A side of summer camp seldom seen by the average internet viewer is the style that goes into riding the rope tow back to the top. With such a wide variety of tricks and maneuvers, it will be no time until freestyle ropetowing is a sport of its own. Be glad you heard it here first, and here are some of rope tow riding’s most stylish stunts.
1. The Do-Gooder
Skills needed: Moderate Board Control.
Reason it’s cool: You are grooming the sketchy track out so everyone will be happy. So do this one and make everyone happy, brother.
2. The Straddler
Skills needed: Legs taller than the rope and/or nuts of steel.
Reason it’s cool: People in Canada Have T-bars so this is a technique that represents the style of vibrating your nuts.
Additional notes: When a girl does it, it’s called the Camel Gripper.
3. All hope is lost/The Belly-scratcher
Skills needed: absolutley none.
Reason it’s cool: Because everyone from beginners to pros can do the manuever. It’ a staple trick for freestyle rope-towing.
4. The Tanning Booth
Skills needed: Mild Vanity.
Reason it’s cool: You are looking good and getting your tan on in the same maneuver.
5. The Insta-Chyll
Skills needed: None
Reason It’s cool: It’s not. but it IS ironically funny I guess.
6. The Mock Cock
Skills needed: little to no maturity.
Reason it’s cool: Cus dick jokes are ALWAYS funny.
7. The Bundy-Barrell
Skills needed: Flexible torso, you must have seen “Surfer,dude” with Matthew McConaughey at least once.
Why it’s cool: If you have seen “surfer,dude” with Matthew McConaughey, then you need no further explanation.
7. The Coach
Dave Marx cares about Bundy a whole lot. So much he gives him words of inspiration while Bundy runs up the hill to try a trick again.
Skills needed: Motivational phrases, loud voice, a friend to boss around.
why it’s cool: You mean I can style a rope tow, while simultaneously helping to progress snowboarding? Count me in…
8. Heavy Metal
Skills needed: The will to not be a pussy.
Why it’s cool: Because you aren’t even using the fucking handle, it’s bad ass for the sake of it. It’s like riding a horse bareback.
9. Two girls, One rope.
Skills needed: A Y chromosome and Another girl.
Why it’s cool: lolz, isn’t it obvi?
10. Tanning booth/Selfie combo
Skills needed: No fear for loss of Instagram followers.
Why it’s cool: Multitasking that makes you look better and worse at the same time.
11. The weekend at Bundy’s
Bundy outdoes himself with this signature trick named after “weekend at Bernie’s” It has to be my ultimate favorite.
Skills needed: Balance and a convincing dead face.
Why it’s cool: You convince people on the tow behind you that you are dead, also you can catch a nap.