The first time you log into WOO Wake, the app will ask you to select your stance and therefore receive bonuses for switch tricks. The power button should always face your right foot regardless of your stance.
*Note: your stance is something that you can select only once as riders don't suddenly change stance. While your stance is visible in your Edit Profile, you can't change it. If you accidentally selected the wrong stance, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Switching to Wake mode requires you to log into the Wake section of the app. Once you connect your WOO to your phone, if it has previously been in Kite mode it will prompt you to either switch modes or return to Kite, as seen below.
Once you are in Wake mode, the light on your WOO should blink 3 times on standby indicating that it has successfully switched and is ready to go record Wake sessions!
Wake mode assigns a score based on a number of factors:
- Rotations: The bulk of your score will come from the number and complexity of rotations you do while in the air. We measure 3 axes of rotation and calculate the movement patterns on each axis and how they relate to one another.
- Airtime: Another important factor in the scoring process is your airtime - you will always receive a bonus for going bigger! If you are in the air for longer than 2.5 seconds you will no longer receive a bonus, but it is very unlikely that any riders will be in the air for that long. After 2.5 seconds score is based entirely on rotation and landing quality
- Landing: Your landing will be categorized as Crash, Sketchy, Good, or Stomped as the WOO analyzes how smoothly you ride away from a trick. If you let go of the handle but still stomp a landing the WOO will know!
- Trick Detection: You will be given a bonus if the device registers that you have correctly done a trick from our tricktionary. However, the bonus is small and the WOO will always assign a higher score for a bigger and more difficult trick even if it is not categorized
Similarly to Kite - Freestyle, Wake mode is designed to detect tricks if they are done correctly according to the professional riders who trained them. We know not everybody is doing perfect tricks so we built a margin of lenience around each trick which will either grow or shrink based on user feedback, but we cannot make trick detection too lenient otherwise there will be too much overlap between tricks!
The WOO is designed to be a coach that helps you reach proper execution. If you are doing a trick but it isn't showing up, chances are there is something off with your technique so look up videos of some pros doing the same trick and tweak your form and style to get it to register! Once the WOO detects your tricks you can confidently claim proficiency in that trick. Even if the trick is not registered you will still receive a points score.
Yes! Switch tricks are tended to be a bit harder to do than tricks in your regular stance, so you will get a higher score for doing switch tricks.