"Technology helps me work on learning and landing new tricks. I can either set up a camera, or get my friends to just film on their phones, and be able to check my technique from different angles and see what I can improve on."
Dominik Gührs
GIWG Dominik

At 10 years old, Dominik Gührs went to a sportshop with the intention of buying a skateboard. Instead he came out with his first wakeboard, and the rest is history. 22 years, 100 wakeboards and about 150 contests later, he's a two-time world champion on the cable.

Get some insights into landing wakeboarding tricks, and how tech helps, with Dominik.


Dominik's tech selection

A laptop for checking footage and camera gear for recording his training–and shooting pics in his free time, this is Dominik's Grover tech.

How do you use technology in your training routine?

It’s always helpful to get a different viewpoint of your riding, so I like to use a drone to get up in the air for a new perspective and check my technique. I also get my friends to film me with their phones so I’ve got multiple perspectives—this means that I’ve got more opportunities to pick up on any mistakes. Action cams also mean that I can record from my own PoV and can go through runs again. It also lets other people see what I saw and experience the closest thing possible to real wakeboarding.

What goes into learning a new trick?

While it mainly comes down to practice and repetition, I often find that it helps to break things down and write down the movements or steps. I use my laptop to do this so I can add visual references and track my progress most easily.

What’s a trick that looks impressive, but is quite easy to land?

The tantrum is basically a 360 degree back rotation around the handle where you keep square to the cable. It sounds like a lot, but it’s actually one of the easier flips to do in wakeboarding, while leaving a massive impression.

Then once you’ve got the new trick ready – sometimes you need to show it off. So once I’m confident that I have the technique and landing down, I’ll set up my camera on a tripod to capture the full thing.

How to nollie start and track trick progression

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