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Wakeboarding
#1
Does anybody here wakeboard?

I don't have a boat but I have plenty of friends who do - I just got back from my friends cabin - wakeboarding all weekend. Confusedhiny:

Its alot like snowboarding - its about the same to carve and what not. you just gotta hold onto a rope the whole time. lol.

I can clear the wake, do some grabs, and 180. But 180s are sketchier then hell...
oh well.

Its pretty fun - try it sometime.
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asd Wrote:Its pretty fun - try it sometime.

yessir that I may do one of these days Big Grin
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#3
I def. want to try wakeboarding. I hear it's hard to get up on it though.
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Brodiekiller Wrote:I def. want to try wakeboarding. I hear it's hard to get up on it though.

Easy to get up on... much easier than skis... and can be done at much slower speeds.


I find it doesn;t turn anything like a snowboard, though... (or a skateboard, or anything else I am familiar with). You don;t edge turns... you kinda push through them.

Tried wakesurfing last summer... can;t wait to try it again this summer. Thats fun stuff. Tricky - but fun.
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Dino00235 Wrote:Easy to get up on... much easier than skis... and can be done at much slower speeds.

I find skis MUCH easier to get up on, all you do is say "GO" and wait then stand up.

wakeboard its "GO" wait a tad, go sideways, and slowly stand up. I could always get up on skis, but had a harder time getting up on a wakeboard.


and not really that slower. Wakeboarding we go at around 16-17 mph. Skiing is like 18, slolam is around 20-21.
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#6
Maybe it is because I am an old, fat guy....

I find the extra surface area of the wakeboard much easier to get up on....


It pops you right up, without having to pull, or wait, and be dragged through the water while you wait to get up to speed.

...and I start straight - no twisting.... that might be why you are finding it trickier.
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Dino00235 Wrote:...and I start straight - no twisting.... that might be why you are finding it trickier.

So , when yuo get up yuor facing the boat, not the side - kinda like snowplowing?

Thats the lazy way to do it, :p jp

I find the other way is better, but both harder than skis. (but both easy after a while)

Slolaming is fun too.
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#8
no, my board runs parallel to the direction of travel...

(as soon as they go, you know... I don;t sit sideways in the water or nuthin'...)


Now you have me all confused... you start with the board perpendicular to the direction of travel, and then twist when you get up? That seems more like the "I like to get dragged on my face" method than the "not-lazy" method...


but it explains the difficulty.



Last time i tried slaloming, i almost knocked myself unconscious... big bloody nose and all.... but I was probably doing it wrong. I was never able to get my foot into the strap... so i would just ride with my foot sitting behind my bound foot.

Now I can;t wait to try it again this summer....

I have already turned down several invitations - I should consider going next time...
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Dino00235 Wrote:no, my board runs parallel to the direction of travel...

(as soon as they go, you know... I don;t sit sideways in the water or nuthin'...)


Now you have me all confused... you start with the board perpendicular to the direction of travel, and then twist when you get up? That seems more like the "I like to get dragged on my face" method than the "not-lazy" method...


but it explains the difficulty.


wow, you must do it wierd. I sit in the water with the rope ahead of me inbetween my two feet.
like this

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then turn.

the boat starts goign, and I turn sideways (so the front of the wakebaord is in front) then slowly stand up.

your saying that you start with the front of the board out of the water, and the back down in the water? floating in the water sideways? with the whole wakeboard wanting to float? btu you not letting it?

whatever works for you i geuss...

I'm a big fan of dock starts though... when their is a dock.
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#10
No, I sit in the water like that too...

As soon as the boat pulls, I push my front foot forward, roll my back foot up under my ass, and stand up. One motion. No twisting... Pops you right up.

You start moving at a slight angle to the boat - but no big deal. Turn.

I am not a dock start kinda guy....
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#11
yeah, thats how I do it too.

you "twist" your front foot forward and back foot down, and then stand up.
pops you right up.

but with skis your sitting with both tips above the water, and all you have to do is stand.
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asd Wrote:I find skis MUCH easier to get up on, all you do is say "GO" and wait then stand up.

wakeboard its "GO" wait a tad, go sideways, and slowly stand up. I could always get up on skis, but had a harder time getting up on a wakeboard.


and not really that slower. Wakeboarding we go at around 16-17 mph. Skiing is like 18, slolam is around 20-21.

Dude... there is absolutely no way you could slalom at 20-21 unless you weight 50 lbs and are on salt water. I can't believe you can ski at 18 either....

I slalom (was on a team) and seriously - somewhere between 28 and 30 is an nice comfort zone - plenty of speed to keep you plaining well but no so much that you will burn if you eat shit.

Sorry man - but I'm just not sure that's possible for an adult. Are you on a river going upstream? Just curious.

Just to add my 2 cents - wakeboards were always easier for me to get up on than skis, don't know why. I never really started with both legs facing the boat - I think I just came out straight in line.... it seems hard the other way, dunno.
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#13
I was just proving a point.

Idk what it is exactly... I was just geussing.
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#14
I really want to try it.

though im kind of disgusted by all water in my area. mostly lake erie.
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#15
I've always wanted to try too. I have a boat, but its a big fishing yatch, so it can't accelerate fast enough to do stuff like that, and going that fast would strain the engine. Someday though...
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