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Old 06-12-2009, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So i live in Michigan (go wings!) and with all this great water i have decided to try wakeboarding. Once you stand up is it anything like snowboarding? I have been water skiing once or twice and i never really enjoyed it. Is wakeboarding something i should try?
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah you should try it, its a blast
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah you should try it, its a blast

thank you kyle, i will give it a go!
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea, wakeboarding is a good time. I used to ski but was never all that good, so I tried out wakeboarding. Its a little bit like snowboarding, easier in some ways, harder in others. Its definitely something you should check out, but don't give up on skiing, I'm thinking of trying to get good at a little slalom skiing this summer up at the cottage. Goodluck
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your edges are much different. When you learn try and do it without a center fin if the board has some molded or side fins. Doing this will teach you proper edging instead of learning the wrong way
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your edges are much different. When you learn try and do it without a center fin if the board has some molded or side fins. Doing this will teach you proper edging instead of learning the wrong way
I'm a little confused.. so don't use a board with a center fin? what does that do?
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just started wakeboarding myself. Took several attempts before I could get up out of the water but it finally clicked. Next time out I'm going to work on more board control, since I can get up everytime and ride it comfortably.
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well center fins are always removeable. Often times their is some fins on the sides that are molded or some even have screw in fins on the sides. I'm saying that not using the center one teaches how to really on your edges rather than the fins to keep you stable. When you get better you'll want to get rid of the center fin anyways, so doing it earlier just helps you with that curve. Does that make sense?
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well center fins are always removeable. Often times their is some fins on the sides that are molded or some even have screw in fins on the sides. I'm saying that not using the center one teaches how to really on your edges rather than the fins to keep you stable. When you get better you'll want to get rid of the center fin anyways, so doing it earlier just helps you with that curve. Does that make sense?

yeah for sure. kind of like taking the training wheels of your bike. I'll consider this
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No its not like snowboarding. It a little similar maybe, such as the tow turns and heel turns, but snowboarding is way better. When you turn you use your edges, but its very sensitive. Since your only turning on water, you cant grip onto anything so the board slips out from under you pretty damn easy. My suggestion to you, is keep the rope at your hip and your body completely parallel with the boat. It feels awkward, but that is definitely the right way to do it. Its a good time for sure, but I personally cannot compare anything to snowboarding :-))))
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