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NickNorth11 08-06-2008 08:05 AM

First time out (pics + vid)
 
I went to my family's lake-house this weekend and tried wakeboarding for the first time. I only spent about an hour doing it because I had a narly wipe-out on the four-wheeler that was hurting pretty badly already. I had my 13 y.o. cousin on the camera, and he sucks, but he did manage to get a decent video of my wiping out during an attempt to get some air. (It looks like I got about a foot! when played in slow-,mo). I have a video of me not sucking, but it's shakey as hell and not nearly as entertaining. Enjoy.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...11/decent2.jpg
Don't look at the legs, you'll be blinded!

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...h11/decent.jpg


http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...decentwipe.jpg
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Simply^Ride 08-06-2008 10:56 AM

Damn, that's not bad for your first time out. How do you like it?

My only recommendation for your next time out is to relax your body a little more, and lean backward.

NickNorth11 08-06-2008 11:06 AM

Thanks. Yeah, I was more relaxed when I first started, but my legs got really tired, really quickly. So, I ended up squating more. I liked it quite a bit. I'm pretty sure snowboarding helped me a lot since nobody else picked it up nearly as quickly. I thought the carving aspect was really easy, which is why I was trying to get some air. After watching the video in slow-motion, I realized I need to lean back a lot more when trying jumps. (It would be a lot easier if there were wakes from other boats or ramps to hit. Jumping sideways is hard as shit)! With that being said, if snowboarding is a 10/10 on the fun factor, wakeboarding is a 7/10.

Simply^Ride 08-06-2008 11:15 AM

Well the thing with wakeboarding is that you're limited to freestyle, snowboarding has a whole lot of arrays to do. I can say that wakeboarding will never be as fun wakeboarding, but it's a good way spend my summer. Personally I have never been behind a boat, all my riding is done in the cable park. But I have heard that boat is a bit different, you have to set an edge when approach the wake that way you can use it as a ramp. Whats the setup of the bindings?

NickNorth11 08-06-2008 11:39 AM

I'm not sure about the bindings. The setup is pretty cheap ($100-ish for board and bindings). I'm a freestyle snowboarder (or at least I try to be), so freestyle wakeboarding is ideal for me, but it's so much different. It's really rough compared to s.b-ing due to the wakes by all the boats and choppy water from wind. I think I would like it a lot better the way you do it, but that's not possible in northern Michigan.

Kyle09 08-12-2008 01:22 PM

Dude you guys are hauling ass! Slow the boat down a little and that will make it easier. I usually go about 18mph.

briand505 08-12-2008 04:54 PM

thats pretty nice water to learn on. all lakes near where i live are choppy as hell from all the boats

NickNorth11 08-12-2008 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyle09 (Post 61750)
Dude you guys are hauling ass! Slow the boat down a little and that will make it easier. I usually go about 18mph.

I heard 17-20 is a good speed. The problem was that the speedometer is broken! haha. Sooooo, how fast does it look like we're going? (I bet it would hurt a lot less when I wipe out too! :laugh:)

Quote:

Originally Posted by briand505 (Post 61771)
thats pretty nice water to learn on. all lakes near where i live are choppy as hell from all the boats

It was okay. The water was like a sheet of glass that morning, but as the day progressed it got much worse.

NzGnu 08-12-2008 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simply^Ride (Post 61080)
I can say that wakeboarding will never be as fun wakeboarding,

heh...i would say that wakeboarding is pretty even with wakeboarding as far as the fun factor goes :p

megladan 08-13-2008 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NickNorth11 (Post 61778)
I heard 17-20 is a good speed. The problem was that the speedometer is broken! haha. Sooooo, how fast does it look like we're going? (I bet it would hurt a lot less when I wipe out too! :laugh:)


It was okay. The water was like a sheet of glass that morning, but as the day progressed it got much worse.

looks like you're pushin a solid 25-30 mph, the things up on too much of a plane you've got to keep the bow up to create the proper wake for it, or so i've noticed watching kids do it while im trying to fish!


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