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04-30-2013 11:38 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by JeffreyCH View Post
A lot of that has to do more with the tower, having a higher tow point makes a huge difference. I put a tower on my boat after my second season, helps to have the rope pull up. I rode behind my brothers bass boat couple years ago, it's a 190hp outboard with a 24p prop (thing does like 70 lol). With that big of a prop his boat has no holeshot, combined with the lower tow point, it was rough getting up. I've got a 185hp v-6 (i/o) with a 17p prop(does about 30 wide open) it pops ya right up.
I guess that might have been one of the key things about that lesson I took. The boat had a proper tow tower what had the rope about 10+' in the air. Everything about that lesson was a blast! I just wish I did it more than once.

I'd love to get a bass boat though. I don't fish much but I love to haul ass, and our river/lake is good for them, lots of routes to take, generally flat water except in the biggest part which is 4 km x 8 km or so.
04-30-2013 10:28 AM
JeffreyCH
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah I CAN blame the boat in my case. Our main boat is a 90 HP Yamaha on a 15'6" cadorette (FG v-hull)... It'll do about 43 MPH flat out with one person in it. When my brother is slalom skiing he pulls so hard my dad is usually running the boat with the throttle pinned. It works hard to pull somebody out of the water!

That said, I took a lesson behind a proper inboard (not I/O) wakeboarding boat once. What a difference! I just popped out of the water!
A lot of that has to do more with the tower, having a higher tow point makes a huge difference. I put a tower on my boat after my second season, helps to have the rope pull up. I rode behind my brothers bass boat couple years ago, it's a 190hp outboard with a 24p prop (thing does like 70 lol). With that big of a prop his boat has no holeshot, combined with the lower tow point, it was rough getting up. I've got a 185hp v-6 (i/o) with a 17p prop(does about 30 wide open) it pops ya right up.

I skied from age 12 to my mid 20's, parents boat, then bought my own boat when I was 32. I found out that I didn't have the hand strength to get up on a slalom any more, minor carpel tunnel, so I spent that summer 2 planking it. About mid way through the next summer I found an old wakeboard at a garage sale for $50. That thing was a fucking tank, Connely blade runner from about 96'ish, shaped like a surfboard(directional) with sandel bindings It was horrible to get out of the water, I like to call that summer "the season of 10 rides out of 1000 tries"
04-30-2013 09:01 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Casual View Post
Here's shot behind the Malibu, not a huge wake but smooth and super fun.
Indy.
That looks like an awesome wake! Nice jump!
04-29-2013 10:19 PM
Casual Here's shot behind the Malibu, not a huge wake but smooth and super fun.

Indy.
04-29-2013 04:43 PM
wrathfuldeity winch boarding....about a mile from my house...crazy shit
04-29-2013 04:40 PM
KansasNoob The boat I ride behind makes about 150 if I had to guess. Tops out at 35 if it's planed for pulling, if it's glassy and trimmed down maybe 45 or so. Super deep V lets the driver turn on a dime. It will pull out 2 skiers pretty easily.
04-29-2013 04:35 PM
Casual Haha, sounds like my father in-laws boat. 90HP, hard to get a 200lb guy out of the water, boat pulls hard with the rider. My brother in-law has the big malibu, I get out with him a few times/year but we mostly go out with the father in-law - still fun though, wake looks pretty much like your dads boat. The Malibu on the other hand has a beauty of a wake.
04-29-2013 04:26 PM
poutanen
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I tried this last summer for the first time... didn't even get close! I did get draged like a mofo though lol. I'll try again this year but before wakeboarding, I'd already done 4 long pulls.... thats my excuse haha. And it was a big Malibu with 350HP so I can't blame the boat
Yeah I CAN blame the boat in my case. Our main boat is a 90 HP Yamaha on a 15'6" cadorette (FG v-hull)... It'll do about 43 MPH flat out with one person in it. When my brother is slalom skiing he pulls so hard my dad is usually running the boat with the throttle pinned. It works hard to pull somebody out of the water!

That said, I took a lesson behind a proper inboard (not I/O) wakeboarding boat once. What a difference! I just popped out of the water!
04-29-2013 03:25 PM
Casual
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
I learned to get up on 1 ski when I was in high school. Its fucking tough, a strong boat makes a huge difference. Never tried it on a 2booter, learned to drag my back foot/leg and just stick it behind once u get up.

Poutanen as your Dr., I prescribe 10 deep water slalom starts this summer!
I tried this last summer for the first time... didn't even get close! I did get draged like a mofo though lol. I'll try again this year but before wakeboarding, I'd already done 4 long pulls.... thats my excuse haha. And it was a big Malibu with 350HP so I can't blame the boat
04-29-2013 03:23 PM
Casual Wakeboarding is a great sport but I don't find it anything like snowboarding, body position is totally different, carving is totally different and jumping technique is completly different too. Snowboarders do much better than non snowboarders though when learning. I've never done a cable park but its all jumps and rails, never done that stuff on a wakeboard.

I prefer dock starts but deep water starts are super simple, people always overthink it and try to get up way to fast.

Nice pics poutanen! I'll upload a few later when I get home if I remember.
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