Switch 180 Melon Rewind
Inside one of JD’s go-to style tricks for photo shoots for going on eight years.
Step by Step Take a progressive edge all the way through the top of the wake. When you leave the wake, grab melon and pull the handle to the small of your back, which will spin you about 270 degrees so your back is facing the boat. To unwind, move the handle back to your front hip and twist your hips and upper body back around. Finally, land and edge away on your toes.
Hold On I try to hold the grab as long as possible. I grab it super early off the top of the wake and hold it as long as I can without catching my back edge. I don’t think about letting go until I start to turn back to land.
Get Started I started doing melon frontside 180s and thought it would look cool if I twisted it more out the back. I kept going further and further until I caught my back edge. When you catch your edge, you know you’ve gone too far and might want to slow it up a bit.
Want perfect? PracticeJust because you can touch your board, it doesn’t mean you’ve done the trick to its full capacity. If you want to learn a crow 5, you’re going to practice it until it’s consistent. Just like anything else in wakeboarding, you have to work at making your tricks look better.