If you’ve been getting into kneeboarding and are trying to learn different tricks, it’s definitely time to take a look at how to jump the wake on a kneeboard.
You’re definitely going to want to learn how to jump the wake, because this is one of the quickest and easiest kneeboard tricks that you can pick up, so let’s take a look.
How to Jump the Wake on a Kneeboard
It’s actually a whole lot of fun and you’re going to have the ability to try out new things and really be unique about it too.
1. Set Up Your Kneeboard
Set up your kneeboard as you would normally to ride. You want to make sure that you have the right amount of slack but not too much. Make sure you have your board securely attached as well.
2. Wait for the Wake
Wait until you have a few feet between you and the wake. This is the period where you’re going to need to start making your moves to actually make the jump.
3. Turn Toward the Wake
Turn toward the direction of the wake but make sure that you still stay out wide. You want to have a bit of distance to keep the line just right and you also want to make sure that you still hold out from the boat.
4. Let the Boat Pull You Into the Wake
Allow the boat to pull you into where the wake actually is. You want your knees to be bent to make sure that you’re going to have the right balance when you actually get there to make your jump.
5. Keep Your Rope Tight, Knees Bent and Arms Straight
Keep your rope tight and make sure that while your knees are bent you still have your arms completely straight. Bending them takes away from the power that you’re going to need.
6. Edge Away from the Boat
Start to edge away from the boat by digging the back of your board into the water. This is going to give you just the right edge when you’re working on your jump.
7. Hold the Handle Tightly Keeping Your Speed
Hold the handle of your tow rope as tightly as you can and make sure that you keep your speed going. You want to make sure that you’re fully prepared for the wake when you hit it.
8. Straighten Your Legs as You Hit the Wake
Straighten out your legs as you hit the wake. This is where you’re going to get some air and it’s also where you’re going to have a whole lot of time to do something really fun.
9. Perform Your Trick
Take advantage of the time you spend in the air and make sure that you try out some really fun tricks while you’re at it.
10. Keep Practicing!
As you spend some time working on the process of jumping the wake, you’re going to learn how to perfect the process.
Not only that, but you’re going to have a whole lot of fun learning how to do different tricks and make the most of the time that you spend in the air.
It’s all about practice and when you take the time to try it out, again and again, you’re definitely not going to have a problem jumping the wake (and maybe even showing off a little).