Are you struggling to learn air tricks? Have you been relying on corner raleys to get you off the water? Today we are explaining why corner raleys are seriously hurting your chances of learning air tricks. If you want to master air tricks, you need to break the bad habit of relying on corner raleys and learn the proper technique for doing a raley.
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The corner raley is a trick that uses the System 2.0's turning points to get you up into the air. However, it's not an effective way to learn air tricks because you don't need to build tension or use a strong edge to get into the air. All you need to do is gain speed going into the corner, lean back, and let the cable pull you off your edge and into the air. This creates a false sense of confidence, making you believe that you're doing the trick properly when you're not.
To learn a proper raley, you need to make sure that your body is nice and strong, your arms are strong, you've got a good deep edge in the water, and you're building tension against the cable. This will build up line tension, and when you do that final hard edge away, it has to be you that is in control of that movement. Unfortunately though, the only way to learn this part is by fully going for it.
If you don't want to go for a raley off the water straight away, but want to simulate the raley position; we recommend going for a raley off the kicker to begin with. On the System 2.0 It's just a case of hanging on and letting it swing you up. However, if you're too scared to go for the raley off the kicker, then you're probably not yet ready to learn the trick.
Learning to do air tricks is all about feeling and understanding how to build tension. It's a trial and error method, and there's no real easy way to learn it. You need to try one way, and if it doesn't work, try a different way. Learning the raley on the straight of a cable may take a lot of time, but it's the right way to go about learning it.