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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-09-2009, 02:23 AM
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Wake boarding gets really fun when you get to wear you can clear wake to wake toeside and heelside. I can now do fs 180s toeside and heelside and its so much fun.
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I compare wakeboarding to riding in powder.....except you don't have as much recovery options.....you sink your nose you have a split second to recover before slamo.......facial enema....! Good times though it is the only thing that keeps me sane waiting for the snow to fall.....
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Wakeboarding is definately way more brutal of a sport than most people give it credit for. I've hurt my back many times along with my knees and my jewels.
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definitely a brutal sport. Friend blew his knee out last weekend, looking at surgery to put back together.

I've had pretty good luck so far. We have a local wakeboard park, it's very addictive once you get the feel for hitting jumps and rails while being towed. Definitely different than hitting park feature snowboarding since you have to account for the pull.
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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.
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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