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smitty1258 02-03-2010 5:59 AM

anyone ever used one behind the boat? <BR>Speed, length etc pls

behindtheboat 02-03-2010 6:37 AM

15-17 mph, around a 30ft line. <BR> <BR>Just rode it like you would a wakeskate.

dhcomp 02-03-2010 10:12 AM

Or ride the fiberglass ones like a wake surf board

sp0tts 02-03-2010 10:22 AM

I haven't personally, but I've seen a friend do it at wakeboard speeds on butter just messin around.... <BR> <BR>Same friend has also tried wakesurfing on one, but even he prefers the wakesurf boards....

bmartin 02-03-2010 10:51 AM

They do not have much rocker and always thought of them as better surfers than skates. Have mounted an old wakeboard fin to one and it made a pretty good skim style surfer at normal surf speeds. Actually it was noticably faster than some wakesurfers I have tried. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by bmartin on February 03, 2010)

bmartin 02-03-2010 10:52 AM

My really big friend uses a skim board to surf, the thing bends pretty bad but you can spin like never before on it. And he weighs 240 haha

bmartin 02-03-2010 11:00 AM

We have done it a few times and it seemed like a lot of work for a small reward. With no fins and a small area it was hard to control. But hey as long as your having fun it doesnt matter what your doing.

themxercr85 02-03-2010 6:32 PM

ya I was just thinking about it for screwing around, and if anyone else had fun doing it.

buddy210 02-03-2010 8:39 PM

It's a blast. We do it all the time, some surfing but also just being pulled farther back. I like the freedom you can spin like crazy and just have fun.

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