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    where can I find detaild descriptions of tricks? alot of different terms comfuse me. and there are alot of them. I checked out the USHA web page, and in the scorings they had some descriptions, but just not enough to help me out.
     
     

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    Go here first:
    http://hydrofoiltutor.wikispaces.com/

    Check this out next for more documented examples of tricks:
    http://www.foilforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38

    Most of the descriptions I have seen are here:
    http://www.ushanationals.com/Rules/T...reviations.doc
    (half is posted below)

    Make sure you also check this out for style info:
    http://www.foilforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1841
    and http://www.foilforum.com/forums/show...tyle#post14692

    Amateur/Intermediate/Advanced/Open Tricks
    Cross both wakes (start outside, end outside)
    Ride with one hand (minimum 3 sec.)
    Touch the water (one hand)
    Off the wake turn (use outer wake as a reference point to change directions)
    Smacker (jump off outside of wake during off the wake turn, land further out)
    One Hand Jump (free hand off handle during jump)
    Moguls (turns across both wakes up-across-down the trough: min. 3 times)
    One Wake Jump (jump using wake as take off point)
    Air Jump (entire front and rear blade must clear water. No wake)
    Double Wake Jump (ski leaves wake and foil lands at or past the 2nd wake)
    Typewriter (wake/mid/wide jump w/ min. four handle passes in typing motion)
    Stiffy (board horizontal to water w/ bottom towards boat)
    Flying Chicken (wide, flap arms min. 3 times w/ audible bird sound)
    Seat Grab (grab seat side and pull up)
    Fashion Air (free hand above head and back, silly face optional)
    Quiver (nose of board rises and falls a min of 3 times in air)
    Tower Grab (grab any part of tower except seat)
    McThruster (wake/mid/wide; tip drop w/ hips forward and shoulders back)
    Wake Wrap (2 wake jump with mid-air wrap)
    Floater (jump w/ two hand handle release and recovery)
    Tailgrab (right hand right rail grab near tower base or Left hand grabs Left...)
    Method Air (either hand grabs board edge between tower and feet)
    Skidder (bottom of front wing rides continuously on top of water, 2 sec. min.)
    Kangaroo Jumps (wake/mid/wide min. 3 combo jumps)
    Shifty (wide, board spins into boat, then rev. direction for landing)
    Swinging Door (wrapped air jump to floater while unwrapping)
    Power Turn (low slalom turn with weight supported on hand "surf turn")
    Undertaker (wide jump with one hand handle grab under both legs)
    Back At Cha (wide, board & head spin away from boat and back)
    Spinner Floater (floater w/ min. 360 handle rotation)
    Nose Grab (grab nose of board w/ either hand in air)
    Double Wake Cross Skidder (skid crossing both wakes)
    Skidder Wake Jump (double wake jump while skidding, land in skidder)
    Lazy Boy (floater w/ both hands simultaneously touching head)
    Double Seat Grab Floater (simultaneously grab both sides of seat w/ floater)
    Air Wrap (air jump, wrap in mid air, land wrapped)
    Method Floater (either hand grabs board edge between tower and feet, other hand visibly off handle)
    Skidder Floater (skidder w/ two hand handle release and recovery)
    Strut Grab (either hand grabs foil strut)
    Back At Cha 180 (wide, board and head spin away 180 degrees from boat and back)
    Shifty 180 (wide, board spins 180 degrees into boat, then rev. direction for landing)
    Strut Grab Floater
    Method – Lazy Boy Floater
    Nancy Floater (both hands grabs board edges between tower and feet)
    Blender (Wrapped back side roll)
    Double Wake Jump to Sinker Roll (back roll or front roll)
    Smoke and Mirrors (Wrapped Gainer, land unwrapped)
    Wake Gainer (back flip, must rotate end over end, using wake)
    Air Back Roll (side over side rotation, shoulders moving back, no wake)
    Air Front Roll (side over side rotation, shoulders moving forward, no wake)
    Wake Back Roll(side over side rotation, shoulders moving back, using wake)
    Wake Front Roll (side over side rotation, shoulders moving back, using wake)
    Air Gainer (back flip cutting to left or right, must rotate end over end)
    Double Roll (sinker – front or back roll)
    Triple Roll (sinker – front or back roll)
    Flip-Flop (air front roll to air back roll sinker combo)
    Air Wrapped 360 (no wake - board initially rotates away from boat)
    Roll Combo (swoop)
    Gainer Combo (swoop)
    Wake Front Flip
    Wake Wrapped 360
    Air Hand to Hand 360 (board initially rotates toward boat)
    Air Front Flip
    Air Blind 360 (board initially rotates away from boat)
    Air Ole 360 (air 360 with no handle pass – rope passes over head)
    Air 360-to-Wrap (air 360 landing in wrapped position)
    Front Flip Floater

