So you've mastered the basics of wakeboarding tricks and you are ready to
move on to something more advanced? If you think you're ready to try your
hand at the more complicated maneuvers on a wakeboard then consider the
following top ten wakeboarding tricks to test your skills.
#1 Top Wakeboarding Trick
First is the Crow Mobe which is a toeside front roll with a frontside 360.
This is actually one of the easy mobe tricks that you can do on a wakeboard
and if you do it correctly it will impress anyone watching. This trick can
even be done without having to gain a lot of air and you can choose to do it
without a mid-air handle-pass to make it easier as you get used to the
trick. Before you try the Crow Mobe it is a good idea to be good at rotating
scarecrows fast and be able to effortlessly do toeside 360s both with and
without passing the handle.
#2 Top Wakeboarding Trick
The Mobius which is a heelside backroll with a front side 360. This was the
first mobe trick done on wakeboards, but it is very difficult to remain
consistent when doing this trick so you don't see many people, even
professionals, doing it today. So by doing this trick you will definitely
gain admiration and respect from people who are watching you. Before you try
this trick you should be able to do roll to reverts with a short cut and
good height. You should have strong handle passing skills and be fluent in
performing heelside 360s.
#3 Top Wakeboarding Trick
Then there is the Tantrum to Blind which is a tantrum with an indy grab and
a backside 180. This is a very difficult trick that requires you to have
both skill and grace. It is also another one of those wakeboarding tricks
that is very difficult to become consistent with. Although once you master
this trick it is a very beautiful looking trick. Before doing this trick you
should have a strong understanding and ability of the wake-to-wake tantrum
and the ability to do a backside 180 which requires you to land wrapped.
#4 Top Wakeboarding Trick
Fourth is the Elephant which is a scarecrow with a rewind 180 performed
backwards to forwards. This trick is very similar to the scarecrow except
you pull the board back just before landing instead of landing switch. To do
the Elephant correctly you must rotate and look like you are doing a
scarecrow instead of a toeside front roll. Before doing this trick you
should be able to do toesides that require hard edging, be able to do big
wake jumps toeside and have the ability to do large scarecrows.
#5 Top Wakeboarding Trick
Next is the Front Flip which is an end over end cartwheel style flip. This
is considered a more advanced trick even though it is a classic invert
because of the fact that you can grab in different ways to both make it your
own and also add big style to the trick. Before doing this you should be
able to make large wake jumps heelside, do cartwheels on the ground or on a
trampoline and be very comfortable going upside down while moving.
#6 Top Wakeboarding Trick
The sixth trick is the Half-Cab Roll which is a switch roll to revert. The
roll to revert is probably the second easiest invert a wakeboard can learn,
but landing switch makes it a little bit harder than the easy inverts. You
can add style to this trick by choosing to grab melan, mute or nose. You
should be able to do a back roll, be comfortable with a heelside 180 and do
big wake jumps before attempting this trick.
#7 Top Wakeboarding Trick
The comes the heelside backroll which is easily described as a reverse
cartwheel. The backroll is one of the easiest inverts to do on a wakeboard
and in fact this is probably the first trick you learned. After you have
developed proper technique and edge the backroll is actually quite easy, but
then a lot of tricks will be built off of it. Before moving on you need to
master the backroll by being able to edge hard and progressively, make large
wake jumps and have practice going upside down on a trampoline.
#8 Top Wakeboarding Trick
Next is the Scarecrow which is a front roll with a frontside 180.This trick
can be done either small or big. The hardest part is the approach and pop
off the wake. You should be able to edge hard and progressively toeside and
master the toeside 180 before attempting this trick.
#9 Top Wakeboarding Trick
The Tantrum is a heelside backflip that is a classic wakeboarding trick and
one of the first inverts many will attempt. This is one of the first trick
in wakeboarding history and is similar to doing a back flip on a trampoline.
You can build on the trick by grabbing in different ways for style and build
on it with harder trick such as the Whirlybird. Before attempting this trick
you should have good edge control and be comfortable performing aggressive
heelside cuts and big landings.
#10 Top Wakeboarding Trick
Lastly there is the whirlybird which is a tantrum with a backside 360 while
rotating the handle above your head. If you perform this trick right it can
be one of the most beautiful tricks in wakeboarding. Basically you have to
perform a tantrum with a backside 360 while keeping the rope over your head
instead of passing the handle. You should be very comfortable performing
Tantrums before you attempt to do this wakeboard trick.