Common Wake Boarding Techniques

Wake boarding is fast gaining popularity among water sports enthusiasts along with water skiing. Individuals wishing to surf on water bodies where there are no waves take advantage of the breakers created behind a speedboat. The boat tows a rider on a wake board.

A Ronix wakeboard is made of a light material such as foam or wood blended with resin. The light material makes it buoyant. A coating of fibreglass adds strength to the board. There are metal screws for attaching bindings or fastenings and fins at various points.

The board skims over the surface of the water with a speed of about 25 miles per hour behind the boat’s wake. It jumps over the waves, reverses and spins up to 1260 degrees. The rider stands on the board with his feet secured by the bindings and follows the motions of the board.

An experienced rider can jump off the water surface to perform a tail-over-tip flip with the board.

Putting your Better Foot Forward

You must settle upon which foot to place forward on the board before going out on the water. It is vital to choose the foot that you instinctively put forward when somebody pushes you. If you place the other foot in front, while on the board, you may find it difficult to maintain balance.

Configuration of the Fins and Bindings

You may configure the fins and the bindings and position them according to your preference. In addition, there are different types of fins used for diverse tricks. For instance, shallow fins are suited to a rider trying surface tricks. Small-sized moulded fins at the centre reduce dragging effect.

To avoid disabilities if in case you suffer from any mucle injuries, contact a physiotherapist.

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