Raley with a backside 180 airpass.
1. Pop into a raley
2. Pull the bar hard towards your front hip
3. Bend your legs, twist at your hips
4. Let go of your back hand, drop your head
5. Weight is slightly biased to your upwind side
6. Land with weight evenly distributed
- Landing it toeside is easier.
- Instead of doing a straight railey where both hips and the board are parallel to the water instead it’s a matter of twisting your hips so that your hips are at 90 degrees to the water and therefore also your board. It allows you to create a swing effect and so gather some momentum in order to pass the bar while in the air rather then a slower motion only allowing you to pass the bar on the water.
- Instead of rotating at your shoulder to take the blind position in the air firstly you have to pull the bar towards your chest with both hands. This means that when you rotate to blind in the air the bar is closer to your body rather then fully extended by your arm away from you. It was really easy to practice each of those techniques doing just the railey and not bothering trying to pass the bar in the air and therefore minimizing the number of crashes.