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The board under water method of getting up on wakeskates is recommended for more experienced wakeskaters. This method involves more balance and control of the board. To begin this method, the skater positions the board perpendicular to the boat and stands on the board as he holds onto the tow line. A keen sense of balance is required before the boat begins to accelerate to keep the board in position. As the boat begins to accelerate the board will start to rise out of the water naturally. The skater keeps his knees slightly bent and pushes up through his heels to a standing position. As the wakeskate emerges from the water the skater puts added pressure on his rear foot and the board begins to rotate.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|