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-   -   Wakeboard morph into Wakeskate....N E 1 do this? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=242619)

newtique 07-24-2005 12:05 PM

What would be wrong with putting griptape on a wakeboard and calling it a wakeskate? <BR>Have you done it?

blazin 07-27-2005 4:54 PM

can't say i have

byerly137pro 07-27-2005 5:15 PM

Wakeboards are about 30cm give or take few longer than wakeskates.

newtique 07-28-2005 7:51 AM

So if your normal length is 141, and you have an old 137..... seems it should be about right. What else am I missing <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

xbar 07-28-2005 8:29 AM

While you could certainly do that, you would just be better off buying an inexpensive skate. So you would be using an old 137 to do this? Frankly, I think that you would be hard pressed to ollie that thing out of the water let alone get it to spin under you on shuvs. Typical wakeskates are around 105-115 or so, hence the 30cm difference as mentioned above. <BR> <BR>However, if you just plan on doing this for fun then go for it. Personally I would just mount the board on a wall or sell it to a newb.

just_board 07-28-2005 10:17 AM

yeah, my wakeskate is 104, and my wakeboard is 135, i couldn't imagine doing a shuv it on my board.. just drop 80 bucks and get a cwb Tribute <BR> <BR>it'll be worth it

newtique 07-28-2005 2:11 PM

OK, I'm convinced.....<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/triangle_right.gif" border=0> <BR>Thanks for the input!

scott_a 07-29-2005 8:28 AM

the first wakeskates were made by people that shortened their board and threw some grip tape (or variant) on the top.

wakeslife 07-29-2005 2:50 PM

sure why not.. just put some foam on the top and take off all your fins, or buy the HL Byerly like i did!!

hyper_force 08-01-2005 12:34 PM

we have wakeskate wars after a day of riding and usually we only have 1 skate out there so we take the bindings off a wakeboard and one person rocks that and the other rocks a skate... its basically the same thing but its more difficult to do tricks and stuff on but w/e


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