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bsebllhglyknit 07-31-2007 4:17 PM

Ok both me and my dad ride and we finally got my sister up. She can ride for alittle but freaks really easy like when the water gets rough. Me being the nice brother I am lets here have the first run so she can have the good water. Im trying to get her hooked into the sport. Idk if getting her a pink board would help lol or what. Do you ladies have any advice. I try and encourage her as much as i can. I just dont see that drive in her that i see in other people i ride with.

kitstocks 07-31-2007 4:59 PM

Is she really into wakeboarding? Most girl love the sport before they get out there and eat <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> she is too scared to wakeboard have you thought about wakesurfing?

bsebllhglyknit 07-31-2007 5:18 PM

she has never hurt herself wakeboarding though so idk. And she isnt the most coordinated girl out there. She seems to really like it when she has friends around and family but when its just three of us she seems to not care. I want to try wakesurfing which i will soon.

kal_dude 08-01-2007 1:04 PM

tow her slow, and teach her how to control the board, and allow her knees to absorb the rough water!!! it will just take time for her to get comfortable enough to start riding more aggressive!!!! she can ride with us?!?!?

sonironi 08-07-2007 10:30 PM

I'm new to wakeboarding and have a similar prob when the water gets rough. I don't bent my knees enough and allow them to be natural shock absorbers. maybe she feels a little intimidated when it's more 1 on 1 so to speak. maybe she wants to impress her brother, hard to say exactly what exactly a young girl/woman is thinking. the 'social" scene can be good at the same time can distract her from learning. I don't know your methods of teaching, and when it comes to family, sometimes some of us can feel pushed or like we're being told what to do, instead of seeing it as friendly advice. when it's more 1 on 1, maybe let her get the feel of it, get frustrated w/herself, maybe ask if she's ready for you to offer a few tid bits at that time, but also allow her to ask questions. in her own time, if she really wants to wakeboard, she will also ask your advice and opinion. From a girls stand point, she may not want to be "told" what to do. Suggestions are good though. Us females can be a complicated thing <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

futurerx 08-09-2007 8:12 AM

let her take it at her own pace!! my boyfriend really tried to push me when i first started rather than letting me get comfortable..she may be uncomfortable around a bunch of people right now..we have some good friends on our lake who would come out with us during the week when the lake wasn't so busy..plus a girl teaching a girl helped me so much! guys just don't understand sometimes why girls can't just get it!! you probably won't see that drive immediately--give her some time! i know when i first started i didn't like taking the first run--that has since changed over time, but again it had to be at my pace..give her lots of encouragement and realize that she just might not be into it as much--right now or ever..i took a whole summer of just getting up and staying right behind the boat getting comfy..the next summer i was edgin out and crossing the wake..this year i'm working on edging stronger and want to jump the wake, but still haven't been able to do it..keep taking her out there, but if she doesn't want to go don't push it!! get her on this site too if she's interested!! we'll pump her up! <BR> <BR>ps. a pink board might help!! <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

hgaugh 08-09-2007 10:11 AM

I might recommend you getting the video The Book Wakeboarding Chapters 1 and 2....perfect for beginners and gets someone like her familiar with how she can grow and body movements. <BR> <BR>THEN, buy her the CHICKFLICK...that will motivate any girl to get out their and ride... <BR> <BR>Before and After the movies; if she has a board she is familiar with OR if you have gotten her the pink board...sonironi and farrah have given some good advice. We all started somewhere; I remember it initially took me time to ride with more people in the boat. I felt bad when I would fall and they'd have to come pick me up...between patience and a good crew...that makes all the difference in the world!

futurerx 08-09-2007 12:19 PM

one other suggestion..ask her if she's really interested in learning--get her a gift certificate for a few lessons..learning from family can be tough!

bsebllhglyknit 08-09-2007 7:49 PM

Well we went out this past weekend and I kinda over exaggerated the encouragement. It seemed to help alot I mean she got back in the boat after riding inside the wake and was like how do I turn. (which put a smile on my face) Before the end of the day she was going outside of the wake and coming back in. It was nice to see her excitement as well.


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