We are going to teach you how to do the wakesurf trick, ollie indecision. This wakesurf trick doesn’t look hard, but it’s really significantly difficult because you are stopping the rotation and you have to surf the board almost diagnonally using the flow of water up the wake, remember there is no push and that’s part of the reason this trick is possible. The wake surf board is positioned to capture the flow of water up and against the nose of the wakesurf board.
Now, we’ll show a short unedited clip at the end and you can see the trick done through completion by James Walker, but also you can see the sequence shots by double clicking on any of the pictures and you’ll be taken to our Flyboy Wakesurf webshots albumn, and you can step through the individual pictures for the whole trick.
Ok, so the trick starts with an ollie 3, but a little subdued. You don’t want to engage the fins and have the board over-rotate into a 360, that is one of the hardest parts of this trick, you need the upward thrust up onto the lip, but not too hard and also you don’t spin it too much like you’re trying an air 3, easy does it for the entry.
The nose is extended so that you have a proper ollie, but James has really toned down the entry, no air under the board here.
Now in this next picture we are going to point out a few things. Our Supreme has a solid lip, but also a great transition. If your boat has a really steep wake with no transition, you might want to skip this trick. You’ll be coming down the wake backwards, tail first. Your wakesurf board doesn’t have a really sizeable amount of tail rocker, so on steep wakes, your tail will most likely stuff into the flats. We love the transition on the V226, you may have read the misstatement where the transition dictates the lip quality. Total bulls@#&. But a too steep wake is very limiting, that’s for sure. Fall on your 360′s because the face is vertical? Pretty common, this trick will magnify that problem 100 fold. With a sweet transition, like on our V226, you’ll be able to slide back down the wake, revert.
The next picture is crucial for the completion of the trick, but also it should help you dispell some of the myths floating around about wakes. James has shifted his weight forward to bury the nose into the wake faace and the reason is that there is NO PUSH, all of the force is coming up the face and that allows James to pop the tail out of the water so that the fins clear. You’ll notice that the nose is below the tail in that shot, so that there is an “incline” towards the nose. The smaller surface area of the nose requires a bit more of the board to be in the wake and also flattening the nose rocker to capture the lift from the wake face. What would happen if there were actually push from the back of the wake? Right, the nose would bury and this trick couldn’t be done. So ignore the erroneous statement about “push”, and feel for yourself where the forces of the water flow are actually moving.
Again transition is what allows this trick to happen, once the wake surf board has surfed down the wake face SLOWLY and it can be done SLOWLY because you’re using the upward flow of the water to let you down gradually, if it were push, there would only be FAST! The water flow is UP and backwards. Once the board is down with the nose reaching the transition, you’ll transfer your weight to the back foot, engaging the fins and simultaneously start looking over your leading shoulder. The indecision is a backside rotation INTO a frontside rotation so you want to spin frontside and James will look over his leading or left shoulder to bring the wakesurf board around frontside.
Rotation is initiated and now it’s time to get back on the gas! You’ll lose all of your momentum because you’re spinning the board and you’re down in the flats, the fins will have engaged awake from the wake face where the lifting forces are at work, for most wakes. Some have a ton of lifting in the flats because of a deep trough, but most don’t. So, get on the gas and back into the wake face as you finish up the remainder of that last frontside 180.
The driving forward and the fins engagement will spin the wakesurf board around and you’ve basically completed the Ollie Indecision at this point.
And a little pumping magic and you’re back into the wake.
Here is a short unedited clip of James Walker nailing that ollie indecision along with some other tricks.
Ok so we want to tell you why this trick is possible with the Flyboy Wakesurf board. The Flyboy uses a unique twinzer/C-5′ish fin pod that is moved significantly forward, so the fins don’t snag in the flats. If you are wanting to surf backwards, revert trailing fins will engage in the flats way too quick and spin you out of control. Also the Flyboy Wakesurf board has a really unique shape. It’s flat out the back, no V, no channels nothing to negatvely impact the board as it slides down the face of the wake. Also the tail is round’ish. It clears the flats, and the wake face, allowing you to do the spins necessary for this sort of high end trick, wider, more angular tails tend to grab and invariably prevent smooth rotational tricks. Now James has mad wakesurfing skills, but with sufficient practice and the appropriate wakesurf board you could too.
We would caution you on your wake, if it’s too steep with tons and tons of ballast, you’ll have a hard time sliding down the face as there won’t be much to balance the nose of the board on, the gradual transition affords you that ability.
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