I've only tried it once. Would love to try it again. It took me two or three times to learn how to get up, but once I was up, I was good to go. It's similar to snowboarding in some ways. I had trouble at first diving my nose because it's weird being on a board on a flat surface! I'm used to going downhill dammit! It was also a little different having something pulling you instead of relying on gravity plus you have the resistance of the water. Unfortunately, the boat I was behind was a tri-toon, so the wake sucked.