Oh, we just noticed that tomorrow is 9/11, the anniversary of that terrible attack on American civilians. We are writing this on the 10th, with a publication date of the 11th. Our prayers for all of those brave men and women that continue to fight for our freedom and the families that lost loved ones in that attack.
Let’s wrap up shuv week with the surf style back big. This is a 3 shuv with a body varial, done simultaneously. The trick has it’s origin in skateboarding and was done in the skim style divisions for years. James Walker was the first rider to land the surf style big spin on a surf style wake surfboard.
We haven’t seen any 5 shuv’s on a surf style board, the late release would make that an incredibly difficult trick and it’s crazy hard on a skim style board without that late release. As you know, a surf style board with significant fin depth requires the wakesurf board to be pretty far off the wake before the 3 shuv is thrown and that also delays the release of the fins from the wake. The typical surf style 3 shuv in the big spin, goes higher in the air. Also, skim style board have hard rails, all the way around the outline that release, well basically all the time. Most surf style boards, like James’ Flyboy Wakesurf board have a rounded or soft rail forward. Water wraps curved surfaces and that soft rail forward actually grips the wake and further causes the surf style back big to be thrown much later than on a skim style board.
Here is a few selected shots from our Flyboy Wakesurf webshots album. You can double click on any of the pictures and it will take you to the full album so you can see all of the sequence shots in our surf style back big album
…and a few frames ahead in the sequence, James Walker bringing it home backside switch.
Isn’t that wakesurf trick,just killer? So you can see thw whole trick performed, here is James Walker landing the surf style back big behind our Supreme V226 on his Flyboy Wakesurf board, in this short unedited clip. We prefer to post unedited clips, because it allows you to see the actual riding and when the trick is landed. It’s so easy to edit out the fall and as is all too common in this sport is the lie by omission, or simply that sort of manipulative behavior. In fact we’ve seen some industry insiders that are actually proud of that sort of behavior! We hate it, so you’ll only get the real thing here at Flyboy and our videos reflect what actually happens.
Thanks for following along here at Flyboy Wakesurf during Shuv Week! From the wakesurf trick shuv-in, shuv-out sequence to a surf style big spin We have a few projects in the works that we want to share with you and then delve into the a slightly different method of construction. We here at Flyboy Wakesurf are always testing new methods of construction,to stay on the cutting edge of development so that we can offer YOU, the most technologically advanced wakesurf boards. We want to share with you some research we’ve recently done and then later, explore this new technology. We want to close with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche the noted German scholar and Philospher in late 1800′s.
“No one lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.”
Friedrich Nietzsche quotes