Yet another short film from cam. Shot with friend Chris Ewing. Anyone else with short films please send in as we will post any and all Vancouver Island Films.
Spinning is one of the most used tricks in wake sports. Whether it be a 540, 360 or 180 they are all composed of the same movements and steps. Make sure to have a solid lofty wake to wake jump before moving on to 180’s.
For a Heelside 180
1. Come into the wake with a progressive cut. Keep your head up. And keep the handle just off your lead hip.
2. As you cut up the wake keep your body positioned directly over your board. Pulling the handle into your hips as your front foot leaves the wake (Just like a normal wake to wake jump). Keep the handle at waste level.
3. To start the rotation pull the handle from your lead hip to the middle of your hips letting go with your lead hand. This will start your rotation. There is no need to start early by rotating your hips or shoulders. To prevent going off axis, concentrate on the horizon to the side you are heading towards. Make sure to keep the handle at waste level.
4. As you start to turn pull the handle all the way to your back hip and hold it there. Look for the approaching shoreline. Spot your landing and once you have keep your head up.
5. Finally, touch down. When you feel the water your handle should be relaxed and close to your hip. You will be landing on your toes so as soon as you feel the water stick your chest towards the shore. This will lock in your toe edge. Remember to keep your eyes up. If you look down chances are you will go down.
These are the basic steps to the 180. Making sure you have a solid wake to wake jump is important. Bending the knees for landing goes without saying. A lot of the time landing toeside we forget about bending the knees so concentrate on that. Continue to ride away from the wake after landing, this will help you to create a flowing run while in competition. Adding grabs are a great way to add style to any 180.
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1. How long have you been wakeboarding?
I’ve been wakeboarding for 9 years now. I started when I was 5 and I am 14 now.
My family started in a ski club and all the kids were wakeboarding so i thought it would be cool to try out !
Getting big air and having fun doing a sport i love !
Aaron Rathy is my idol i’m in love with him! He’s so good at wakeboarding i want to be like him !
I play on a volleyball team for Parksville in my hometown.
School is going great !
My family supports me fully. My mom is always on the beach cheering me on and my sister always pushes me to do my best so does my dad !
I really want to go to nationals and get 1st !
Deep Cove was the best competition I’ve been to yet !
Sports (National Post)
Canadian wakeboarder Aaron Rathy tests positive for banned substance at Pan Am Games
Sean Fitz-Gerald Oct 28, 2011 – 2:45 PM ET | Last Updated: Oct 28, 2011 7:23 PM ET
Last Saturday, Aaron Rathy was signing autographs and posing for pictures under a cloudless Mexican sky after winning a silver medal. Less than a week later, the Canadian wakeboarder was being forced to give it back after testing positive for a banned substance at the Pan American Games.
The 23-year-old from Nanaimo, B.C., was stripped of his medal after one of his samples returned evidence of methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant he said he took accidentally after buying a supplement at a store seen in malls across Canada.
“I am deeply sorry and was completely unaware of the banned substance in the OxyElite Pro I had taken,” he said in a statement relayed by Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada on Friday. “I purchased the product at a GNC health food store, and to my knowledge [it] was all safe to take.”
According to Canada’s leading watchdog, though, Rathy should have known better.
“We have put out an athlete advisory to notify athletes that it [methylhexaneamine] is a substance that can be found in both dietary supplements as well as in energy drinks,” said Rosemary Pitfield, director, executive operations and public affairs with the Canadian Centre for Ethics In Sport. “It is often not on the label, and we always warn athletes, first of all, that they really shouldn’t be taking supplements.”
If they do decide to take supplements, she said, they should be very, very cautious.
“Pharmaceutical products are very different from supplement products in the way that they’re manufactured — they’re much more regulated,” Pitfield said. “Supplement manufacturers come from all over the world and their ingredients come from all over the world, and it’s not as rigid in terms of the laws and certification around supplements that are around pharmaceuticals.”
Rathy will have to return his medal.
“The athlete is cooperating fully, has accepted responsibility, and apologized for the inadvertent use of a banned substance,” the Canadian Olympic Committee said in a release. “While the COC does not condone the use of banned substances, we are supporting the athlete’s right to a fair hearing and due process.”
Methylhexaneamine is a mild stimulant commonly used in nasal decongestants and as a dietary supplement. It was only banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2010.
Rathy is not the first athlete to be disqualified from the Pan Am Games. A Chilean weightlifter, a Brazilian runner and a Puerto Rican mountain biker were removed from competition before the Games began for failed drug tests.
Meat has also been deemed a hazard in Mexico, where authorities conceded some farmers still inject a steroid — clenbuterol — into their cattle. The result is that athletes face the risk of consuming tainted meat on the streets in Guadalajara, and Canadian and American team officials warned their teams not to eat outside the athletes village.
Rathy won the first of 10 Canadian medals at Boca Laguna Water Ski Club, a private, man-made facility with a 750-metre stretch of water dredged inland about an hour’s drive south of Guadalajara. And he was a popular medal winner, happily posing for pictures with volunteers at the venue after his second-place finish.
Wakeboarding is his full-time job, with as many as a dozen sponsors helping to fund his travel all across the world.
“I flew, like, 250,000 miles last year alone,” he said the day of his medal win. “I’ve been everywhere. I’ve spent a lot of time in Australia, a bit of time in Asia. I’ve been to the [United Arab Emirates] in the last few years. All over Canada and the U.S.”
Taken from the National Post ( http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/10/28/canadian-wakeboarder-aaron-rathy-tests-positive-for-banned-substance-at-pan-am-games/ )
Author: Sean Fitz-Gerald
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Yet another short vid from Cam Desloges.
Now with summer gone and past, school in session. Cam Desloges has a new talent to report. He has decided to take up film class and has a first short wake film to share. Keep checking in for more films to come!