Wake Dictionary


A

A-Frame
A term used to describe a slider or rail that has an up rail, horizontal rail, and down rail that makes the shape of the letter "A".
 

Air
Getting in the air, the amount of space between the rider and the water.

Air Trick
A trick performed using line tension for lift instead of the wake.

ATR Base
High durability Ronix base material made for obstacle use. Short version of „All Terrain”.


B

Backside Boardslide / Lipslide
A Boardslide or Lipside where the rider approached the slider or wake with their back closest to the object being used.

Backside Spin
A spin where the rider rotates with the back of their body towards the boat first. For a left-foot forward rider this would be clockwise. Sometimes mistakenly referred to as a "blindside spin".

Ballast
Extra weight added to the boat to make the wake bigger. Ballast can be people, fat sacks, lead, or anything else that is heavy. Some boats include Ballast systems which are built in systems that fill with water.

Blind
Landing blind is also like landing wrapped, where the rider does not pass the handle so they land with the handle behind their back with their back facing the boat. Referred to like a "Tantrum to Blind", or "Front Flip to Blind". Sometimes backside spins are mistakenly referred to as "blind" spins.

Board
A shorter version of "wakeboard".

Boarder
A shorter version of "wakeboarder".

Boardslide
A slide on an obstacle or wake where the nose of the board is what travels over the obstacle. So if you approache a slider with your chest facing it and ollie up and slide with the nose over the slider, it is a Frontside Boardslide.

Bone
To bone out a grab or bone out your leg means you straighten it all the way out. So I "boned out grab" is one where your leg or legs are straightened out while grabbing.

Bunny Hop
Another term for Ollie. Bunny Hop comes from world of BMX biking, while Ollie is a term from skateboarding.

Butt Check
When the rider lands a trick and drags or slaps their butt on the water. Generally this is considered a sloppy landing.

Binding
The rubber/foam boots that are attached the board to hold the board to the riders feet.

Butter
A term used for smooth water.


C

Cable
Cable wakeboarding is riding at a cable park instead of behind a boat. A cable park is a place where there are a series of mechanical cables connected by towers that pull the rider around the water. There are over 100 cable parks in the world, and they are mainly in Europe.
 

Cut
Push the boards end against the water while edging. The suddenly generating elavating power will shoot the board in the air.

Choppy
A word used for rough water.
 

Continous Rocker
When the rocker of a board is continuous, meaning it has no flat spot in the center of the bottom of the board. This usually makes for a smoother pop and landing, but not as abrupt or vertical of a pop.

Core
The inside material used in a wakeboard. Common cores are foam, honeycomb, or wood.

Corked Spin
Another name for an off-axis spin. When a rider spins and the rider leaves their vertical axis and the board rises up to shoulder level or higher while spinning.


D

Deck
Újkeletű szleng kifejezés magára a boardra mint sporteszközre.

Dock Start
One way for a rider to start riding, is to to a Dock Start. The rider can either stand and jump off the dock as the boat goes, or sit on the edge of the dock and slide off.

Double Up
When the boat circles around and cross back over it is own wakes at about a 90-degree angle, the wakes converge causing the resulting wake to be twice the size. This is the Double-Up. If the rider times it right, they can edge in and hit the Double-Up, which will give them more air then normal.

Duck
Sometimes called Duck-stance or Duck-foot, it is referring to putting your front and back binding at even angles with your toes closer to the nose and tail of the board than your heels.

Deep-Water Start
The normal way to start riding a wakeboard is to sit in deep water and let the boat start going and pull you up on top of the water.


E

Edge
The sides of the wakeboard are called edges. You have a Heelside Edge and a Toeside Edge on your board.

Edging
Pressing the board vertical position against the water, laying back against the pulling rope. The wider angle we point the tip of the board, more speed generates. The more agresive edging will give more air.

EVA foam
A lightweight foam used in bindings and rope handles.

Eye-Opener
A fall where you faceplant so fast that you can not manage to close your eyes before hitting the water. We do not recommend falling this way.


G

Gerba
A newborn word for a fall. Used in local wakeboarder community.

Glass
A term for smooth water.

Goofy / Goofy Foot
Wakeboarders who ride with their right foot forward.

Grab
While in the air, if the rider reaches down to the board and clasps their hand on it, it is a "Grab". There are lots of different types of grabs that can be done alone or added to other tricks.

Grind
1.Special wakeboard base material made for extra durability for obstacle use. 2.Form of sliding on rails is called like.


H

Handle
The handle is at the end of the rope, and is usually between 12"-15" wide.

Handle Pass
When the rope handle is passed from one hand to the other, it is called a Handle Pass. It is usually only used to referred to when the rider passes the handle behind their back.

Helmet
A helmet is usually used when riders hit obstacles such as slider or kickers.

Heelside Edge
The Heelside Edge is the side of the board closest to your heels. Most riders are more comfortable edging with this edge when beginning.


I

Invert
When the rider goes upside down while in the air, it is called an Invert.


K

Kevlar
A non-stretch material used in ropes similar to Spectra. Wakeboarders want a Kevlar or Spectra rope that does not stretch.

Kicker
A ramp hit by a wakeboarder or wakeskater to catch air.


L

Lipslide
A slide on an obstacle or wake where the tail of the board travels over the obstacle first. So if you approach a slider with your chest facing it and ollie up and put the tail of the board over the obstacle, you are doing a Frontside Lipslide.

Life Jacket
A life vest or jacket is used to float the rider in the water.


M

Melon / Melon grab
Melon grab on heelside edge between the two feet, from behind.


O

Ollie
Leaving the surface with a board.


P

Faceplant
A fall where you catch your toeside edge causing you to fall very quickly so your face slaps the water hard.

Pylon
A pylon which is usually 6-feet tall or higher, used to attach the rope to so it is higher off the water. A higher rope gives less downward pull on the rider while in the air.


S

Slide
Leaving the water surface to an obstacle while riding ont he board. Word is used as a common word for different slides.


T

Table
Olyan objektum, mely vízszintes felülettel emelkedik ki. Álltalában alacsony és széles. Asztalhoz hasonló formájú.


V

V
Short version used for V shaped  wakeboard bottoms.

Vest
Short word for wakeboard life jackets, tipically used for thinner versions of life vests.


W

WakeBoard Rack
A rack used for holding wakeboards and wakeskates. Usually attached to an extended pylon or tower.