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jtnz 04-05-2010 7:12 PM

Rope length behind a Jet ski, shorter or longer?
Our boat is out of action at the moment so I took a set behind my flatmate's Kawasaki X2 yesterday. Not much wake to speak of it was pretty much jet wash but it looked a little better further back. I was riding at about 50 ft, just the main line no extensions. That put me about 15 - 20 ft back from the rooster tail.

I will play around with rope length but can anyone tell me whether a longer or shorter rope works better, maybe a rope with some stretch would work better, I don't expect I'll be loading the line up too much. I think a longer rope would pull the ski around less when I cut, went for a hard cut out into the flats to try a surface spin and pulled the ski over. Suggestions?


wakemitch 04-05-2010 7:25 PM

i ride at 60ft i think. the inside out can be pretty fun. i love doing start up tricks inside out, thats when the wake is the biggest.

but really, if you are riding behind a jet ski you should just get a wakeskate. you can do everything you would be able to do on a wakeboard plus a million other tricks. no limits

waterdork88 04-05-2010 7:54 PM

Agreed with Mitch. With jetskis (for me) you can have it too short but you can't have it too long. Just more room for slashing and ollies :)

Kane 04-06-2010 3:10 AM

I ride at 75ft behind our jetski. I also have a skate but the water is too cold here (in Ireland) to wakeskate for more than 3 or 4 weeks (at least if you fall in as much as I do on a skate)
I've got a Hyperlite Roam though which is fantastic fun behind the ski. they are also a great way to get hours switch riding under your belt.

bmartin 04-06-2010 11:22 AM

OK I know there is virtually no wake on a PWC, but behind ours, there is actually a tiny lip at around 60-65 feet at 20MPH. That is where we keep it - mostly for skating though.

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