Ben Wilson explains some different techniques for successfully doing a Un-hooked frontside reverse.

 

Basics to jump strapless with a surfboard. Don't try to jump high and grab the board for the first attempts. The wind helps you to keep your feet screwed to the deck, so think "I've got to feel it and use it to soar".

Ben believes that in the right conditions un-hooking is the ultimate feeling in riding the waves. In this instructional he shares a few tips for the first timer that wants to give un-hooking a go. 

The bottom turn is the most important move in riding a wave. Having a solid bottom turn is essential to improving other areas of your wave riding. I will now explain how to do a bottom turn in SIDE SHORE wind. When you are on the top of the wave you want to have your kite at around 12 o’clock. But to ride down the face of the wave with as much speed as you can, you have to send your kite down before you are going down the face. Just before you arrive on the flat part of the wave, you will then send your kite back up to 12 or 1’oclock, to help you to keep your speed for when you are going up the wave to hit the lip or to do your top turn. In your bottom turn, bend your knees slightly, and lean on to your toe side edge to initiate the bottom turn. Your weight should be evenly distributed between your front foot and your back foot. Hold your line, keep your knees bent, and when you come off the flats on to the transition, shift most of your weight to your back leg. Push on your back foot in order to gain as much speed as possible while driving up the wave. " 

Another cool video of Nick Jacobsen’s “Trick of the day”. This one featuring Jeremie Tronet’s lowmobe

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