the tantrum is known as one of the easiest inverts to land next to the heelside backroll but it comes with a more complicated edge than the edge you would use for a normal waik jump or back roll a tantrum is a trip flip style invert that requires an edge change at the wake in other words if you approach on your heels you actually flatten the board before the wake and then switch to your toe side edge to pop the trick at first this is a very abnormal thing to do unless you take a few steps to get used to the tripping motion and the trip flip style edge the first step is to practice the edge change and a little bit of the pop with no wake in the picture by cutting away from the wake you can edge out toward the flats stop edging or flatten the board and then cut back toward the wakes to get the tripping motion after your aggressive edge out flatten the board and let go with your back hand coasts flat for a while and then turn quickly or punchy back toward the wakes on your toes and pop up a bit by standing stiff with a touch of ollie off the tail of the board practice this until you feel a tripping back popping motion before moving to the next step the next step of this sequence is a basic backside reentry pop off the wake a backside reentry pop positions you squared up to the wake with only your front hand on the handle just like to take off of the tantrum while at the same time you can Ollie pop off your toe side edge to get acquainted with the edge change you will use during a tantrum attempt for this step don't take an approach sit at the bottom of the wake with bent legs drift up toward the top lean over your toes and then Ollie pop up and out toward the flat stool and back at the bottom of the wake remember this step is to get familiar with the pop of the tantrum only not the approach after practicing backside reentry's and getting familiar with the pop it's good to practice the approach separately from the tantrum attempt so you can get used to flattening at the right time before the wake to get into the squared up position take a wide edge out to set up bend your knees while you coast and then approach the wake at half speed of the normal aggressive tantrum approach a few feet in front of the trough of the wake flatten the board and release your back hand after flattening and releasing your back hands stop quickly at the wake in the squared up position and then do a small reentry pop practice this a few times to get comfortable with the approach the next step is very similar to the last but instead of doing a reentry pop and landing on the outside of the wake you will do a reentry pop and land on the inside awake this helps you square up and pop but it also keeps you moving in the same direction across the wakes as a tantrum attempt use the same speed approach as the last step flatten off release your backhand square up your shoulders to the wake and then pop off the wake in a tall position to do a one wake jump but with a bit of the tripping motion so you fall back a little as you leave the top of the wake to mimic the pop you need for the tantrum remember a tantrum is a one-handed trick so you should have your back hand off the handle before you get to the wake or you won't be able to square up flatten or pop straight up like you need to in order to flip easily practice this sequence before every session of wake to wake tantrum attempts and you will quickly engrave the trippin motion and trip flip edge you will need for this easy to achieve first invert

Wakeboard Instruction: Tripping A Tantrum

45 thoughts on “Wakeboard Instruction: Tripping A Tantrum

  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Thanks For the help! The only problem i have is i land fakie ALL the time when I finish the flip. Any advice why this is happening?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    No Lol. I can't do this trick, but I'd suspect that, just like snowboarding, you do them on the trampoline first. I suggest looking up backflip tutorials for flat ground backflips in order to build proper backflip form on the trampoline (because you can build REALLY sloppy, out of control technique otherwise). Then, once you have them controlled with good form, start to lay them out and wah lah

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    In order to tantrum you have to be able to clear the wake with eas and you have to have a fairly large wake when you are first trying it but i recommend you land a back roll before doing the tantrum

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    question will i be able to tantrum if i have a broken arm and cant clear the wake?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Hey, check out my attempt at a Tantrum too please! The title is "The trip to a Wakeboarding Tantrum (Backflip)" =) I still have yet to try it behind a boat!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    is that a camp boat????

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    i cant backflip and im scared to backflip on a trampoline. should i try this trick?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    I go behind a fish n ski boat and only have a ski pole, is this possible without having a tower?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    If you landed head first you would be more likely to brake your ankles my good sir

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    i did this a couple times i was just pointing the board and going and i was getting wake to wake but i wasnt getting a high but u have to lean against the boat and build tension

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    I used to trip the flip and i got quicker rotation, but i found that i get better pop for bigger tantrums and more time to spot my landing if i actually hit it like a normal wake jump with just a slight squaring off to the wake, extend fully, and just throw my head and back backwards for rotation

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    how dangerous is this trick? if you landed directly on your head would there be a chance of a broken neck?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    what should be the length of the rope?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    3rd time wakeboarding i tried this.. havent been since

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @LearnWake yea forsure, i guess its way easier than trying to throw it

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Can i do this if i dont hav a pole

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Awesome video man! I love just pulling tantrums all the time now whenever I get a chance to ride. My problem is I don't really get enough height, am I coming in too quickly? flipping too early?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @walkthemilkyway Slow down if you're scared but I would just go normal speed. I go about 19ish. I was never close to getting hurt when I first learned at that speed.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @TheRapcity87 jump the wake first, learn to hit it. you will go far when you learn that.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @xXRuss101Xx okay thanks for the advice 🙂

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @pop1it2lock3it do a smooth transition, don't shove the ts of the board into the water, do a slow movement from your heels to your toes… it is all about board control

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @elementBAM9317 not necessarily, if the everything is done correctly the wake will throw you into the flip, that is if you let it… don't hold back and let the wake kick you backwards and spot the water

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    How do you change your edge? every time I change it like that I face plant it

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    What speed should you go while learning?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    the day before i planned on trying this i got a concussion from a wake jump..

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    How many mph should the boat be going when first learning the trick?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    this whole tripping thing makes the whole concept way more confusing! jut feel it out and its all good

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Is it important to be able to do a backflip first?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @MrThirsty15 I have the same problem with doing them on a trampoline but i have less of a problem attempting these just because of being more comfortable on the water.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    when i land it my rope is slack an i get like a whiplash from the boat an cant hold onto the rope.. what am i doing wrong?

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @tandaman12355 Same thing wit me

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @krookedKiller13 yeah, i wakeboard a ton, and i went snowboarding for the first time ever this winter, and the second day out i could already jump and do grabs(: the jumping part feels really similar, but when you first learn either one of them its kinda different..(:

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @iwilleatyou7678 Get a pole

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    haha that makes sence!! the first time i tried it, i thought it would kinda be like a backflip into a pool, but its not even close. i threw my main vertabrea out 11 degrees. i kinda just went for it, i didnt really know what to expect. but now, after watching this, its hella easy!!

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    @ARoweSox18 1st attempt got it thx

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    I learned the tantrum before i even learned the 360. I would recommend the tantrum. I think its a lot easier.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Braces are expensive, but cheap in the long run 😉

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Great video very good explaination. Didn't know about the one hand thing 🙂 hopefully get it right this vacation will let you know! thnx

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    totally agree, i like the practice instructions they give u before u even try to attepmt, gives you better feel and also corrects and bad habbits u may take on by just giving hell and going for the invert

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Yes you change edge to your toes. All trip flips are this way, it feels awkward at first but that is the correct way to do it.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Very imformative video. Best tantrum instruction video on here

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  • June 2, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    gr8 vid! cheers!

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