Note the pylon on my V-Drive sticks up just behind the rear seat.
No particular reason for using the pylon vs. the cleat on the back I guess… just habit. It does make it easier for the people in the boat to flip the rope over to the dirver’s side for pick ups if the rope is tied to the pylon… they don’t have to climb over the hatch to get to it.
yep lots of falling for the beginners… even when holding onto the rope. Slow motion falls… it’s classic to see the facial expressions before the fall is even finished.
We have also tried tying the rope the side cleat on the boat… did not work well for pickups either.
If you are a good surfer… you could probably surf start. I can’t do it yet. I either start like a wakeskate or off swim platform once the boat is up to speed. Starting of the platform is pretty fun.