So we got a chance to do a little wakesurfing over the weekend and James Walker landed another new variation of a trick, the off-axis, boned, Ollie 720. You may remember the Off-axis, boned ollie 3 that James nailed, a bunch of posts ago. Not sure that “posts” is a good measurement of time, but you understand. Principally what James Walker did was add to a standard ollie 3, but doing the entry off-axis and boned out and then tacking on a surface 3 to the to make up the 720.
This is the off-axis, boned part of the first ollie 3, you can see the bottom of the board is flat’ish to the transom of the boat, a different orientation to a normal ollie 3.
The other difference, is where James is rotating into the second 3, to make up the 720. In an ollie 3, James would just stop here, rather than leaning into the 7.
This short unedited clip shows the full wakesurfing trick. It is the second trick in and you can watch James Walker land it.
Cool, huh? This is the progression that James Walker is bringing to his wakesurfing.
As we reviewed that trick and the associated pictures, video and then thinking back over the last two contests, we are really liking the wake we have on the Supreme V226. We know this will be a tad bit spammy and we apologize, the various online sources are filled with hype and spam about wakesurf boats.
If we may, a wakesurf boat wake should help you land tricks, at least in our opinion. Learning new tricks is hard enough without the boat you surf behind making them prohibitively hard! Right? Would you prefer an environment that is an ally or an enemy? We’ve read so much crap about steep or huge or long and you know what’s missing from that? Oh right, they can do an air, maybe some variation of an air 180 and a 360. Regardless of what boat you surf behind, or what wakesurf board you ride, the wake should help you, not hinder you and we think one of the most significant indicators of a “GREAT” wake is what you see landed behind it. Right? What’s that old addage, the proof is in the pudding. Not to take anything away from James Walker, we don’t mean to suggest that if you ride a Flyboy behind a V226 you’ll ride like James Walker, who is literally one of the best surf style riders around, but the truth is, without those you most certainly won’t.
Thanks so much for following along and listening to our editorializing.