Well the 2012 World Wake Surf Championship is almost upon us and to acknowledge that fine institution, we’ll present a short post on James Walker wakesurfing this wakesurf trick; a grabbed, boned, ollie Indecision. There is a short unedited youtube video, we’ll never win any awards for videography, but you’ll never question if a trick was actually landed or not, you’ll see it in the video.
This will be a rather busy week for us here at Flyboy Wakesurf, we’ll be heading down to Parker AZ for the 2012 WWSC, so posts may be sporadic. We do hope to bring you some details and pictures from the event, so stay tuned! We understand it will also be broadcast live, and you can watch that at the CWSA website. This series has proven to be remarkably supportive of the riders and the sponsoring companies and groups. We really appreciate that genuine effort to grow the sport.
Ok, onto this wakesurf trick the Indecision, it’s a backside 180 into a surface frontside 180. Stopping the rotation like that is crazy hard and then bringing it back forward, is working against the natural desire of the fins to spin the other direction. Here are some selected sequence shots, as always, double click on any individual picture and you’ll be taken to our Flyboy Wakesurf Webshots album, where you can see the whole trick in sequence.
Here is the entry into the trick, it looks to be a normal ollie 3, nose high and you can just make out James left arm reach for the slob grab.
Fingers wrapped around the rail to complete the slob
Working hard to get that front leg boned before hitting the lip, super stylin’ this trick.
Once James Walker hits the lip, he’s gliding back down the face to complete the backside 180 part of the trick.
At the bottom of the wake, James is setting up to do the frontside surface 180. You’ll see the board is starting to engage the fins and the angle of attack is changing. This picture is really a great view as to why we place the Canard fins in the position that we do. Many manufacturers have copied the “twinzer”‘ish fin pod, that we use, but not the exact location, toe and cant…and looking at this picture you’ll now know why we place it where we do!
Leading with his head, James starts to look over his opposite shoulder. For that brief moment he is wakesurfing revert and blind.
Here you can see the rotation pretty much set, and at this point, the board will flip around quickly.
You can see the board coming around FAST!
Next shot shows the board 90 degrees around!
…and bringing it back home!
Here is that short unedited clip we referenced above, and like we say, we show it all, if ther trick shows up in the video you’ll know if it’s landed or not.
Thanks so much for following along! We appreciate it. We hope to see everyone in Parker at the ’12 WWSC and be sure to say stop and say Hi! We also want to post a few pictures of riding the final laminated LSS wakesurf board, so we hope you’ll check back for more this week!