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Old    MF Noel (littlelady)      Join Date: Jun 2009       06-09-2009, 8:52 PM Reply   
Hi ladies,

I'm new here. I may as well start introducing myself. I'm a 25 yrs old "veteran" snowboard competitor. I've sort of stopped snowboard competitions and I've been wakeboarding on and off for the past decade behind various boats (mostly crappy ones without even a tower or a decent wake). Although, this year I'm riding regularly behind a Malibu Wakesetter and I'm planning on improving quite a bit. I would really like to try a local wakeboard contest in Ontario or Quebec, but I really don't know what the level of womens riding is out in the female wakeboard world. I simply ride with my boyfriend and his guy friends.....

What are the average FEMALE competitors throwing and sticking regularly up here?

I don't necessarily want to win a contest, but maybe just meet more good girls who ride, make friends, improve my skills and compete for fun without having to finish last.

Any advice?

Thanks!
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       06-10-2009, 6:05 AM Reply   
Hello,

I can't speak for much up there but around here contests with a women's division are mostly for fun. Generally we are all lumped in together regardless of skill so you might see one wake jumps, W2W 180s and a rare invert thrown by all different people in the same women's division. I usually ride just to do MY best and try not to worry about what the other gals are throwing. There was one season where I was consistently beat by a 12 year old - my only solace was when the contest was over I could stay up as late as I wanted and she probably had a bedtime!

The other option that you could consider is to enter the contests in the "regular" AKA men's division. Here near Chicago its Beginner - which is no spin greater than 180 and 1 invert allowed, Intermediate - which is up to 3 spins and/or inverts, and Outlaw - which is where anything goes.

Have fun this summer and let your snowboard skills work for you! Keep us posted!
Old    MF Noel (littlelady)      Join Date: Jun 2009       06-10-2009, 3:54 PM Reply   
Thanks Liz - sounds like its at my level! Now I just have to find a contest to hit up. I can't wait to try it out and meet new people.

MF

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