Posted: Aug 06, 2013 9:46 am Post subject: Side "Gliding" on nose/tail edge like a boss
I've always tried this to no success, anyone cares to give some hints on how to learn it? After watching the video for 800 times, i'm still not sure about the physics of how this is actually possible..
Parks Bonifay at 00:52 of this vid... you'll know which trick i'm talking about
I've never tried it but I would guess you could ease into it by making a hard toeside cut and put increasing weight on your front foot. You wouldn't want much if any fins. I see kiteboarders do it all the time. It's easier there because the pull is coming more vertically. _________________ You have just entered the twilight zone.
Its hard to tell from the camera angle, but he has to have a lot of outward force where the nose of the board is generating lift laterally. If you were to take a pict from the boat, there is no way the board is perfectly vertical, it has to be at an angle, and that slight angle at that speed must be enough to keep him out of the water.
I would be willing to bet this is only possible for a short duration when you're cutting hard away from the wake, or on a turn like this video shows. I may have to give it a try, but the falls look like a bitch. _________________ You have just entered the twilight zone.
The first few falls from trying this is gonna be awkward and scary as all hell, but I think if we look at it more rationally, even if the "nose corner" on the toeside touches down and pulls you into water, your board would be pointed parrallel to the boat travelling direction, so probably not a proper edge catch. *touches wood*
unfortunately i'm still out of commission and require second surgery on my knee, i can only wakesurf as if i was any good
Please, fellow riders, work on your core muscles and techniques when you're off the boat! And try to work this bad ass trick out and report back
ive actually been trying this a bit this summer after i saw it in a few magazines and some online videos. I think its called a soul carve?? not sure but thats sort of what i picked up. for me i have been carving hard away from the wake toeside then put lots of weight on my front leg and dip the nose down and carve on that like its the heel edge. It works a little but its hard to keep it like parks does but it seems like he is doing it during a turn which would give you enough outward momentum to keep carving. Unfortunately i may not be able to give it another shot this summer but I forsure will next summer i think this is one of the sickest tricks out there.
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