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Old 04-08-2012, 01:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So this year I am going to be able to go wakeboarding alot! I have never tried this before and I was wondering if you have any tips/tricks and if you could point out any good companies. I might buy my own if I get good and go enough, and I was wondering what good board/boot/bindings companies their are in this sport. It looks like so much fun!
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Start working out. The hardest part of it is getting up.
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im a long time wakeboarder. My personal favorite has always been Liquid Force, specifically Shawn Watson's pro model board and boots, his Watson Classic is just that, a classic. tried and true setup. other top names in the game are Hyperlite, CWB, and Ronix.

it is similar to snowboarding but very different. your speed is constant and you have a rope pulling you, so different forces in effect for sure. my advice would be to resist the instant urge of wanting to jump wakes right away, and really get your 'ground' game built up first. learn the board and how it reacts with the water, and how you can manipulate it with the handle/rope there to hold you up. get solid at quick hard carves, sprays, surface spins and just playing around having fun on the water. once your really comfy it will make jumping and general progressing a lot easier. also, go ahead and commit some time to getting comfortable switch. takeing off and landing switch are crucial to building a bag of tricks
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im a long time wakeboarder. My personal favorite has always been Liquid Force, specifically Shawn Watson's pro model board and boots, his Watson Classic is just that, a classic. tried and true setup. other top names in the game are Hyperlite, CWB, and Ronix.

it is similar to snowboarding but very different. your speed is constant and you have a rope pulling you, so different forces in effect for sure. my advice would be to resist the instant urge of wanting to jump wakes right away, and really get your 'ground' game built up first. learn the board and how it reacts with the water, and how you can manipulate it with the handle/rope there to hold you up. get solid at quick hard carves, sprays, surface spins and just playing around having fun on the water. once your really comfy it will make jumping and general progressing a lot easier. also, go ahead and commit some time to getting comfortable switch. takeing off and landing switch are crucial to building a bag of tricks
Thanks, will do. I'm hoping I will pick this up relatively quickly.
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Nice pictures and good advice. Sorry if it's off topic, but Wakesurfing is an absolute blast if you have access to a boat that can make a solid wake for it. Little tricky at first going rope-less, but incredibly addicting and fun.
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Nice pictures and good advice. Sorry if it's off topic, but Wakesurfing is an absolute blast if you have access to a boat that can make a solid wake for it. Little tricky at first going rope-less, but incredibly addicting and fun.
Yea my Aunt and Uncle own a boat club and all the people there are so nice. They have tons of boats, ski-doos, wakeboards,wakeskate boards, and wakesurf boards, so I am getting the chance to try it all! Super pumped for this summer. I think I finally found a good summer hobby =]
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ahhh yes, surfing is a blast too...especially as I get older since its such low impact

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Haha that looks so cool! I tried regular surfing before and I suck though. I hope I will be able to pick up wakeboarding as fast as I picked up snowboarding.
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