My First O

Yesterday I did my first O on a slalom trick ski. An O is a handle pass 360. Amy taught me this trick and I worked on doing the following:

  • perform this trick straight behind the boat
  • take a couple of practice pulls (to get a little slack)
  • look at the shore on both sides (head stays up during trick)
  • pull in, rotate quick, keep head up, pass handle, grab handle
  • trick can completed with one hand riding it out forward (but I prefer both)
  • look into the back of the boat at the completion of this trick
  • fast rotation is very important, don’t stop backwards

Woo hoo! I love learning new tricks.