We aren’t big fans of the current state of the naming convetion for wakesurf tricks, really who talks like that? Revert ollie 180 to regular switch backside? For purposes like this, where we have to refer to it, something like a wakesurf trick the half corkscrew would be so much more fun, plus so much less sanitized or clinical. You’d swear that the current naming convetion required delousing and hermetic sealing before stating the trick name! The end result of that verbose naming convention is that we’ll lose the rich history of these early pioneers of the sport. There is no legacy, presumably in an effort to be PC or accurate or whatever nonsense it is. Let’s be honest revert ollie 180 to regular backside switch is just freakin’ boring! A naming convention created by old men! No one will remember who first landed it or named it, because it will be devoid of ownership, like describe a piece of lumber – yeah that’s a 1/2″ thick 4′ x 8′ OSB. Blech. Completely without personality, plus 10 years from now will you care who named it the 1/2″ thick 4′ x 8′ OSB? No, of course not, because it’s utilitarian, the end.
So the half corkscrew! Right??!!! It’s an ollie entry, but the board is revert and then instead of finishing the ollie oop, it stops the rotation at 180, the board is then regular and the rider backside switch. Here are a few selected sequence shots. You can double click on any of the pictures and it will take you to our new Flickr sets, but we just aren’t too good at Flickr, yet, so the pictures are in there in reverse order, ONE day we’ll get them in there in the right sequnce!
The revert ollie in, notice the fin as an idictaor of the board being revert.
Landing down on the lip, but you’ll notice that there is less effort to spin, so James Walker is concentrating hard at not rotating 360.
Stopping the rotation at 180, is hard! The tendency is to want to bring the wakesurf board around the full 360, it’ similar to a back big, stopping the rotation backside switch is harder than allowing the board to come fully around and the rider wind up regular.
Don’t slide out! James Walker is using the rails to make sure the board is sticking and you can see his focus on keeping the wakesurf board in the face.
…and gently bringing it back home.
You can watch the trick in this short unedited video, there are a few others also, but this will give you an idea of how it looks in real time. It’s almost at the end of this wakesurfing video.
…and a closing surf style wakesurfer shot!
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