You’ve mastered the basics and want to try your hand at some awesome Tow Skim Tricks?

You’ve come to the right place. Below is a collection of video tutorials detailing various tricks for each of the 3 Rider Levels.

Tow Skim is a new sport, so the range of tricks is still developing. Many of the Tow Skim tricks are variations of main stream skimboard/ wakeskate tricks, so look to those sports for some inspiration. The Tricks and Tips video tutorials? Watch ’em, learn ’em and then help us add more!

If you have an idea for a trick, drop us an email. Show us a video, or a collection of images, with you demonstrating the trick and what you’re calling the trick. We’ll pick the best ones and add them here, giving credit where it’s deserved. But be careful – we’re not interested in dangerous or irresponsible tricks (like, don’t jump of your roof, out of an airplane or Tow Skim through an eight-lane super-highway … seriously, we wouldn’t be impressed!)

No matter the rider level, or the seeming simplicity of the trick, always keep the following in mind: Clear communication between the rider and tow’er is essential and don’t push yourself into doing something you’re not ready to do!

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360s

Rider Level: Free Rider

While at a comfortable speed you need to hold the rope with both hands, pull the rope handle to your hip, letting go of your forward hand, while at the same time turning your board. Continue to spin and pass the handle, as close as possible to your hips/back until you have rotated enough to grab the handle with your forward hand and then continue.

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Back to the Future

Rider Level: Free Rider, Handle Rider

From your regular riding stance move your feet until they are side by side (Same position as waterskiing on 2 skis) on the board, then do a 180 and face backwards while holding the rope behind your back with 2 hands. To complete the trick get back to your original stance.

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Body Varial

Rider Level: Free Rider, Handle Rider

For Free Riders and Handle Riders, this trick involves jumping and switching stance while also switching the hand holding the handle. Your front foot switches to the back and you back hand grabs the handle all at the same time.

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E-Jack-tion

Rider Level: Free Rider

Riding along at speed when the Tow’er moves out towards the deeper water and slows down keeping tension on the rope. The rider turns in the direction of the deep water, uses the rope tension to gain speed and then let go of the rope to ride toward the waves.

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G-Force

Rider Level: Free Rider

Riding along at speed when the Tow’er moves out towards the deeper water and slows down keeping tension on the rope.The rider turns in the direction of the deep water, uses the rope tension to gain speed and then let go of the rope to ride toward the waves.

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Geronimo

Rider Level: Free Rider

Riding along at a comfortable speed, have your buddy place another board in front of you. As you ride past the other board you jump from the one you are riding onto the other board and continue riding.

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Giddy-Up!

Rider Level: Free Rider, Handle Rider, Knee Rider

While riding along at a comfortable speed, rider uses one hand to slap themselves on the backside continuously while yelling ‘Giddy Up’ as loud as they can.

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Kick Start

Rider Level: Free Rider

A variation of the Kick Out, you can start holding the rope in your lead hand with the board in the water, kick the board forward and jump on the board to continue riding.

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Knee-On

Rider Level: Free Rider

Throw down the board and jump onto the board on your knees. From here you can do a whole range of tricks, enjoy

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Knee-On ‘Connor Special’

Rider Level: Free Rider

Nee-on to the board and ride at speed, pull on the rope and start spinning while passing the rope around your body. To complete the trick you should spin until you are too dizzy to continue…

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Knee-On Double-Up

Rider Level: Free Rider

Nee-on to the board and ride at speed, then have your buddy jump on the board behind you and continue riding.

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Look Mum, No Hands!

Rider Level: Handle Rider, Knee Rider

While riding at a comfortable speed, let go of the handle and ride hands free.
Be sure the tow’er knows you plan to do this to keep the speed consistant.

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Oh Yeah, Baby!

Rider Level: Handle Rider, Knee Rider

Instead of going into a turn, the tow’er stops and lets the rider skim by and as the rope gets tense again the rider does a 180, tow’er runs off in the other direction and rider keeps on riding.

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Rising Star

Rider Level: Knee Rider

For Knee Riders, as you are riding, stand up to the handle rider position and continue riding.

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Shuv-It

Rider Level: Free Rider

While riding straight. Put pressure on your back foot while flicking the board backwards. Give your front leg/foot a little flick forward at the same time. Catch the board smoothly with your feet and ride away

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The Buddha

Rider Level: Free Rider, Handle Rider, Knee Rider

While riding, sit down with your legs crossed on the board. Finish the trick by placing your elbows on the insides of your knees and close your eyes…