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Old    bkside_ali            07-29-2005, 3:58 PM Reply   
Im just curious to what rope length and speed (mph) everyone out there is riding at. Cause when were at the Lake it seems like alot of riders are going real slow or riding on super short rope. The guys I ride with are going BIG
and landing all kind of s---, so I dont were off.
I'm just curious to what you all got going on.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-29-2005, 4:03 PM Reply   
21-23 mph, ride at 60 ft
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       07-29-2005, 4:34 PM Reply   
22.5 - 24 at 70-80 ft. Depending on boat. Its usually 75 at 23 though.
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-29-2005, 8:08 PM Reply   
ali, what speed and length do you ride. I posted something similar because it looks like people are riding way short and way slow. Doesn't take a lot of talent if your W2W is like 6ft. I guess a shorter rope makes up for a lack of proper edging.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       07-29-2005, 8:19 PM Reply   
I just started riding at 85 feet 24 MPH. I've been riding behind a SAN and never rode that far back before. I like landing on the downside of the wake rather than in the flats. The knees just aren't what they used to be.
Old    murrayair            07-29-2005, 8:55 PM Reply   
It varies from boat to boat, but behind mine i ride 25mph at 70 or 75.
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       07-29-2005, 11:46 PM Reply   
I ride at about 19-21 at 70-75 feet.
Old    Matt (pittsy)      Join Date: Apr 2004       07-30-2005, 1:16 AM Reply   
i ride at 22 at 70-75 feet
Old    Dan (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       07-30-2005, 8:28 AM Reply   
Nothing makes up for proper edging. A shorter line just makes the distance from crest to crest narrower. Edging and pop is about going up, not forward.

Beginners like a shorter line because at slower speeds the wake is wider at a given rope length, compared to a faster speed and same length rope.

You can definately go bigger on a longer rope, but sometimes it helps to adjust rope length a little bit so you hit a nicer part of the wake. Tweak on it, you know?

(Message edited by texastbird on July 30, 2005)
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-30-2005, 9:15 AM Reply   
20.5 at 60 feet.
Old    Mike Souza (ridn9high)      Join Date: Feb 2004       07-30-2005, 11:29 AM Reply   
Do a search this has been a topic many times

75-80 23mph
Old    sking55405            07-30-2005, 10:25 PM Reply   
19.3 at 70 feet
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       07-30-2005, 11:33 PM Reply   
80 @23-24mph
Old    tcboarder            07-30-2005, 11:42 PM Reply   
Super Air Nautique Team 210
23.5 at 80 ft

Master Craft X-Star
23 at 75 ft
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       07-31-2005, 12:48 AM Reply   
malibu repsonse

60ft at 22.7 mph
Old    mseidelch            07-31-2005, 2:05 AM Reply   
35.5 kph and 22 meters on Moomba XLV (Switzerland)
Old    260searay            07-31-2005, 7:42 AM Reply   
60' at 22mph
Old    d_anderson            07-31-2005, 8:37 AM Reply   
are you looking at your speed odomiter or your perfect pass odomiter the perfect pass is more stable and correct because it comes off the motor.
Old    260searay            07-31-2005, 8:40 AM Reply   
speedo is broke and i dont have perfect pass. I use a hand held GPS. They are supposed to be really accurate.
Old    Johnny Valera (john_v96)      Join Date: Apr 2003       07-31-2005, 11:34 PM Reply   
24-25 at 85 feet
Old    B K (wakeforce139)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-01-2005, 2:51 AM Reply   
Joe, dude you rip man. Saw the pictures Ant posted of your riding and it looks really clean and super big, like it man.
Old    Randy (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-01-2005, 7:19 AM Reply   
21-22 at 70 feet.
Old    root (rootc)      Join Date: Aug 2002       08-01-2005, 7:34 AM Reply   
X Star
23MPH @ 75 feet. Just got a new section of rope and were gonna stretch it to 80.

Old    Delta Force (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       08-01-2005, 5:12 PM Reply   
Im guessing 22-23 mph, speedos are reading 26 but aren't calibrated, 72.5 feet on 99 Tige 21i

70 ft at 22 on centurian avalanche
75 ft at 22 on X-2
80ish at 22 on 2001 Nautique

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