Last Saturday i finally got my chance to go wakeboarding.. the nervous and excitment mixed like a potent cocktail… i went with three others who were more expereienced.. luckily they were all very friendly and helpful… of course watching them just made me even more eager to be up to speed…
right now than… my first try… yikes.. i was calm.. i knew i’m gonna suck.. so i tried to plan it properly..
Feel the force from the boat… check.. the resistance from the ready position and the power from the boat made me feel like i’m in a tug of war… and i was just holding on to the rope.. wasn’t even gonna try to get up..
Attempt to get up… double check.. something about not pushing with my legs instead lifting with my thighs and ass.. its was excellent i got up.. but because of the shock and i was too busy staring at my board that i forgot to get into the correct boarding position.. kinda last for 1-2 secs..
for the rest of that particular round i failed getting up.. the board submerged into the water - i think it was because my ready position wasn’t tight enough so my board was too low.
second try.. i was told to look at the sky and not be amazed by my accomplishment untill after the run ended.. easier said than done for me haha.. i got up a few times.. had the board in the right position.. but my posture wasn’t striaght enough.. altho i think my normal walking posture is probably the reason.. i tend to sloach…
Third try.. i managed to get up on the first go i had my head look stright at the boat gave my friends stupid look like i bloody did it.. i’m on the boarding… for 4-5 sec.. and then i let go forget why.. i was so chuffed.. the down side now… because i managed to get up and stay on.. it got my blood pumping.. and i was too impatient and kept messing it up.. in the end of that round i think my arms got tried…
I’m happy still with my over all performance.. downside to the expereince, drank a lot of salt water eww… been sore for a few days…. i think there is a next time.. who’s know maybe i’ll be up long enough for my mate to take a photo hahaha