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Old     (ship_of_fools)      Join Date: Sep 2007       08-17-2008, 10:17 PM Reply   
I have a 14 year old (as well as an 11 and 8 year old) that started wakeboarding late last year. We bought a monster Tower for our boat a few months ago and have been out about once a week since we got it.

The 14 year old is doing great with wakeboarding (IMO). He was able to clear the wake the second time out after we got the Monster Tower. And today, he clear it Toe Side for the first time.

He can do some surface tricks - ollie, 180 switch, grind the wake, power slides on top of the wake, etc (I probably have most of these names wrong!!).

My problem is I am new to boating (and brand new to wakeboarding). I don't know anything about it. I have been visiting this site all summer and watching videos on U-tube - that's about it.

I don't know anyone else that does this and we live in Iowa, which isn't exactly the wakeboarding capital! Trying to find someone at the lake to help out hasn't worked out. Our schedule is tight and we usually go out last minute.

I want to encourage the kids to do well but not pressure them. I want to keep this fun for them so it is something they want to do.

What are some of the next steps my son should try? I want him to progress safely but they are high energy kids and they will get bored if they don't have something to challenge them.



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