Welcome back! Here is another quote to fire you up!
Dan Hampton, NFL Defensive Tackle/End
“Don’t be good, BE GREAT. Strive to be exceptional. Picture yourself making the great play. Picture yourself making the great tackle. Don’t let anyone stop you.”
Ankles And Angles For Great One Foots
If you want to learn great one-foot tricks, there is a new leading edge technology that can make you great… the principle of “ankles and angles”!Good “ankles” means having a good glide with your knees over or slightly infront of your ankle bone. How then can you lift up the other foot without pushing on your supporting foot? I’m glad you asked! The key is in your “angles”.
When I say “angles” I will be referring to the combination of identical “angles” in your hips, shoulders, and handle. Think of your hips, shoulders, and handle as being three separate planes or lines that are all parallel to the water in a two-foot position. In other words, the distance between your right hip joint and the water surface is the same as the distance between your left hip joint and the water surface.
Regardless of whether you are attempting a front or back one-foot there is no difference in the movement of the three angles. First of all, you must start and maintain a gliding position if you want to do this withoutexploding from strain! Before raising the boat speed, practice creatingangles in the three areas by first tilting the handle so that the hand overthe foot you are being supported by is 8-12 inches lower than your otherhand. As you do this, make sure that your hips and shoulders are mimickingthe handle angle exactly.
WARNING: As with any new trick, always practice the maneuvers on land and
then on shoe skis before attempting them on your feet! I highly recommend purchasing and studying our 2-hour instructional video (http://www.thefootersedge.com/videos/index.htm ) as a guide.
After you feel comfortable creating angles while maintaining your ankles, try squeezing your feet together until they are within 6-8 inches, then addthe angles as the driver SLOWLY accelerates to your one foot speed [weightdivided by 10, add 21-24 m.p.h. for 5′ rope on boom which is set height equal toskiers shoulders, add three m.p.h. more for the long-line]. If you havepatiently followed the above steps, the foot that you would like to pick-upshould feel very light on the water, If it does not, exaggerate the anglesmore!
When you are confident and solid in this position, slide the foot forwardtoward the boom or boat] and up while keeping the same knee bend and ankleflex that it had on the water. Make sure that your posture does not deteriorate as you go through this procedure! If you feel unstable or nervous as you start transferring the weight, then you should recheck your posture.
Smile, breath, enjoy the glide!
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