Hot Waterskiing & Wakeboarding How-Tos

How To: Perfect your toeside edging on a wakeboard

In this how-to video, you will learn how to get toe side leverage with this edging drill. This will teach you how to edge properly toe-side. If you are edging out in a bad position, this will cause you to use a bad position with muscle memory. If you edge out properly, you will reinforce a good habit so that you naturally use the position. First, stay outside of the wake. Remove the lead and grab your board shorts so you're forced to edge with your rear hand on the handle. You will have to ed...

How To: Properly take-off for a tantrum

Learn Wake demonstrates how to properly take-off for a tantrum wake board move. The tantrum is one of the easiest inverts to land but it has a more complicated edge than a wake jump or a back roll. It requires an edge change at the wake. Approach the wake on your heels so that the board is flattened before the wake and then switch to your toe side edge to pop the trick. First, practice the edge change and pop with no wake. Cut away from the wake, edge out towards the flats, flatten the board ...

How To: Do heelside back rolls while wakeboarding

Fear is the mind killer! Check out this instructional wakeboarding video by one of the UK's top Wakeboard coaches. This tutorial shows you how to do a backroll. Before you progress to a heelside backroll you have to be sure of your heel side edge and your heelside wake jumps. The bigger and better you can get on those, the more chance you have of mastering the heelside back roll. Learn how to do a heel side back roll with this tutorial.

How To: Do barefoot water ski tricks

There are many advanced tricks for barefoot water skiing that anyone can learn. Get tips on how to learn more advanced tricks in this barefoot water skiing video tutorial. Take action: find a water ski school, learn basic barefoot water skiing, and start with beginning tricks. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. A nat...

How To: Perform a front flip on a wakeboard

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a front flip using a wake board. The goal is to take it big and take it out to the flats. Do not cut out as far as you can. Take the handle locked in the same position, comfortably towards the chest. This is held in the same position throughout the flip. As for the body position, notice that the rider is in a comfortable knees bent position. Slowly ride off the edge as you approach the wake. This will lessen the pull of the rope at takeoff. This ...

How To: Perform wake jumps

In this video Pro Rider Matt Crowhurst talks about the wake jumps and what needs to be done to execute them. At the beginning of the video Matt says that in order to execute them one has to mater the perfect riding position, being in ease with moving left and right, inside and hillside edge, crossing and execute smooth turns. For executing wake jumps one has to concentrate on three major areas-1. Starting out wide, cruising along and a flat board.2.A progressive edge3.Holding that edge and po...

How To: Do an ollie when wakeskating

Check out this short but well explained tutorial on how to ollie for beginner wakeskaters. For the ollie, you want to start in the safety position, with your weight even on both your feet, and your knees rolled forward. Think of it as a rhythm of snapping your back foot and sucking your front foot up. Improve your wakeskating skills by watching this instructional wakeskating video.

How To: Learn a back roll without hard falls

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to lower the impact of their back rolls when wave-boarding. This video provides 4 steps that will help the user have a lighter impact when they fall off a back roll. The steps are: air back roll, inside out back roll, one wake back roll and wake to wake back roll. When first attempting each of these back rolls, the objective is to rotate as much as you can and not to land it. Once you have more experience, practice landing each one. This video will be...

How To: Do a heelside 360 while wakeboarding

Check out this instructional wakeboarding video that demonstrates how to crack the heelside 360 with instructor Matt Crowhurst. When you get it right, this move looks absolutely awesome. To learn all kinds of crazy spin tricks, you gotta start somewhere. That somewhere, is with the heelside 360. Master this move and proceed to practicing more advanced spins with this tutorial video.

How To: Cross wake on water skis

Learning to cross the boat wake on water skis can be difficult and scary but is also very fun. Learn how to cross the wake on water skis in this water skiing video lesson. Take action: keep knees bent and arms straight, focus on boat, and pay attention to direction. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. A native of Toro...

How To: Water ski barefoot with a handle

Getting up for barefoot water skiing with the handle is a great start for beginning water skiers. Learn how to get up on the handle for barefoot water skiing in this water sports video tutorial. Take action: keep feet crossed and take your time waiting until comfortable to pull up. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. ...

How To: Water ski barefoot

Getting up for barefoot water skiing is made much easier with a boom pole. Learn how to get to your feet with the help of a boat boom in this barefoot water skiing video tutorial. Take action: keep holding the boat boom, don't get on feet too fast, and stand into position slowly. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. A ...

How To: Do advanced barefoot water ski tricks

Once you can stand up and barefoot water ski, learn some basic tricks to impress your friends and family. Learn how to do basic barefoot water skiing tricks in this water sports video tutorial. Take action: learn one foot barefoot water skiing, keep feet and arms bent, and begin with slow and steady movements. Paul, the instructor of this how-to video, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes...

How To: Slalom water ski

You had better have excellent balance if you're looking to try slalom water skiing. The water sport is a lot like regular water skiing, except with one caveat: You'll be balancing on a single water ski. Both feet point forward and stand on the ski for optimum speed and control.

How To: Cross wakes on one water ski

Crossing boat wakes on one water ski can be very difficult and takes a lot of practice. Learn how to cross wakes on a slalom ski in this water skiing video lesson. Take action: keep balanced, avoid leaning to the side, allow rope to move you around wake, and avoid big bounces. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. A nat...

How To: Stand up on water skis

Getting up on the water on water skis is difficult for first timers but can be very rewarding. Learn how to get up on water skis for the first time in this water skiing video lesson. Take Action: do not pull arms, keep knees bent and arms straight. Paul, the instructor of this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. A native of Toronto, Canada, he is...

How To: Move from slalom to barefoot waterskiing

Transferring from a slalom water ski to your bare feet can be difficult but is one good way of learning to barefoot ski. Learn how to transfer from a slalom ski in this barefoot water skiing video tutorial. Take action: keep toes lifted, move quickly, and put one foot on the water first. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the s...

How To: Water ski on one ski

Learning to drop a water ski and go from two skis to one ski can be difficult. Learn how to switch from two water skis to one water ski in this water sports video tutorial. Take action: keep balanced, transfer weight smoothly, and keep toes touching water. Paul, the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is a current member of the Canadian National Barefoot Water Skiing Team. He also teaches bare footing in Florida. He lives, eats, and breathes the sport. A native of Toronto, Canad...

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