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By J. Mac (big_air_daddy) on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 9:22 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Hey riders, The boat industry seems to be producing bigger boats every year? When does the boat become to big and to wide for a good board ride? ex. xti,lsv 23,nati 226,tige v22,sang v230,calabria etc..Looking for pros& cons..
 
By LakeAustinRider (lakeaustinrider) on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 7:29 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The ideal size for wakeboarding is around 21ft. The bigger boats are made more for big families or people that party more that wakeboard. A bigger boat usually has a wider hull making it harder to sink into the water to throw a big wake. The wake is then too wide to be ideal for most people.

I think the boat manufacturers have a bigger profit margin on the bigger boats. That's why they keep coming out with bigger boats.

 
By Zedz Dead (ktm250) on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 7:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Simple economics, they keep coming out with bigger boats because people buy them.
 
By Zedz Dead (ktm250) on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 7:20 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
But, like said above it's all about displacement. A bigger boat requires more weight to create more proportional displacement which is what makes the wake bigger.
 
By J. Mac (big_air_daddy) on Thursday, January 16, 2003 - 11:42 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
If the boats have a 102inch beam, what would be the rope length or how would you judge the lenght?
 
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