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Heelside Mobe
Rider: Steve Shiflett

The Heelside Mobe was the first mobe trick wakeboarders were doing, yet you don't see too many pros doing it in competitions anymore because it's tough to get consistent. It definitely earns the respect of others if you're throwing down heelside mobes.

Before trying the Heelside Mobe you should be able to do the following things:
1. Roll to reverts with a short cut and good height
2. Heelside 360s
3. Strong handle passing skill

Performing the trick
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Heelside Mobe #1 Start your edge about 8-10 feet from the wake. Pretend you are doing your regular roll to revert, but you're taking a short cut at it because you just want to go wake to wake.
Heelside Mobe #2 Look how the rider in this photo is standing super tall as he pops from the wake with the rope in tight. If you don't look like this on your takeoff, you're going to be in trouble.
Heelside Mobe #3 Start the rotation just like your roll to revert, look over your shoulder and pull the handle to your back hip, but keep your eyes on the water so you know when to initiate the spin and handle pass.
Heelside Mobe #4 As you spot the water and begin to descend, pull the handle into your back to make the handle pass just like you do on your heelside 360. Keep the rope in tight throught the flip, or you won't be able to pass the handle.
Heelside Mobe #5 Finish passing the handle and get your head up and knees bent for the landing. A common problem is underrotating or overrotating. So keep your eyes on the water and be prepared to land!

Style additions
1. Learn it switch
2. If you're a serious rider and have your Heelside Mobe mastered you can try to throw in a melan or mute grab. This is done easier off the double-up.

Moving On
The Heelside Mobe helps you do the following harder tricks:
1. Switch Heelside Mobe
2. Heelside Mobe 540
3. Mute or melan grabbed Heelside Mobe

If you have specific questions about this trick or would like to discuss it further, talk about it in the Trick Talk Forum.

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