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Frozenwhite 06-29-2011 6:06 AM

Hi. New to the forum and wakeboarding
 
Had a few lessons and became instantly hooked. Bought my first board and bindings which arrived yesterday
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...1/IMG_2611.jpg

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...1/IMG_2615.jpg

All I need to buy before I can get on the water at the weekend is a rope and handle. Does anyone have any advice regarding the bindings set up?

helix_rider 06-29-2011 6:22 AM

Welcome to the addiction! I learned on a LF Trip as well...love that board. As far as setup, I would suggest a 'mirror' arrangement of your bindings. I think the typical beginner setup is 15 degrees ducked 'out' for both feet. I always set them up, get in them and jump around on the carpet, making sure that my knees feel comfortable with bending down to a sitting position and torquing my torso like I'm holding the rope.

I have heard people say to jump as high as you can and then land in a stable 'legs apart' stance. Measure your stance and adjust binding distance accordingly. I personally just put them 'all the way out'...but that is personal taste.

Good luck...and get a good no stretch rope!

Frozenwhite 06-29-2011 6:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helix_rider (Post 1689468)
Welcome to the addiction! I learned on a LF Trip as well...love that board. As far as setup, I would suggest a 'mirror' arrangement of your bindings. I think the typical beginner setup is 15 degrees ducked 'out' for both feet. I always set them up, get in them and jump around on the carpet, making sure that my knees feel comfortable with bending down to a sitting position and torquing my torso like I'm holding the rope.

I have heard people say to jump as high as you can and then land in a stable 'legs apart' stance. Measure your stance and adjust binding distance accordingly. I personally just put them 'all the way out'...but that is personal taste.

Good luck...and get a good no stretch rope!

Thanks for the advice. Will hopefully have a handle ordered for the weekend.

Anyone any thoughts on this combo?

http://www.bargainboards.co.uk/P/OBr...0-(24678).aspx

Frozenwhite 06-30-2011 3:09 PM

Amended my bindings

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...1/946b81e2.jpg

I also ordered a LF combo which arrives tomorrow. I'm all set for the weekend

cwb4me 06-30-2011 4:16 PM

Have fun and be safe.Welcome to Wakeworld.

trio 06-30-2011 11:14 PM

Great choice on board. It will take you as far as you want to go.

I recommend subscribing to LearnWake.com

It is a great website with very helpful videos covering everything from tower connections & getting up to KGB's.

You could also download T.S.O. Wake (The School of Wake) App for your iPhone (if you have one) It is another great tutorial resource with tons of Vids.


Have fun!

Frozenwhite 07-01-2011 1:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trio (Post 1690182)
Great choice on board. It will take you as far as you want to go.

I recommend subscribing to LearnWake.com

It is a great website with very helpful videos covering everything from tower connections & getting up to KGB's.

You could also download T.S.O. Wake (The School of Wake) App for your iPhone (if you have one) It is another great tutorial resource with tons of Vids.


Have fun!

Will do both. Thanks

benjaminp 07-01-2011 6:53 AM

Welcome to wakeboarding! A little heads up about Wakeworld. You're going to need thick skin sometimes, as you'll likely take some flaming at some point or another. Dont take it personally, and tough it out, because this site is also full of awesome people with great experience and help.

wakereviews 07-01-2011 6:55 AM

Welcome to the site and sport! Great looking setup you have!

Frozenwhite 07-01-2011 8:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by benjaminp (Post 1690211)
Welcome to wakeboarding! A little heads up about Wakeworld. You're going to need thick skin sometimes, as you'll likely take some flaming at some point or another. Dont take it personally, and tough it out, because this site is also full of awesome people with great experience and help.

I have plenty of forum experience. Been through it all before so know what to expect. Thanks for the heads up anyway

deltagrubber 07-01-2011 3:05 PM

LF tripp was my first as well......
 
Welcome, second thing to remember is that we don't get to see a lot of phillies from the land of Scot, so post at will........;)

Frozenwhite 07-04-2011 6:06 AM

I had a few hours out on the water on Saturday. Was great finally getting to use my own board and boat. Had one of the hottest days of the year for it too which was good. Going to try and get out as much as possible from now on. Had a couple of nasty falls. My foot came out one of my bindings and I kinda twisted my ankle. Wasn't long in getting back up and then was down again, Face first this time. Still absolutely loved it though and can't wait to go again

Frozenwhite 07-05-2011 2:42 AM

This is my very first attempt at wakeboarding. Go easy on me, as you will see I get a bit better as it goes on

<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rkyL_RGzE3M?hd=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

wakebrdjay 07-05-2011 7:17 AM

Now you need to start trying to stand up a bit more,trying not to bend at the waist and keep your chest up.Bending at the waist is a bad habit you want to correct early so it doesn't end up being in your muscle memory.You were standing taller as the video went on.Nice job keep at it ,you will get better and it will get easier.

Frozenwhite 07-05-2011 7:31 AM

Thanks. Going to have a few more lessons soon while getting as much time as possible on the water on my own (not literally) The instructor said I done pretty well for my first ever attempt at any watersports

wakebrdjay 07-05-2011 8:20 AM

That was your very first go at it?You did great!

Frozenwhite 07-05-2011 8:38 AM

Yeah, First time. Thanks. The instructors compliments really played a part in me getting my own board and deciding to take it up

greglb842 08-02-2011 4:13 AM

Thaqt looks just like me. See how his rear leg is kicking out towards the boat is that due to the rope not being pulled into his hip?

tampawake 08-02-2011 6:48 AM

Congrats man I am a Florida wimp. If the driver has to wear a stocking cap I aint riding!! Congrats your already more hardcore then many of us!!

brett33 08-02-2011 7:42 AM

catching on quickly! stay with it.. looks FRIGID out there.

WssLife 08-02-2011 7:55 AM

welcome to the obsession, thats a great set-up nice pick, way to go you did great for your first day out there keep at it!!

irishrider92 08-02-2011 8:00 AM

Congrats man you'll love it. Do you know Robin Coates? He went to nottingham trent and rode around lomond a bit.

Frozenwhite 08-04-2011 11:33 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Here is my last trip, loving it more and more each time

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Frozenwhite 08-29-2011 1:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by irishrider92 (Post 1697670)
Congrats man you'll love it. Do you know Robin Coates? He went to nottingham trent and rode around lomond a bit.

When you asked this question I didn't know him. I met him at Loch Stock this month. He's awesome on a wakeboard :cool:

SS_Hooke102 09-06-2011 10:07 PM

Looking great out there man! Would definitely reinforce that learnwake membership, the guy who runs the website and does video diagnostics of your riding is fantastic. Definitely knows what he is talking about. Tear it up, and don't forget to have a blast!

dcdman67 09-07-2011 7:47 AM

Scotland Wakeboarding?
 
How cold is it there? I am headed to Loch Lomond on the 17th to wakeboard with some friends. Do I need to bring a wetsuit?

Thanks!
Dan


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