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Old                08-02-2006, 8:50 AM Reply   
I need some help with boat speed. I ride behind a SAN 210 with the rope at 60 feet. I am 6'9 and 240 pounds. I was told to ride at about 18 mph, but I think that is too slow. What do you guys recommend as a boat speed for me?
Old    Andy S (damned04)      Join Date: May 2005       08-02-2006, 1:58 PM Reply   
start off around 22 at 70 feet and go up or down from there
Old    Patrick T. Bernard (rimreaper)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-02-2006, 2:30 PM Reply   
I generally only ride 18 if its choppy or if i'm tryin somin new thats easir to do at a slower speed. And i only weigh 150.
Old    Radmouski (chainboy)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-04-2006, 5:05 PM Reply   
I ride at about 22-24 and Im 230 6'1 I also gotta ask you where the h*** do you buy bindings?
Old                08-07-2006, 1:06 PM Reply   
I went out this weekend and bumped the speed up to 22 from 18. Not to sound like a sissy (which I clearly am), but that felt damn fast! I think it is going to take me a few times to get used to the increased speed.

As far as bindings, right now, I am in the Hyperlite spins and they fit well, but I am thinking about getting some new ones. So, as a size 14, what would be good pair to get?
Old    Patrick Conroy (wakeboarder2687)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-07-2006, 2:31 PM Reply   
In my opinion, 4 MPH might be a big jump in speed, especially for someone who may be fairly new (sorry, just assuming). I would suggest working your way up slowly, maybe try 19 next 2 sets or so, then 20, then 21... slowly work up your speed until you find what works best for you and the wake. Dont forget to add more line when you get going faster. I have no experience with that boat, so I can't give any advice on what works with that boat. But I usually ride 75'-80' at 24 on a tige 21i.
Old                08-11-2006, 4:40 PM Reply   
With the length of the rope are you including the handle and its rope? Like 75' from your hands to the end of the rope.....?
Old                08-12-2006, 8:48 AM Reply   
when I ride the sante, I ride at 24mph with 85' but that's me.

binding, go with liquid force trasit or watson, they are mad comfy. you should try them first, cause that's hell of a long feet
Old                08-18-2006, 1:32 PM Reply   
if your riding straight into the wind it'll make it feel like your riding alot faster that you really are, so just try to relax when this happens
Old    grant (grant_l_22)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-07-2007, 6:52 PM Reply   
22
Old    J (air210)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-07-2007, 7:58 PM Reply   
We ride our SANTE at 75-80 and 22-24 (depending on the rider)
Old    Michael ImObersteg (kickflip_mj)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-09-2007, 12:30 PM Reply   
with about 22.5 to 23 and 75 feet of line you get a solid wake and all the pop one could want. if your riding at 60 feet take the line back go farther out and cut in harder, the speed and distance you will be jumping takes a while to get usedto but the faster you get that down the better you will be in the end.
Old    JPK (jpk)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-17-2007, 4:57 PM Reply   
18 is way too slow assuming your speedo is calibrated. I take beginners who are getting up for the first time at that speed. If you are trying to carve and jump, you need more speed and a firmer wake. Each boat is different, but low 20's is pretty standard. Calibrate your speedo with a GPS (see owners manual for how to adjust the speedo gauge) to be sure.
Old    JPK (jpk)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-17-2007, 4:57 PM Reply   
18 is way too slow assuming your speedo is calibrated. Calibrate your speedo with a GPS (see owners manual for how to adjust the speedo gauge) to be sure.

I take beginners who are getting up for the first time at that speed. If you are trying to carve and jump, you need more speed and a firmer wake. Each boat is different, but low 20's is pretty standard.
Old    CRASH (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       07-18-2007, 9:33 AM Reply   
i ride at 22 at 70ft and im a small guy
Old    CRASH (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       07-18-2007, 9:36 AM Reply   
At that speed and that size your board cant be on plan.
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-27-2007, 11:41 AM Reply   
I'm 240 and I ride the 3DS 143. You arn't gonna find a board big enough for you so you have to get more speed to compensate for the weight. I ride at 25 mph. Anything lower and the board doesn't genereate the speed that I like and I feel like I am dragging. Look at all the 143 and 144 boards and you will find out that not all are the same length. Also, some are wider in the tip/tail which helps. The total surface area of the board will be the largest factor in determining what a good speed will be. As you progress, you probably will end up running in the 23-25 mph range unles they come up with a 155 board in the near future.

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