In this wakeboard how to, Shawn Watson shows his stylish take on a traditional flip.
Go Step by Step
It’s easier to get a solid grab on this trick if you take it wake to wake, so approach the wake with soft and steady edge. Right as you leave the top of the wake, dig in a little harder to get plenty of straight-up-and-down pop. Try to get the grab as soon as you leave the wake and hold it all the way until you spot the landing. Roll your body off the wake, go for the grab, look for the sky, give a good tug on the handle to get it around your head and then come around for the landing.
You need to have all your basics down, from regular to switch and all possible 180s and 360s. When you first attempt it, slow your boat speed down and shorten your rope. Once you get it down, let your line out and bump your boat back up to your normal riding speed.
Get After It
You can’t be lazy on this trick, so get aggressive. Grabbing mute makes things a little awkward, so you have to be forceful when tugging the handle and whipping it around your head — almost like a whirly bird.
Mix It Up
Most guys take this trick more end-over-end as a flip, but I like to take it out the back, more like a spin. Check out the sequence, and you’ll see that the board never really goes above my head.
Once you get a solid mute roll to revert, try taking it to another 180 for a mobe. Or try it toeside and go for a mute scarecrow.