Wakeboarding Trick Glossary

The following tricks cover both boat and cable riding.

Surface Tricks

Surface tricks are tricksthat are performed while the board is on the surface ofthe water.


Backside Butterslide: Rider turns the board backside 90 degrees and grinds the wake.

Backside Butterslide 180: Rider turns the board backside 90 degrees and grinds the wake. Rider then grabs the handle with opposite hand and does another 90 degree turn in the same direction.

Backside Start: Rider gets up in a backside position where the backside is facing the boat.

Body Slide: Rider lies back onto the water.

Butterslide: Rider turns the board front side 90 degrees and grinds the wake.

Butterslide 180: Same as regular butterslide but with an additional 90 degree rotation inthe same direction.

No Hander: Rider puts handle between knees, then lets go with both hands.

Nothing Butterslide: Rider puts handle between knees while in a butterslide.

Perez: Rider carves outside ofthe wake and slides into a surface 360.

Potato Peeler: Body Slide with fin release.

Powerslide: Board isturned backside 90 degrees in the flats. Fins are broken loose. If done correctly, it creates a huge spray.

Surf Carve: Rider cuts back and forth in the wake in a surf carving fashion.

Surface 180: A 180 degree turn on the surface ofthe water.

Surface 360: A 360 degree turn on the surface ofthe water.

Tumble Turn: Rider lays back on water, board is taken out of water and above the head,body isspun around backside and the rider stands back up onto feet.

Grabs

Grabs are the essence of boardsports which really allow riders to define their style. A grab is performed when a rider grabsthe board in variouslocations with their hand.


Canadian Bacon: Rear hand,toeside grab, between feet,through legs.

Chicken Salad: Front hand, heelside grab, between feet, through legs, arm is twisted, lead foot is boned out.

Crail: Rear hand, fronttoeside grab, back leg is boned out.

Indy: Rear hand,toeside grab, between feet.

Indy Nosebone: Rear hand, toeside grab, between feet, bone out your front leg and point it back to where you came from.

Japan Air: Lead Hand grab in front of front foot while board is brought up so its perpendicular to the water.

LienAir: Lead hand, heelside grab, board pushed in front ofrider, back leg boned out.

Melancholy (Melan): Lead hand, heelside grab, between feet, front leg is boned out.

Method: Lead hand, heelside grab, between feet, board is brought up to waist.

Mute: Lead hand,toeside grab, between feet.

Nose: Lead hand, grabbed on tip ofthe board.

Nuclear: Rear hand, front heelside grab, back leg boned out.

Palmer: Lead hand,front heelside grab with a twist.

Roast Beef: Rear hand, heelside grab, between feet,through legs.

Seatbelt: Rear hand grabsthe nose ofthe board acrossthe riders body.

Slob: Lead hand, front toeside grab, back leg boned out, board rotated 180 while in the air.

Stalefish: Rear hand, heelside grab, between feet.

Stiffy: Board is brought out flat in front of the rider. Typically done with an Indy or Roast Beef grab.

Tai Pan: Lead hand,toeside grab, between feet through legs.

Tail: Rear hand, grabbed on tail of board

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