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How To Bodyboard; Inverted Air

Bodyboarding: Inverted Air : Body boarding: Inverted Air. A great body boarding video explaining an advanced manoeuvre of the Inverted Air. VideoJug's champion body boarder takes us through a series of beginner and advanced moves that will impress your friends. Body boarding: Inverted Air. A great body boarding video explaining an advanced manoeuvre of the Inverted Air. VideoJug's champion body boarder takes us through a series of beginner and advanced moves that will impress your friends.

Step 1: You will need
  • 1 Bodyboard
  • 1 Wetsuit
  • 1 Leash
  • 1 Pair of fins
  1. Step 2: Build up speed

    As with all aerials, the Inverted Air - and any off-the-lips come to that - need a good bottom turn and plenty of speed.

  2. So check out the Videojug guides to bottom turns and surfing the line before attempting this air.

  3. You need to head towards the lip at an angle of about 45 degrees. The hollower the wave - i.e. the more like a tube it is - the steeper your approach must be to compensate for the actual impact of the pitching lip.

  4. Step 3: Hit the lip and fly

    For maximum projection, try to hit the pitching lip of the wave as the wave reaches just past vertical.

  5. Aim your body towards the beach, this way you won't sail off the back or get pressed in the impact zone.

  6. Step 4: The landing

    Use your hip, elbows and hands to help absorb the shock of landing and prevent hurting your back.

  7. You can also reduce the impact by landing where the whitewater is exploding. This will you provide you with a kind of cushion.

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