View Full Version : First 2 inverts landed in 2 weeks!

08-17-2006, 11:53 AM
This has been an amazing year for my riding. I finally got the BLZ to try back roles again this season. After about 5-7 crashes, I started to land them. Now I land them about 9 out of 10 times. By the end of that same week I started to try Tantrums. Again, after about 5-7 crashes, landed my first one this morning! Now it's onto 3's, but let me tell you - at 38 years old these crashes feel like I got the crap beat out of me. What has helped the most is riding with a buddy who is 21 and can land all these tricks consistently. Video tape yourself and ride with someone who can give you a couple pointers and you'll see an incredible improvement.

By the way, I've been riding behind a couple different boats this season. A couple 05 and older VLXs, an 02 X2, and an 02 Malibu LSV, and the wake behind my 06 X2, with an extra 1,000 lbs of ballast is the best wake there is. I know there's a degree of personal preference, but the pop I get is unmatched by any other boat.

08-17-2006, 11:56 AM
Congrats:woohoo: I love the wake behind my 06X2:D

08-17-2006, 12:02 PM
That is the kind of confidence I want to feed off of. I am the same age and have not mustered the BLZ to try any invert. Congratulations!

08-17-2006, 12:13 PM
The key (at least for me) is committing to the trick. You can't land a back role or Tantrum if you don't commit to getting you're feet over your head. Good luck, and like I said, video tape and some trampoline time will do wonders.

08-30-2006, 05:23 PM
I'll steal Hoosier Bob's line: