good morning lads and lassies and welcome back to the YouTube okay so today we're gonna do we're gonna learn the first ever flip in my opinion that you should learn on a wakeboard in saying that I have to put in a disclaimer this is not the first flip I ever learned but now that I'm older and then I'm wiser and I have a doctorate in wakeboarding I now know that this particular flip in my experienced opinion is the one I go and learn what is it I hear you ask so as much as I'd like to keep the clickbait to the end of the video the first flip that I would learn is a toeside backroll for the sake of this video we're gonna learn it on the kiku but I also strongly feel that if you're gonna learn any type of flavor on the boat or the cable or the winch or whatever other type of wave form there is I would go with a toeside backroll so when it comes to the toeside backroll there is a bunch of fundamentals that you're gonna need the main ones being hitting kickers obviously toe side kickers ideally switch your side and switch toe side then of course you're gonna have to be able to do a back flip for obvious reasons and a lot of people don't like flipping backwards however it is so much easier and I wish I knew this at the time because when you're flipping backwards you can see a line in the hallway whereas if you're flipping forwards you're completely blind so if you can't do a back flip I'd suggest go into like a safe environment I know like a diving pool or a trampoline gymnastics place and learning it correctly and then go back to a pudding there's also one massive key ingredient and that is having a set of boss I don't care if it's a basketball a football we need to just man up and go for it because it's so scary and I know that you're scared of hurting yourself but I promise you'll be okay if you follow these instructions and just go for it we're gonna start with literally how to do it from start to finish then I'm gonna break it down to make it easier for you to learn and then I'm gonna show you how you can improve on it afterwards so first off how to actually toeside backroll the ideal scenario is to have a setup like this where you have a small kicker and a big kicker however I know not every cable park has that it really doesn't matter the small kicker just makes it a little bit less scary but actually a big gig is probably easier let's take the small kicker you want to have a nice edge up to the kicker now the tip that I would say is actually take your backhand off the handle like ten feet away from the kicker what that does is it kind of straightens up your body which means when you go to flip it'll just work better trust me on that one I swear then as you approach the kicker just like any toast I'd hit you want to flatten off you also in my opinion should go a little bit lower then as you ride to the top of the kicker and this is so important always take off at the top of the queue that is the the safest thing if you're afraid of getting hurt as long as you wait till the top the kicker you'll be 110 percent perfect as you get to the top of the kicker you want to stand up tall just like you would on a trampoline or like jumping into the water you want to stand tall up with your chest you want to kind of look back and this is the ticket don't look sideways either way trying to spot it early just have trust in yourself for that one second and look straight back and as you look straight back and you're leaving the kicker soak up your knees right up into your chest and just you can almost even grab your knee with your back hand then you'll spot the landing and that's kind of why this trick is the best one to learn first because once you spot that landing if you think you're going to over flip you can layer your body if you think that you're like not going to make it around then suck up nice and tight and you'll flip faster so that's kind of like the trick and the magic of the toeside backroll once you spot the landing bend the knees get your head off of the far shore and then obviously like claim in do all that stuff you got to do it because everyone likes a good claim I did it first so moving forward how can you actually like that's how you do it but how can you go about learning it so the first thing I'd say is if you do have the small kicker or again on the big kicker for the first one just don't even try hold the rope so as you get to the kicker literally wait till you're on it but once you're on it throw away the rope and just try to your backflip the reason we do that is because it just doesn't hurt and it takes away the fear it teaches you the rotation it also feels incredibly like a trampoline and so that's that's kind of the mindset with that do that four or five times you gain so much confidence I promise as you get it coming to the next stage you want to actually try and hold onto the handle now I said it briefly a minute ago but when you're actually hold onto the handle I think grabbing your back knee at the same time helps you to kind of just stay tucked in and flip a little bit faster then when you're gonna try it the common mistake I always see is people's heads they kind of don't look back they jump back but they keep their like I don't know what these muscles are called but they keep them like really like tight you can tee to relax and like really feel yourself free no but seriously try and let the hair go back instead of saying tense that's gonna get you extra flip the only thing people do is they leave their legs behind and that is basically like I said before the longer you open the slower rotation rotation rotating so yeah try and restock those knees off because that's going to help flip you it might take a few few attempts to kind of get the timing of that but once you figure it out you're gonna be amazed how easy it is I'd actually say maybe try the first one on a small kicker but a big kicker is probably actually gonna be easier for this one and just gives you more time in the air so we're gonna do one quick rehab because I love a recap because sometimes I talk too much and I just like to make it pull a point so here's how to view a toeside backroll in bullet point form approach the kicker on your toes take your back hand off then as you get about one foot from the kicker you want to actually go lower with your knees Bend down a bit and flatten off on the board as you get to the top of the kicker stand tall chest up to the skies look back over your head suck your knees up to your chest as you take off when you spot the landing then be prepared to improvise either talking smaller to flip faster open up to flip slowly spot the landing then you want to look straight to the shore get your head up bend the knees the landing and boom-shaka-laka you've nailed it I think that might have been a lot to take in but Susi guys that is just what I go if I'm sharing this plenty of other opinions on what you should learn first but I just from my experience and actually teaching people I wish I was too scared to the backflip for so many years I could actually do I'm gonna tell you now I think I could do heal five switch feel 525 switch to five backside 180 everything before I had even like honestly before I had the balls to do a tantrum so I was super scared of going backwards but I wish I had them in because it's honestly so much easier and so yeah I hope you enjoyed the video and I hope it gave you a bit of a laugh and I hope it also encouraged you to go out and try it because it's not that hard it's only water at the end of the day and as long as you wait to the top of the kicker or if you're on awake to the top of the wake you will be okay and AF fingers crossed you even landed and but for now guys thank you so much for watching thank you so much for the support we're growing like literally like 300 subscribers a day at home which is pretty insane I'm very grateful so thank you so much for the support and the lads and lassies we're growing growing at a rapid pace and it blabbering on good luck with the toeside backroll and thanks for watching

