Trick Tip: Three Shuvs
The 360 shuv it is where the board spins horizontally under your feet, 360 degrees. It’s the next step up from a regular backside shuv it, and will help you move into backside big spins as well. Here I am going to explain how to do a reentry 3 shuv, but this trick can be done anywhere on the wake or in the flats. Since I am behind a boat, this is my favorite place to do them. You can use the wake like a ramp, so it’s almost like doing it on a quarterpipe.
Before we get started, here are a couple things to practice to warm up to this trick:
-reentry ollies coming up and back down the wake.
-Regular backside shuv its
Got it? Ok, you are ready.
Set your backfoot all the way on your tail with your toe on the toe edge of the board. Put your front foot just a little bit further back on the heel edge then it would be if you were doing a regular shuv.
Start to drift up the wake.
As you get towards the top flatten off so the board doesn’t shoot into the middle of the wake. This is a mistake a lot of people make, so don’t feel bad if it happens the first couple times.
Initiate the shuv. Control the board with your front foot keeping it flat so it doesn’t rotate off axis. The actual shuv is done mostly with your back foot.
Shuv the board out in front a little bit to keep the board with you.
You have to wait a little bit longer than on a regular shuv. Wait and watch for the tail to come around.
Catch the board. Try to catch it as close the position you ride the board in as possible, but you might have to adjust a bit.
Frame 8- Frame 10
Ride away on your heel edge and enjoy what you’ve just done.