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Wakeboarding Terms

FAKIE: Ride the board facing backwards.

AIR KRYPT: An air raley, except this manoeuvre landed in a fakie (backward) position.

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

SWITCHSTANCE AIR RALEY: An air raley, except this manoeuvre is started and landed in a  fakie (backward) position.

AIR RALEY: Hit the wake and allow the body to swing up overhead. Swing the board and the body down and land on the other side of the wake.

TANTRUM: Back flip over the wake.

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

Roast Beef: Rear hand, heelside 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, front toeside 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.

Seatbelt: Rear hand grabs the nose of the board across the riders body.

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

Slurpy: Rider approached the wake with both hands behind back and performs a toeside backroll with a backside 360

Lien Air: Lead hand, heelside grab, board pushed in front of rider, back leg boned out.

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

SLOB HELI: Jump off the wake, grab the board in front of foot, and spin the board completely around, landing face forward.

GOOFY-FOOTER: Leading foot is right foot forward.

BUTTER SLIDE: Approach the wake "snap" the board sideways and slide on top of the wake.

Nose: Lead hand, grabbed on tip of the board.

SURFACE 360: Spin the board 360 degrees while riding the surface of the water.

FRONT FLIP: Flip the board forward end over end

GRIND: Slide the board along obstacles.

Orbital: An over the line, inverted, backside 360

Backside: A spin where the rider rotates with the back of their body towards the boat first. Many times mistakenly referred to as blindside spins. Collin Wright was the first rider to start doing major backside spins including backside 540s off the wake and backside 720s.

Baller: This is a term used for when a rider does the handle pass of their spin by passing the handle between their legs. Parks and Shane Bonifay invented it.

Flatline Spin: A spin where the rider goes over the rope instead of passing the handle.

Frontside: A spin where the rider rotates with the front of their body towards the boat first.

Off-Axis: When a rider does a spin but goes off the vertical axis so the board usually gets up to shoulder level or above. Invented by Marshall Harrington. Also referred to as "Monkey" or "Corked" spins. Other notable contributors to off-axis spins are Corey Kraut and Shawn Watson.

Osmosis: When the rider performs a spin by tossing the handle from one hand to the same hand again, bypassing the other hand .

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

Rewind: A spin where the rider does a shifty one way, then back the other, then spins back in the direction of their initial shifty.

Shifty: Board is shifted 90 degrees in one direction and then shifted back in the opposite direction.

To Blind: The rider lands with the rope wrapped around their back instead of passing the handle.