Wake 360 on a Kneeboard

There are many tricks to learn and do, when you ride a kneeboard, but first you will have to learn how to ride it.

Steps

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    Learn to ride a kneeboard. To successfully perform tricks on a kneeboard you need to be comfortable and confident.
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    Make sure your knee's are pressed firmly but comfortably against the padding at the front, and the boards strap is sitting on the tops of your thighs and is tight and comfortable.
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    Find a speed that you feel comfortable riding. If you go too fast, you will panic, too slow you might sink because your board will not sit right on the water.
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    Practice crossing the wakes at "high" speeds, not the speed of the boat, but the speed at which you cut across to the side.
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    Learn and practice doing a 360 between the wakes, just going straight and try doing a couple in a row. Find what direction is best for you to turn. When you are comfortable doing this, sit near the wake and do a 360. Try to do it just inside and outside the wake, to get the feel for the water, as you are spinning.
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    Start the 360 by moving your left hand all the way to the side then spin your body and grab the rope with both hands then taking off your left garb with your right and complete the motion
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    Merge all the steps together. Move from one wake across the other while spinning around.

Tips

  • Practice, practice, practice! Don't give up. You will stop falling once you get the hang of it.

Warnings

  • All water sports are dangerous.
  • Attempting any of these steps could result in serious injury or even death.

Things You'll Need

  • A Ski Boat with Driver and Observer.
  • A kneeboard. Preferably not a beginner's board; the fiberglass kneeboards are excellent!
  • A ski rope
  • A big patch of calm water like a lake or dam.

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