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01-30-2010 10:50 PM
mrpez wakeboarding transitions very easily to snowboarding, but im not sure if it works the other way around.

my friend wakeboarded for years before snowboarding. when he finally tried snowboarding he picked it up extremely quickly because the carving and balance required for wakeboarding are very similar.

im interested to try wakeboarding, especially at that cool orlando water park (as seen in "Never Back Down"...haha).
11-22-2009 11:26 AM
iKimshi Wakeboarding definitely is a rough sport. I've only done it a couple of times myself so I'm not that good but my friend is really into it and I've seen him in the hospital more times for wakeboarding than anything else.
11-22-2009 10:58 AM
JeffreyCH I'm kinda backwards from everyone else lol. I started riding snow to cure my wake jones. It is a brutal sport, had my share of hard diggers. No matter what invest in top level bindings, nice and snug, most knee injuries are caused from a 1 in 1 out crash (where 1 foot comes out the other doesn't)

The main difference between wake and snow is how you use the edges, wieght transfer is about the same, but on a WB you lay it on edge to accelerate into the wake, and flatten to slow down, completly the opposite of a snowboard. Then there is the rope to deal with, you have to keep it in your mind that you are on a pendulem from your tow point, and rope control is key. Whoever said keep it low on the hip was exactly right, feels wierd at first, but this is how you center all your movments, and initiate spins, both surface and air.
09-29-2009 11:07 AM
CaptT
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are those pins or clamps they are putting in?
those knee surgery camera's are crazy, can't tell what I am looking at, except some alien planet.

Here is buddies xray - he'll probabl have a little knee innerspace movie soon.

The top right with the "nubs" shows my missing ACL... the ACL is supposed to attach at the "nubs", bottom left show the stitch in my meniscus, and bottom right is my new jewelry (massive screw...one of 3)

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looks like an awesome lake you go to
That is Lake Powell and it is VERY AWESOME! I usually only make it once a year but one day I hope to retire there! lol
09-28-2009 08:05 PM
m_jel
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Ya...you aren't kidding...











And the fun that caused it all.......



Needless to say I didn't land the above shot.....this was my last run

looks like an awesome lake you go to
09-28-2009 05:01 PM
Augie09 are those pins or clamps they are putting in?
those knee surgery camera's are crazy, can't tell what I am looking at, except some alien planet.

Here is buddies xray - he'll probabl have a little knee innerspace movie soon.
09-28-2009 04:34 PM
CaptT
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definitely a brutal sport. Friend blew his knee out last weekend, looking at surgery to put back together.

Ya...you aren't kidding...











And the fun that caused it all.......



Needless to say I didn't land the above shot.....this was my last run
09-27-2009 01:24 PM
NyInfamous'Girl
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35mph that would hurt like helll. 20-22 is ideal for wakeboarding, which seems slow for waterskiers. I was towed by a waterski driver and took a spill going 30+, forgot to tell him wakeboarders go slower and I paid the price with a bad headache.
Actually...here is a funny story. The boyfriend got a boat, basically just for wakeboarding cause of snowboarding withdrawel. So, we got a wakeboard and before we didn't any type of research or anything, we just got the board and went out. We didn't know that on a wakeboard your only supposed to go 16-20, 25 mph tops. So we were going 45-50 mph. We had one wakeboard for both me and my BF, I am 130 lbs and he is 185 lbs. Our wakeboard...132. Good for me...sucked for him. So in order to get him out of the water we would have to gun it....I felt like i was gonna take off though. haha.

So this is why I hit the water at....35 mph
09-27-2009 11:03 AM
danielle
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35mph that would hurt like helll. 20-22 is ideal for wakeboarding, which seems slow for waterskiers. I was towed by a waterski driver and took a spill going 30+, forgot to tell him wakeboarders go slower and I paid the price with a bad headache.
We tow about 16-20. We started off as waterskiers and it felt really wierd towing someone going so slow. I find falling really isn't the issue, my arms can be because they get tired. I also do not do anything to crazy. I know my husband took a bad spill last year and landed on his head/ear and his balance/head was kind of screwed for a few days.
09-27-2009 10:13 AM
Augie09
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Yea I must say wakeboarding is a brutal sport....hitting the water at 35 mph doesnt feel good on your face, or thighs.
35mph that would hurt like helll. 20-22 is ideal for wakeboarding, which seems slow for waterskiers. I was towed by a waterski driver and took a spill going 30+, forgot to tell him wakeboarders go slower and I paid the price with a bad headache.
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