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Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       06-29-2011, 7:06 AM Reply   
Had a few lessons and became instantly hooked. Bought my first board and bindings which arrived yesterday




All I need to buy before I can get on the water at the weekend is a rope and handle. Does anyone have any advice regarding the bindings set up?
Old    Loren (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       06-29-2011, 7:22 AM Reply   
Welcome to the addiction! I learned on a LF Trip as well...love that board. As far as setup, I would suggest a 'mirror' arrangement of your bindings. I think the typical beginner setup is 15 degrees ducked 'out' for both feet. I always set them up, get in them and jump around on the carpet, making sure that my knees feel comfortable with bending down to a sitting position and torquing my torso like I'm holding the rope.

I have heard people say to jump as high as you can and then land in a stable 'legs apart' stance. Measure your stance and adjust binding distance accordingly. I personally just put them 'all the way out'...but that is personal taste.

Good luck...and get a good no stretch rope!
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       06-29-2011, 7:29 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by helix_rider View Post
Welcome to the addiction! I learned on a LF Trip as well...love that board. As far as setup, I would suggest a 'mirror' arrangement of your bindings. I think the typical beginner setup is 15 degrees ducked 'out' for both feet. I always set them up, get in them and jump around on the carpet, making sure that my knees feel comfortable with bending down to a sitting position and torquing my torso like I'm holding the rope.

I have heard people say to jump as high as you can and then land in a stable 'legs apart' stance. Measure your stance and adjust binding distance accordingly. I personally just put them 'all the way out'...but that is personal taste.

Good luck...and get a good no stretch rope!
Thanks for the advice. Will hopefully have a handle ordered for the weekend.

Anyone any thoughts on this combo?

http://www.bargainboards.co.uk/P/OBr...0-(24678).aspx
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       06-30-2011, 4:09 PM Reply   
Amended my bindings



I also ordered a LF combo which arrives tomorrow. I'm all set for the weekend

Last edited by Frozenwhite; 06-30-2011 at 4:11 PM.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-30-2011, 5:16 PM Reply   
Have fun and be safe.Welcome to Wakeworld.
Old    Tommy I (trio)      Join Date: Jan 2010       07-01-2011, 12:14 AM Reply   
Great choice on board. It will take you as far as you want to go.

I recommend subscribing to LearnWake.com

It is a great website with very helpful videos covering everything from tower connections & getting up to KGB's.

You could also download T.S.O. Wake (The School of Wake) App for your iPhone (if you have one) It is another great tutorial resource with tons of Vids.


Have fun!
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-01-2011, 2:18 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by trio View Post
Great choice on board. It will take you as far as you want to go.

I recommend subscribing to LearnWake.com

It is a great website with very helpful videos covering everything from tower connections & getting up to KGB's.

You could also download T.S.O. Wake (The School of Wake) App for your iPhone (if you have one) It is another great tutorial resource with tons of Vids.


Have fun!
Will do both. Thanks
Old    Ben Wilcox (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-01-2011, 7:53 AM Reply   
Welcome to wakeboarding! A little heads up about Wakeworld. You're going to need thick skin sometimes, as you'll likely take some flaming at some point or another. Dont take it personally, and tough it out, because this site is also full of awesome people with great experience and help.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       07-01-2011, 7:55 AM Reply   
Welcome to the site and sport! Great looking setup you have!
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-01-2011, 9:23 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by benjaminp View Post
Welcome to wakeboarding! A little heads up about Wakeworld. You're going to need thick skin sometimes, as you'll likely take some flaming at some point or another. Dont take it personally, and tough it out, because this site is also full of awesome people with great experience and help.
I have plenty of forum experience. Been through it all before so know what to expect. Thanks for the heads up anyway
Old    Deltagrubber (deltagrubber)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-01-2011, 4:05 PM Reply   
Welcome, second thing to remember is that we don't get to see a lot of phillies from the land of Scot, so post at will........
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-04-2011, 7:06 AM Reply   
I had a few hours out on the water on Saturday. Was great finally getting to use my own board and boat. Had one of the hottest days of the year for it too which was good. Going to try and get out as much as possible from now on. Had a couple of nasty falls. My foot came out one of my bindings and I kinda twisted my ankle. Wasn't long in getting back up and then was down again, Face first this time. Still absolutely loved it though and can't wait to go again
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-05-2011, 3:42 AM Reply   
This is my very first attempt at wakeboarding. Go easy on me, as you will see I get a bit better as it goes on

Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-05-2011, 8:17 AM Reply   
Now you need to start trying to stand up a bit more,trying not to bend at the waist and keep your chest up.Bending at the waist is a bad habit you want to correct early so it doesn't end up being in your muscle memory.You were standing taller as the video went on.Nice job keep at it ,you will get better and it will get easier.
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-05-2011, 8:31 AM Reply   
Thanks. Going to have a few more lessons soon while getting as much time as possible on the water on my own (not literally) The instructor said I done pretty well for my first ever attempt at any watersports

Last edited by Frozenwhite; 07-05-2011 at 8:34 AM.
Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-05-2011, 9:20 AM Reply   
That was your very first go at it?You did great!
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       07-05-2011, 9:38 AM Reply   
Yeah, First time. Thanks. The instructors compliments really played a part in me getting my own board and deciding to take it up
Old    Greg Berman (greglb842)      Join Date: Aug 2011       08-02-2011, 5:13 AM Reply   
Thaqt looks just like me. See how his rear leg is kicking out towards the boat is that due to the rope not being pulled into his hip?
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       08-02-2011, 7:48 AM Reply   
Congrats man I am a Florida wimp. If the driver has to wear a stocking cap I aint riding!! Congrats your already more hardcore then many of us!!
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       08-02-2011, 8:42 AM Reply   
catching on quickly! stay with it.. looks FRIGID out there.
Old    Brody (WssLife)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-02-2011, 8:55 AM Reply   
welcome to the obsession, thats a great set-up nice pick, way to go you did great for your first day out there keep at it!!
Old    Brian Deegan (irishrider92)      Join Date: Jun 2009       08-02-2011, 9:00 AM Reply   
Congrats man you'll love it. Do you know Robin Coates? He went to nottingham trent and rode around lomond a bit.
Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-04-2011, 12:33 PM Reply   
Thanks for the comments everyone. Here is my last trip, loving it more and more each time

Old    Chris (Frozenwhite)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-29-2011, 2:36 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by irishrider92 View Post
Congrats man you'll love it. Do you know Robin Coates? He went to nottingham trent and rode around lomond a bit.
When you asked this question I didn't know him. I met him at Loch Stock this month. He's awesome on a wakeboard
Old    Bryce Stevens (SS_Hooke102)      Join Date: Sep 2011       09-06-2011, 11:07 PM Reply   
Looking great out there man! Would definitely reinforce that learnwake membership, the guy who runs the website and does video diagnostics of your riding is fantastic. Definitely knows what he is talking about. Tear it up, and don't forget to have a blast!
Old    Dan (dcdman67)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-07-2011, 8:47 AM Reply   
How cold is it there? I am headed to Loch Lomond on the 17th to wakeboard with some friends. Do I need to bring a wetsuit?

Thanks!
Dan

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