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Advanced Bodyboarding Maneuvers

ARS

 
ARS stands for Air Roll Spin
it's a combination of an aerial , an el rollo and a 360.

Ideally all done while in the air, in the beginning you will land backwards facing the wave and have to do the remainder 180

turn ,to complete this trick, like you would do for a normal 360.

  1. Choose a wave that has enough power to provide a pitching lip

  2. Hit the lip with a good speed

  3. Once you feel getting pushed out in the air, arch your back and head to start your El Rollo

  4. After completed your El Rollo, start the 360 by throwing your body towards the wave. (See the 360 and El Rollo details above)

  5. After landing, re engage your rail to gain speed for the next move.

Back flip

A Back flip
is exactly the same move as in gymnastic; it 's a full rotation backwards with a landing facing the wave , it should be followed by a 180 turn to get back in the right direction.
  1. Choose a wave that has enough power to provide a pitching lip

  2. Hit the lip with a good speed but this time you have to hit it almost vertically and not on the side (like for an Air or an El Rollo)

  3. Once you feel getting pushed out in the air, arch your back and head and throw all your weight backwards. In the meantime, lift up and cross both legs.

  4. After landing , re engage your rail to gain speed for the next move.
    This trick is very difficult and can be hurtful due to the usual very tough landing.

Front flip

A front flip
is a full rotation forwards with a landing directly in the right position ready for the next move.
  1. Choose a wave that has enough power to provide a pitching lip

  2. Hit the lip with a good speed as you want to go first for an air

  3. Once you feel getting pushed out in the air, throw all your weight forwards. And in the meantime, lift up and cross both legs.

  4. After landing , re engage your rail to gain speed for the next move.

Double your pleasure
Combos with two similar maneuvers

The Double El Rollo

The double el rollo
is doing two El Rollos while still in the air.(invented by Mike Eppelstun in the 90's)
Air 720 : it's two Air 360 done before landing; for the technical part just read the Air 360 part .
Air 720 reverse : it's two Air reverse 360 done before landing, same comments as the Air 720

Note: I have heard rumors of an Air 900 pulled out by an aussie bodyboarder and caught on video, I did not see it though.

Ruin your back
Combos with two different maneuvers

Hubb Air

A Hubb Air
consists of an Air 360 followed by an El Rollo all done in the air. This move was created by Jeff Hubbard (one of the best bodyboarder in the world).

Gyroll Air

A gyroll air
is a combination of an El Rollo followed by a front flip before landing. This trick was invented by Mike Stewart (several times world champion)

Bodyboarding maneuvers update 2012

When I was ( back in 2006 ) talking about this backflip to Rollo, I was half serious….years later, here is an update on the latest insane tricks ; for the technical description, just refer to the previous chapters , basic maneuvers and intermediate combinations.

This is what I said in 2006. "First learn to master the basic and intermediate maneuvers by doing them on every part of the wave ; then you can let go your imagination and pull a back flip followed by an El Rollo; or a 360 Reverse Air followed by a Reverse Rollo!

If you can do it, just name it as you wish because you will be probably the first to do so!"

Tic Roll

The Tic Roll
yes , the backflip to El Rollo has a name ! this trick was first executed by a 12 year old bodyboarding prodigy, Tanner Mc Daniels who is trained by no one else but Mike Stewart !

Tanner has also invented another trick called the “Angry Dragon” which is describe himself as a reverse back flip.. ( check at 1.25 minute )

Stone Flip

The Stone Flip
this is a double el rollo followed by a Spin , which can also be called a Rollo to A.R.S


The trick is named after Jake Stone who is the only one (to my knowledge) to completed this trick

Invert to Reverse Air

Invert to Reverse Air

if I am not wrong, there is no “official name” for this trick , in the video Julien Miremont is showing us what it looks like ( @ 0.30 minute mark )

Reverse Rollo to Backflip

Reverse Rollo to Backflip (can you believe that!!)

check this video from Tahiti…the trick is shown at the 3.50 mark , executed by David Tuarau

The Devert

The Devert
This is an invert to reverse El Rollo
 
in this video David Phillips ( 0.25 minute )

As you can see, these combos tricks are 'just' the combination of basic and/or intermediate moves ; to execute them you need a maximum of speed and a pitching lip so you can get high enough to do two (or more !) different moves while still in the air.


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