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Wrapped KGB
Rider: Steve Shiflett

The Wrapped KGB is a newer trick to the sport which came about with the invention of the wrap handle. It's a wrapped back roll with a backside 360.

Before trying the Wrapped KGB you should be able to do the following things:
1. Back Roll
2. Wrapped Backside 360
3. Have a wrap handle
4. It's also helpful to try learning this trick off the double-up.

Performing the trick
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Wrapped KGB #1 Cut outside of the wake about 10-15 feet while wrapped up in the wrap handle so that it will unwrap you in a blind or backside direction. Wind yourself up tightly and edge hard in against the rope for balance.
Wrapped KGB #2 Pop off the wake like you do for a backroll, but start to spin immediately in the backside direction. This will make you do a "mexican roll" which is when you do a backroll like a heelside front roll. Pull against the wrap handle hard to help you initiate the rotation and get a bit of slack in the rope.
Wrapped KGB #3 When you're vertical release the wrapped handle to allow yourself to completely unwrap. At this point you should begin looking for the water to spot your landing.
Wrapped KGB #4 Begin to pull the handle back into the center of your body as you finish the flip and look for the landing.
Wrapped KGB #5 Finish pulling the handle into the center of your body as you bend your knees and prepare for impact.

Style additions
1. Learn it switch
2. Take a hard raley-cut at it to really throw a big Wrapped KGB.
3. Grab it melan or method.

Moving On
The Wrapped KGB helps you do the following harder tricks:
1. Melan/Method Wrapped KGB
2. No one had done a Wrapped KGB that we know of, so get working on it!

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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