Learning to Flip on a Wakeboard!
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29 thoughts on “Learning to Flip on a Wakeboard!

  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Where do I get one of those shirts?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Some day I’ll can 😔 i don’t trust myself when I’m flipping so I turn my body anywhere, don’t know if my head turns or If i need some more speed on edge or something else 🤷🏻‍♀️ so frustrated !!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I’m regular, I’m used to doing a kicker on the right side of the track. Is it still possible on a kicker on the other side or should I get used to doing it on the left?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I tried it and broke my foot when i landed in the water…that was 3 days ago…how is this possible🙈😂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Soo much helpful. Next project after my scarecrow 🔥 yeeeeay!! I thought I really need 2 balls for real 😂😂😂 I almost say, shite I need to buy them first? 😂😂😂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    This season i will try the backroll 👍🏻🏄🏼‍♂️ i hope i will survive🤣

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Yoo man thx for this, this is my goal for 2019

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I keep spinning backside halfway through the flip… any tips?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    David,

    Why is a TS back-roll the easiest?

    To me I would have thought it would be easier to attempt a HS back-roll first?…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Does it make a difference what foot you have in front?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Thanks for making this video, I'm gonna give it a try and ill post a fast clip of all the fails haha (and hopefully a landing)

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Nice one. Maybe I´ll give it a shot soon.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    i wouldn't say these tricks are not dangerous. i've torn my ACL 3 weeks ago when i changed my mind during a tantrum (which is kinda similar to this trick and i did well many times before the accident). please let me amend this video with an advice: do these flips when your're 100% committed and nothing disturbes you just before (or during) the trick. you can get serious injuries very easily if you loose focus even for a little moment

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    How fast should I go to go wake to wake on an Outdrive? ive been doing around 20mph but cant clear it… should I go up David?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Hey Dave. Rad vid! If this was on boat, would it be a tantrum? I always say the backroll is easier but the tantrum is less painful to learn. Would you still recommend the toeside backroll as a first flip? Or would you go tantrum/backroll. Cheers!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I’m twelve and want to flip so I am thinking of learning a tantrum. What do you think. Ps come back to Bundalong in summer.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Haha “I did it first.” I agree JD Webb is cheating you out of it

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Hi dave im hidde and i am 15 years Old and i am trying cromo but i Can not get the to blind in .Any tips?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    @David OC Could you write the Wake location in the video Information? I would totally apreciate it 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Excellent! When are you visiting us in Switzerland? https://youtu.be/AA-4uDJCRZA

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I think your the coolest person I know

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Thanks Dave. Gonna try soon.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I learnt this one first awell

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    What kind of rope du you use?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    boom shaka laka… was going to ask same about the shirt

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Great Vid David, I have been binge watching so many of your videos and I can wait to get back on the water and try out some new tricks. Quick question though: I have a Tomcat MB 2017 Wakeboarding boat and I am trying to figure out a good speed and rope length, any tips?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    I used to try and get into different type of sports and/or hobbies a lot. Always trying to find either a community, a website.. forum.. youtube.. whatever, something to grow into. But every sport that had any of those representing it always made it feel like a "insiders only" type of sport/hobby. David, you're awesome at both representing the openess of the wakeboarding community and taking everyone on a journey into it. Thank you and keep it up!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Dave, why do you feel this is easier to land toeside versus healside? Most are more comfortable on their heels after all

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  • June 1, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    whats the difference between the backroll and a tantrum?

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