Air Roll to Revert

Tips by David Ngiam
Video : Bomb Padiwat
Photo : Bomb Padiwat

If you got your Roll to Reverts consistent, the Air Roll to Revert isn’t too difficult. The basic thing you have to remember is what gives you enough air to land the trick is the amount of line tension you have built up (like with most other inverts).

Firstly, try surfing the wake a little and get a feel of how the line tension builds up each time you cut away from the wake. When you’re ready to hit it, cut away from the wake digging your heels to built up more tension and when you feel that the line tension is at its strongest just cut up and away like you would on a normal roll to revert, but really focus on keeping you handle low so that its easier to spin around it. The landings pretty much the same as a roll to revert just with a little more slack in the line after landing it.

The hard part is getting the timing right for the pop. Just when you feel the line tension tight enough, don’t rush the pop, but kind of scoop up and away. At the point when you scoop up, you should be standing pretty tall. It might help to start first by trying a one wake roll to revert from the inside to out.

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