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Wakeboarder13 03-13-2013 8:19 PM

Need help deciding to buy Wakeboard or Skate. Opinions needed
 
Hey guys, I have a been wakeboarding for awhile and I need a need advanced Wakeboard. But I came across a wakeskating video. Should I get into wakeskating or buy a new board since mine is beginner and im above that level. Your opinions will decide my decision. Thanks

wakemitch 03-13-2013 9:08 PM

Wakeskating is a really fun sport. There is so much you can do with it.
I suggest you pick up a skate and see how you like it. Get a nice wood concave with griptape. A foam top flat deck might give you the false sense of what wakeskating is like.

Wakeboarder13 03-14-2013 4:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakemitch (Post 1811351)
Wakeskating is a really fun sport. There is so much you can do with it.
I suggest you pick up a skate and see how you like it. Get a nice wood concave with griptape. A foam top flat deck might give you the false sense of what wakeskating is like.

Thanks so get a wooden board no foam with grip tape? Is it anything like wakeboarding?

wakemitch 03-14-2013 9:29 AM

Getting up and riding is a lot like wakeboarding, and wake to wake feels about the same. The tricks are more like skateboarding though.

But you dont stand on it like a wakeboard. You want your back foot all the way on the tail, like a skateboard. You dont stand centered like a wakeboard.

Check out this video http://thewakeskatemag.com/riff-raff...ckett-session/

Wakeboarder13 03-14-2013 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wakemitch (Post 1811416)
Getting up and riding is a lot like wakeboarding, and wake to wake feels about the same. The tricks are more like skateboarding though.

But you dont stand on it like a wakeboard. You want your back foot all the way on the tail, like a skateboard. You dont stand centered like a wakeboard.

Check out this video http://thewakeskatemag.com/riff-raff...ckett-session/

Thanks. I can't go wake to wake anyways because we have a pontoon that is to slow and doesn't make a wake at all. I usually jump other peoples wakes. So wakeskating is better for the flats?

wakemitch 03-14-2013 2:15 PM

Wakeskating is much better in the flats. There are way more tricks you can do.
You have to have a wake to do stuff on a wakeboard. But with wakeskating you can do tons of skateboard tricks in the flat water.

jcollinge 03-16-2013 8:48 AM

here is a recent edit of Chris shredding on a skate here in Austin...

http://vimeo.com/60884797

In the video he's riding an Oak, Remote, and a Virtue 39.5...

tdickman4 05-10-2013 5:26 AM

you don't need a wake to do tricks wakeboarding, it just makes it easier and wakeskating has a bigger trick bag for in the flats


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