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Old 08-24-2010, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It was my first day cable wakeboarding yesterday. It literally hurts me to write this.

I took a two hour pass on the cable and ended up getting beaten up like a bitch before eventually standing up and riding.

Most painful is the forearms/hands/fingers. I feel like the cripple from the Usual Suspects. I ended up having to light cigarettes the way he does when I went out tonight. Let me tell you no girls will come up to you to ask you how you picked up that injury. They're too scared your face is going to do something they saw Sean Penn do in My name is Sam.

Everything else hurts, too. From the top of the head down to my effing toes. I have that feeling that I worked many muscles I did not know existed.

Anyone else doing cable wakeboarding out there? Can you learn to avoid feeling like this after spending a day on the water?
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LOL.....Riding cable is a lot easier then behind a boat. After a couple days on the lake I'm beat to death, and I've been doing it for years.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Started wakeboarding this summer, such a good off season training tool Having been skateboarding/snowboarding for years, it's only natural to try the water version of it! It's definitely a kickass sport, and I love it. After a few days out on the water I'm usually destroyed..never done cable riding, but i'm sure it's awesome.

Just keep doing it, it'll get easier as your muscles get used to riding.
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I hate wakeboarding, for the love of me I cannot stand up.
I've gone with countless people who say "Oh, 1 day in the water with me and you'll have it down" but it's all bullshit.
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I hate wakeboarding, for the love of me I cannot stand up.
I've gone with countless people who say "Oh, 1 day in the water with me and you'll have it down" but it's all bullshit.
I feel completely the opposite. I think that's exactly true for most people who have snowboarded/skateboarded before. I got up my first try and was already popping off the wakes my second run. Third run I was fuckin' around and attempted a 360, and surprisingly came very close to landing it.

Have you been able to get up and out of the water? If you just can't stay up, throw all of your weight on that back leg. Keep your back leg bent and your front leg straight and just lean as far back as you can.
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I feel completely the opposite. I think that's exactly true for most people who have snowboarded/skateboarded before. I got up my first try and was already popping off the wakes my second run. Third run I was fuckin' around and attempted a 360, and surprisingly came very close to landing it.

Have you been able to get up and out of the water? If you just can't stay up, throw all of your weight on that back leg. Keep your back leg bent and your front leg straight and just lean as far back as you can.
Nope, never been able to get up and out. There's just a mental block, no matter what people tell me to do I never seem able to go through with it.
It's just not my gig, I can surf, skateboard, snowboard, but not wakeboard.
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The way I always explain it is, squat like a frog over the board, leading edge under the water line and point your toes at the boat. For some reason women get it easier then guys do, every chick I've had go for the first time gets it in one or two trys, while some of my guy friends don't get it at all. I think it's cause guys try to fight the boat and muscle thier way out while chicks just go with it. It's a matter of letting the board plane out naturally, if you fight the boat you will loose everytime.
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That's exactly what my problem is.
I can't seem to just "go with it" like you say.
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You're probebly over thinking it. Think about surfing, when it comes time to hop up you just know and do it. You can stay squatted on the board even after you come up, let it slide for a few then stand up and roll it forward.
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That's exactly what my problem is.
I can't seem to just "go with it" like you say.
its different on a cable. you start off at full speed and you can make a dry start, if you want, so there shouldn't be any issues with getting going.

however, once you get going it might not be as fun as riding behind a boat. you don't get a wake riding on the cable so best you can do is pop ollies and do stuff on obstacles (rails and jumps). its still very good fun riding on a cable, IMO.
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