a slower boat speed is good for learning around 16 miles per hour once you're up and riding just relaxed keep your stance low knees bent and weight equal on each foot keep the handle close to your leading hip your lead hip is the same as your lead foot let go with your back hand this is a good position to find your balance and will let your board track smoothly on the water on each side of your wakeboard there's an edge each board has a heel side edge and a toe side edge the heel side edge is behind your heels the toe side edge is in front of your toes a heel side edge is when you place the pressure of your weight on your heels and push the board into the water leaning on your heels will initiate heel side edging the toeside edge is when you place the pressure of your weight on your toes and push the edge of the board into the water leaning on your toes will initiate toe side edging practice slowly rocking from one edge to another and linking small s-shaped turns in between the wakes you want to keep a low center of gravity and your knees should always be bent this Cora athletic stance is responsive and essential to every level of riding let your knees work as shock absorbers letting your legs come up underneath you remember to keep the board on edge and also keep lean on the line to avoid the inevitable base plant

How to wakeboard basics and board control by World Champion Darin Shapiro

6 thoughts on “How to wakeboard basics and board control by World Champion Darin Shapiro

  • June 1, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    I might be getting a wakeboard for Christmas

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  • June 1, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    Aloha,
    magnificent film!
    Have a nice day 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    I have slalomed my whole life and want to try to get into wakeboarding. I am faceplanting alot. What does keeping lean on the edge mean?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    finally i found a video about board control with proper explanation..thanks man

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  • June 1, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    Thanks so much for making this.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    bro, no offence but that intro ripped my fckin ear drums apart xD

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