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Learn about Wakeboard Terms and Wakeboard Terms Tips
by: David Hagermans

Wakeboard Glossary Terms can help you in understanding the sport better

You need to be aware of few wakeboard glossary terms, if not all. Wakeboard is a specialized sport, so are the terms attached to it. If you were not aware of the wakeboard glossary terms then you would face a lot of problem in handling various activities during wakeboarding. Try to get familiar to as many terms as possible as it would help you immensely in communicating during the sports. These terms are used in wakeboarding and without proper knowledge you won't be able to convey the message to someone else. As a result, it would create a lot of problem for you to carry on with the sport.

Some of the important terms related to wakeboarding are as follows:


Sometimes a wakeboard boat circles around and crosses back over the wakes that it creates. This is at about 90 degrees and causes the wakes to converge resulting to double sized wakes. This is called Double-Up. If the timing from the rider is perfect then he will be able to get more air than normal during these situations.


The extra weight added to the wakeboard boat is called ballast. Fitting in fat and heavy sacks or stuffing more people to make the boat heavy enough is called a ballast. It is done to help the boat to cause more wakes. Moreover, there are some boats equipped with ballast systems that are filled with water.

Butt Check:

It is a particular position when a rider lets his butt or bottom touch against the water. This is done so that he can remain riding.


The top of the wake is called the lip of the wake.


It is a type of fall, which makes you catch your toeside edge, which ultimately results you to fall very quickly with your face slapping the water hard.


On realizing, that you won't be able to complete the trick, when you give up then that it is called bail. A trick may not always turn out in the way you would want it to happen. You may fail due to too much air or loosing control.


The term is used to define a situation in wakeboarding, when you are riding the boat in standard riding position, however traveling in the other direction. This is hardly done as it requires you to change the position of your foot. The term “fakie” is also popularly replaced by the term "Switchstance". It actually means that the person is riding the board with the opposite foot forward.


The turbulent water present in the center of the two wakes is called whitewash. The wake itself may contain whitewash and that can make it difficult for the wake to hit because it would be less clean.


A substance that is slippery, which assists you to get your feet into bindings. There are specially made lubes but a number of people use Vaseline, shaving cream or soap as an alternate.

Raley-Based Tricks:

The tricks done with your body extended back and the board above your head is called inverted flips. They are built off the Raley and are called Raley-Based Tricks

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