Wakeboarding, the sport of the Few, The Foolhardy, and the Thrill Seeking. Not for the faint of heart or the weak of knee.
For those who enjoy water sports wakeboarding is one of the greats. Recently invented it is the equivalent to snowboarding on water. In fact it is also akin to skateboarding in that there are wakeboarding parks. Places designed for wakeboarding with jumps and specially designed rope tows.
Backside Butterslide: Rider turns the board backside 90 degrees and grinds the wake.
Body Slide: Rider lies back onto the water.
No-Hander: Rider puts handle between knees, then lets go with both hands.
Tumble Turn: Rider lays back on water, board is taken out of water and above the head, body is spun around backside and the rider stands back up onto feet.
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.
Flatline Spin: A spin where the rider goes over the rope instead of passing the handle.
Osmosis: When the rider performs a spin by tossing the handle from one hand to the same hand again, bypassing the other hand - Invented by Shaun Murray.