     
     

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    ROFL I didnt know I had soo many tricks up my sleeve.

    Ride with 1 hand, Crossing wakes, off wake turns.. Even touching the water with face!!

    I dont feel soo novice anymore.
     
     

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    yeah, but bug dude, it says beginner novice tricks. there are some terms I still cant find. what does it mean when it says sinker? Im sure ill learn as I get into the sport more, but i hate sounding like an idiot.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokerrider69 View Post
    yeah, but bug dude, it says beginner novice tricks. there are some terms I still cant find. what does it mean when it says sinker? Im sure ill learn as I get into the sport more, but i hate sounding like an idiot.
    Sinker = Describes a style of combo. The second (or following) trick is completed after a momentary delay in between. In a sinker style combo the prior (or first) trick is completed in such a way that the foil enters the water at a flat or upward angle - just as if you where doing a single trick.

    Swoop = Describes a style of combo. The second (or following) trick is completed immediately after the prior one with no delay in between. In a swoop style combo the prior (or first) trick is completed in such a way that the foil enters the water at a downward angle thus initiating the immediate start of the next trick. Alternative to sinker.
     
     

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    [quote=jimc;28462]Go here first:
    http://hydrofoiltutor.wikispaces.com/

    Check this out next for more documented examples of tricks:
    http://www.foilforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=38

    Most of the descriptions I have seen are here:
    http://www.ushanationals.com/Rules/T...reviations.doc
    (half is posted below)

    Make sure you also check this out for style info:
    http://www.foilforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1841
    and http://www.foilforum.com/forums/show...tyle#post14692

    Amateur/Intermediate/Advanced/Open Tricks


    Dam Jim, thats a bunch of typing. Are we going to be tested on this @ the Boo at Belews?LOL.
    Seriously though that is a lot of info and should be made a sticky or something for a reference for some of us (ME).
    Steven B
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    Quote Originally Posted by foilingjunky View Post
    Sinker = Describes a style of combo. The second (or following) trick is completed after a momentary delay in between. In a sinker style combo the prior (or first) trick is completed in such a way that the foil enters the water at a flat or upward angle - just as if you where doing a single trick.

    Swoop = Describes a style of combo. The second (or following) trick is completed immediately after the prior one with no delay in between. In a swoop style combo the prior (or first) trick is completed in such a way that the foil enters the water at a downward angle thus initiating the immediate start of the next trick. Alternative to sinker.
    That is a great distinction between the two.

    This description below from the Nationals rules says the same thing but in a different way and also helps to understand the difference between a swoop, and sinker and not a combo at all but two individual tricks.

    Combos: To receive credit for all combo maneuvers, after the board touches the water there must be immediate initiation of the next trick. No hesitation is allowed between tricks.

    Sinker Style Combos: once the foil hits the water the board must sink continuously before initiating the next part of the combo. In general, the bottom of the foil will enter the water in a tip up attitude.

    Swoop Style Combos: The main criteria for the swoop is that the foil breaks the water in a tip down attitude, AND the motion of the foil through the water is like that of a "pendulum" (as opposed to sinking).
     
     

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