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 Learn to Ride a Wakeboard and Ride a Wakeboard Tips 
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Learn to Ride a Wakeboard and Ride a Wakeboard Tips
by: David Hagerman

Learn to Ride a Wakeboard by getting your basics right

Despite the risk involved in wakeboarding, there is no harm in desiring to learn to ride a wakeboard and get the thrilling taste of this popular water sport. Just like any sport or adventure, wakeboarding too has some basic tricks to offer that when fully mastered can transform you into a wakeboarding pro. The secret of enjoying wakeboarding is to feel comfortable doing it.

When you learn to ride a wakeboard, the first thing is to decide which will be your leading foot. The ‘lead foot’ is the one you put forward while riding a wakeboard and this alone could determine how successfully you will surf the wake. Finding out the lead foot needs a simple exercise. Just ask someone to give you a push from behind and observe which foot comes up naturally to prevent your falling, for that one should be the lead foot.

You can do this in yet another way. Spread some water upon a polished floor and walk over it to chance upon a slip. While you will be sliding and falling, one of your feet will instinctively come up to catch you from falling. After you have found out your ‘rescuer’ lead foot, you can go ahead and think about the other aspects needed to learn to ride a wakeboard, namely getting up on the wakeboard, staying on it, and riding it.

When you ride a wakeboard, the things that will keep you securely fastened to it are the wakeboard bindings. Always check that you are tightly attached to your board before venturing out in the waters. Next, you must concentrate on the right way to get up on the board. You can prevent falling off from a speeding boat by lying back in the water with your wakeboard in front of you.

This mechanism works because of the virtual weightlessness in the water. Start by developing a squatting position by positioning your knees, arms, and hands for getting a sitting ride. Maintain this posture for some time after the boat has started and assumed speed. By keeping your toes in a pointed state, soon you will find your body automatically pulled atop of the wakeboard

Once you gain confidence about your position upon your board, maintain your balance by putting more weight on your back foot. This will point your wakeboard towards the boat and gradually pull you up on your feet. If you want to learn to ride a wakeboard as skillfully as other riders, keep your shoulders squared with the boat and your knees bent forward to absorb the jerks. Remember to clasp the wakeboard handles low near the hip of your lead leg.

After getting your wakeboarding timing and approach right, focus on getting the right wakeboard gear. A large, broad wakeboard with good back fins, a short rope measuring 15 meters and a buoyancy vest are some of the basic equipments needed for successful wakeboarding. It is equally important to start in a slow pace and increase the speed of the wakeboard boat gradually, keep your front and back feet at proper angles and place your arms coordinated with the knees.

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