Wave 1

  WAVE 1

Complete simulated wave routine for a 100 yard hill

Backside turn sequence
Drop and backside turn
Cutback part one
Cutback part two: the turning kickstall
Walk and hang five
Side slipping or tail swing
Backpedal
Kickout backside

 

Backside turn sequence


Scrolling sequence top to bottom should give you the sense of it.

 

Drop and backside turn

The backside turn and cutback uses the entire width of the road. The skater gives a couple of good pushes and gets in the drop position. The drop fades frontside all the way over to the edge of the road.

As the turn starts to go left across the fall line, the skater's weight is shifted back on the tail and onto the inside heelside rail. In this kind of tail turn there is mostly carving and some pivoting. The nose is light, the front wheels or just the inside wheel grazing the ground.

The board comes across the fall line, or center of the road, and heads back uphill. At this point the front hand is pointing uphill, and the skater looks uphill, using these movements to project the board back uphill.

 

Cutback part one

The skater cuts back in the other direction, going right. As a cutback, a frontside kick carve is executed. This means the wheels come up higher and there is more pivoting. It is a quicker turn than the bottom turn.

He lands the board and redirects back to the left, preparing for part two of the cutback.

 

Cutback part two: the turning kickstall

Next is a kick stall that turns backside and heads down the hill, simulating the turning away from the whitewater to head back down the line. From a narrow stance, right on the tail, he wheelies and turns left at the same time to "kickstall" the board. This is not a turn uphill. You don't want to slow down too much.

The skater drops the board from the kickstall and immediately steps into a cross stance.

 

Walk and hang five

From the cross stance off the kickstall he walks up the board, taking three more steps to wind up in a hang five. The knees are bent to keep the weight back.

The hang five stance puts the back foot on the front trucks and the front foot hanging off the tip. Very little weight is put on the front foot.

 

Side slipping or tail swing

The side slip stance is a parallel stance on the nose with the arms held in front. The tail is very light and can be swung right and left behind with the heels.

 

Backpedal

After a few moments of sideslipping, the skater half shuffles the back foot onto the front truck to stabilize the board. He then walks back on his board four steps (second backpedal step not shown).

 

Kickout backside

He gets down low and begins to wind up his upper body, in this case clockwise. This sets up the backside kickout.

He throws his front hand back counterclockwise and his weight back and down onto the tail. The board wheelies and comes around, ending up pointing up the hill.

After dropping the board, he touches down on one knee as if kneeling to knee paddle out. From this position he will pick up the board and walk up the hill.

 

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