|}Will a tower help improve my performance? and if so, then how? |
I have been riding behind a ski boat now for about two years... We have no tower on the boat just a normal tie-in. I have the whole concept of getting air and grabs down, but I don't seem to be getting much air (maybe 4 feet tops).
It seems that once I get in the air, I have the rope pulling me back down towards the water. I know I have the strength and the pop to go higher but I just can't get there... and I need some slack... Would a tower help improve my air-time and technique?
It seems to me that a tower would allow me to get the air that I want (at least 6 1/2 feet), and give me some of the slack I need for landings. Im just not an expert.
All help is appreciated, thank you.
Chad Ridings / Kansas City Missouri
|I had the same problem as you do, i got only like 4-6 feet, and that is cutting crazy almost dangerously fast at the wake. I then got a chance to get out on a real wakeboarding boat due to this website and a nice guy in my area. When i got to use the tower i got about 7- 8 feet high.|
|Maybe a longer rope will allow you to get more air? Typically riding behind a tower can allow you to get more air because the rope is a lot higher off the ground. I don't think it will improve your technique however. I could be totally wrong on that. I am not sure what you mean by having a normal tie-in. Is that a extended pole or a stock ski pole? If you don't have an extended pole, maybe you should try that if you're not looking to spend at least $1000.00 on a tower the extended pole linked below is $349.00. |
Here is a link to one
|dude towers kick man. they forsure help you with your techniqe and airtime. just get a tower with no flex. |
(what a stupid quetion)
|Stupid question? Screw you Sean! Thats how you learn you dork... by asking questions! |
Thanks for the help Richard, I totally appreciate the link. lots of help! By normal tie-in, I just meant to tie on back of the boat itself.
|seen wats a quetion?|
|lol, thanks for responding Sean. You kind of helped, but you had to be a dummy for calling it a stupid question... When you are trying to learn something, no question is stupid. |
By the way, thinking something is stupid on the advice of someone who can't spell the word "technique" properly along with thinking the term "for sure" is all one word... would be stupid in it's own right!
|sean - does wakeboarder.com have spell check?|