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Old    Mark (mvl)      Join Date: May 2004       01-29-2008, 8:21 PM Reply   
I would have thought the majority would have been Direct drive boats, however, I/O's and outboards are almost 60% of what people learned to ride behind. Maybe those of us with wakeboarding boats should spread the love a little more.
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       01-29-2008, 8:47 PM Reply   
For a small fee i will set them free
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-29-2008, 8:53 PM Reply   
It doesn't surprise me Mark, if you think about it, when wakeboarding first came about, (late 80's early 90's?) most boating families (including ours) had I/O's. It was only the hard core slalom skiers who owned DD inboards which were usually closed bow tournament boats. So most peoples' first experience with wakeboarding was behind the family runabout.
Old    Matt (loudsubz)      Join Date: Aug 2001       01-29-2008, 9:04 PM Reply   
All I have ridden behind since I started when I was 14 or 15 was a outboard bowrider. This year will be my first year behind a direct drive inboard.
Old    Brandon Burek (yubasanger)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-29-2008, 10:40 PM Reply   
Learned behind a jet boat. You talk about tough if you can learn behind a jet then getting up behind anything else is a breeze. Chris is right on most were I/O and outboards then.
Old    Bill Sloan (bill_sloan)      Join Date: Nov 2007       01-30-2008, 6:23 PM Reply   
I learned behind a jet boat too. First time I got to try behind a I/O I thought something strange was happening.
Old    Joe B (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-30-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
Learned behind a jet ski, then jet boat, then I/O, and so on. It's like progressing from an A-Cup to Double D's... Sprain a thumb but worth it

Yes, I rocked a skurfer and still have a Waketech back when sit down jet skis just came out.
Old    Nick Schrein (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-30-2008, 10:13 PM Reply   
My first time was behind a wakeboat, I think... But I only got up for like, ten seconds at a time, and only went three or four times. Only took me one try to get up though. :-) However, I REALLY learned to ride behind a jetski. That's what I first started really getting up and riding around behind. However... It was a two seater ancient kawasaki, so I didn't really do any progressing for about 4 years of riding... Kinda sad looking back on it. I've been riding since I was 10, and I just started w2w's and riding switch this last summer... This makes me curious, did anyone else really learn to ride behind a jetski with a driver who knew nothing about wakeboarding teaching you? Or just learned behind a jetski?


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