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Old     (MoombaRiderJ)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-30-2011, 6:27 AM Reply   
I truly enjoy wakeboarding, but just struggle with some key fundamentals. I am self taught with absolutely not instruction, but progressing way too slow for my own good and in comparison to most. I have read and read and read about all the proper techniques (handle position, progressive edge, body position, line tension) and also got a training DVD. With all that reading, watching training videos online and the DVD are not truly equating to advancement behind the boat for me. I realize with my age I will not be trying to obtain a spot on the pro circuit, but I do want to advance my riding. Growing up around boats and skiing as a child, they didn't even have wakeboards, the only thing available back then was water skis, kneeboards, trick skis, and tubes. That being said here is my capabilities.

- can get up with no problem
- comfortable moving in and out of the wake
- of course comfortable jumping heelside (not always clearing the wake)
- getting better weekly with toeside jumps
- no problem switching...not completely comfortable riding switch
- can do a couple of the easier grabs

now here are my options and this is where I would like for anyone's honest opinion on the best bang for my buck

- 1 hour training session in a wakeboarding clinic ($100.00...for a 1 on 1 behind the boat)

- All day training session in a wakeboarding clinic ($300-600 depending on clinic) this include land training, trampoline training, behind the boat, this would of course be in a larger group

- Get yearly membership for $100.00 to Learnwake.com and send them inquiries/videos/pictures year round for assistance

I don't want to waste my money, of course with this economy and higher gas prices...but I am getting frustrated and want to elevate my riding...thanks in advance for anyone's advice

 
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