Among the different water sports, wakeboarding is probably less known but not for this reason less appreciated. Find out what it is and where to practice it.
Wakeboarding is a water sport that was born from the union between snowboarding and water skiing, it is practiced essentially on board, with which you can slip on the water while being towed by a motorized boat. The best will delight in a thousand acrobatics, but it’s not easy to get started.
Those who are passionate about wakeboarding at sea or in large lakes, which allow freedom of movement and if you are at the beginning is better to opt for the second choice. This is why the lake is ideal to start with, because the area is limited and calmer, Lake Garda is one of the most famous places to carry out special courses, to acquire the basics of this activity and carry it out in total safety.
How can you start practicing this sport?
As in surfing and kitesurfing, first of all it is important to learn to get out of the water, in fact, the body must withstand the traction that is exerted by the motor boat. Therefore, it is essential to keep your knees close to your chest and allow the boat to lift you a little from the water.
Only when the rope is under tension will you be able to stand up and give more strength to the back leg, flexing the forward leg. The most important trick is to keep the rope and bar close to your hip and only then can you begin to relax your arms.
Mistakes not to be made while practicing wakeboarding
Like any sport, it has important contraindications, to which one must pay extreme attention in order to avoid hurting oneself and causing contractures or tears. Let’s see which ones below:
- Never extend your arms during start-up.
- Never get up in the start-up phase
- I move around tilting my chest and body
- never look at your feet
Tips for bending on board a wakeboard
Here are some tips for taking curves while onboard the wakeboards.
This phase involves basic mastery of the board, so you are able to get out of the water and move naturally. All you have to do is learn how to turn, but how?
To make the curves you simply have to move your body weight gently on the side of the board to which you want to bend, then move left to bend left, move right to bend right.
Important advice to always look upwards and in front of you to follow the direction of movement.
Keep your knees a little bent and to make the curves do not just push on one foot, but make sure that all the weight of the body is distributed evenly on the board. Hands are important, like the look, in fact, it is necessary to push the bar slowly down, while the arms are a bit ‘bent.
These are sports that everyone can practice, you just need to do a lot of practice to become better and better. Learning is not easy but not even difficult, but it is necessary to know how to swim. More or less quickly you can learn at least the basics, then it will be the talent itself to emerge inexorably.