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Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-16-2005, 12:37 PM Reply   
How high do you think you've gotten off the water on a wakeboard?

I've never jumped - 2.04%


1 foot - 1.53%


2 feet - 1.53%


3 feet - 5.61%


4 feet - 5.61%


5 feet - 8.67%


6 feet - 19.90%


7 feet - 7.65%


8 feet - 14.29%


9 feet - 4.08%


Over 10 feet - 29.08%



196 Total Votes
Old    ryan_k            12-16-2005, 12:39 PM Reply   
I have jumped high enough were the the rope is going upward over the tower and at kcw i have jumped high enuogh to be going through surgery this week to redo my acl haha
Old     (stanfield)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-16-2005, 12:40 PM Reply   
My refurbished knee would explode on impact on anything over 7ft I imagine.
Old    ryan_k            12-16-2005, 12:42 PM Reply   
Dont say that.....I want to be back on the water doing the same stuff after a few months rehab
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       12-16-2005, 12:42 PM Reply   
and what was your answer Joe??
me, I fell into the 19.90 percentile. it could be higher, it could be lower. I have no real idea.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       12-16-2005, 12:44 PM Reply   
I think I can clear a beer can.....HAHA....I know I can ollie over dead fish and pigs floating in the water! Gotta love riding around K.L.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-16-2005, 12:45 PM Reply   
thomas, in all honesty, i've gone close to 10' a few times. consistently? no. maybe if i hit a double up.

(Message edited by dakid on December 16, 2005)
Old    ryan_k            12-16-2005, 12:45 PM Reply   
Ha Ha. I have jumped over a few dead fish.
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       12-16-2005, 12:47 PM Reply   
I think alot of people really don't have a clue how high they're going. I guarantee that is a skewed statistic.
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       12-16-2005, 12:49 PM Reply   
thats pretty friggin high! I was always somewhat curious. I would be interested in hitting a d-up, as I have never done that before.
Old     (wakestar8878)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-16-2005, 12:49 PM Reply   
Joe - Do you doubt me? :-)
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-16-2005, 6:02 PM Reply   
I've been up around the 8 ft mark a handfull or less times off a double. My friend nailed a sweet triple this summer behind my boat that put him 8-10, but usually I'm probably 3-5 feet.
Old    walt            12-16-2005, 6:06 PM Reply   
Ever since I bought my new sledge hammer board I'm going 10+ all the time.
Old    ryan_k            12-16-2005, 6:41 PM Reply   
at the cable park we are hitting a pretty sweet kicker that when you hit it with alot of speed it will throw u up almost even with the cable. There has been a few or us that have done it
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-16-2005, 6:42 PM Reply   
Walt, are you sure you don't mean moose board?
Old    walt            12-16-2005, 6:44 PM Reply   
Jeffrey, Those boards are dope but I can't afford that high end shiz.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-16-2005, 6:57 PM Reply   
I said about 7 ft but I don't know how high the frantrum gets it feels pretty high. To me its all about fun now for me.
Old     (troyl)      Join Date: Feb 2002       12-16-2005, 6:58 PM Reply   
I lied, but only so people will like me.
Old     (sanger215guy)      Join Date: Oct 2004       12-16-2005, 7:11 PM Reply   
That is a interesting poll, I would think that the wake is about at the floor of the boat and that puts the average ball on the tower at 7' so you are going to be going real big if your 10' consistently. shoot if your able to jump some one conssitantly I am impressed. Squid I would have put Shawn's back roll in the 7'-8' range that day it was huge.
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-16-2005, 8:54 PM Reply   
HAHAHAHA Walt, I like your stylez.
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-16-2005, 9:38 PM Reply   
Most people live in a dream world when they think about how high they go. It less about lying and more about being deluded.

Except me of course, I go massive.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-16-2005, 9:39 PM Reply   
cause you have a sanger!
Old     (ralph)      Join Date: Apr 2002       12-16-2005, 10:37 PM Reply   
And marius
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-16-2005, 10:57 PM Reply   
I have no clue, maybe 3 feet if Im lucky but thats cause I suck, I had a young kid who went out with me all the time last summer and he went pretty dang big, I would say consistantly around 6-7 feet an on occasion would hit a huge one maybe 8-9 feet. He seemed to go bigger when there were chicks on the boat, pissed me off, I would have to fake a knee injury to make it look good
Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-16-2005, 11:10 PM Reply   
I said 8', but thats prolly my highest, and I only really get that high on my methods and tail grabs prolly, Im average prolly at 7 though.
Old     (rhettb)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-17-2005, 6:00 AM Reply   
look, if you count raleys and can do one, if your six feet tall, and could do an ollie raley, then you would be at least 5 feet off the water there - so 10 ft aint that big a deal
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       12-17-2005, 8:45 AM Reply   
as a reference, how high would you guys say Justin Butisky is on this Raley?


Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-17-2005, 8:48 AM Reply   
Prolly about 8 or 9
Old     (rhettb)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-17-2005, 8:55 AM Reply   
Hes higher than that unless hes really small
Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-17-2005, 8:59 AM Reply   
Rhett your lookin at him and he's horizontal with the water not standing straight up. Now say for argument hes 6 feet tall if his feet were beneath him and his head was in the same place how much height would be left between him and the water?
Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-17-2005, 9:00 AM Reply   
I guess you could say hes higher if your looking to the outside of the wake, but hes also on his way down once hes outside the wake from the looks of that pic.
Old     (rhettb)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-17-2005, 9:02 AM Reply   
Im looking at the outside of the wake, and I took all that into account - Id guess somewhere between 3 and 5 feet would be left
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       12-17-2005, 9:35 AM Reply   
He's about 5'10"

Old     (rhettb)      Join Date: Feb 2003       12-17-2005, 9:43 AM Reply   
I win - and this is a small raley - and it was done correctly and fairly by scaling - and Im an obsessive compulsive engineer, so I did it right
raley analyze
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       12-17-2005, 9:52 AM Reply   
i am telling the truth. I have never jumped before. hahahahahaha
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-17-2005, 9:55 AM Reply   
How high would you say Alex is in this shot.

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Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-17-2005, 9:59 AM Reply   
Never mind that didn't work. didn't load the attchment I was trying to upload.
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       12-17-2005, 10:31 AM Reply   
I lied.... Ok you got me. I really have no idea how high I've been. I may have gotten close before. I've gotten hucked on a few dubs where you finish a spin and look down like 3 feet to the water. I've got one pic doing a kind-of indy shifty glide where I'm 2' clear of someone that's 6' tall. 10' really is pretty dam high.

I would probably put max air at around 7-8'. There are too many factors though (not to get back to that discussion, but...). It matters if you are inverted or not and where you are measuring from. I consider is from the point closest to the water, so on a raley your are basically higher than a spin at the same body height.

Oh crap..... here we go again. I'm leaving before I make this get any worse.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-17-2005, 11:16 AM Reply   
I think Justin is at least 10' at the point of the pic,so my guess at least 2 or 3 more feet on top of that.

At least 12' up to 15' on Justins raley.IMO
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-17-2005, 11:20 AM Reply   
Now looking at it some more,I want to say even bigger.I'm trying to imagine a 6' guy boarding under him next to the wake and I can easily put 2-6' people so I gues I want to say....add another 2'.
Old     (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       12-17-2005, 1:15 PM Reply   
I am sure a long time ago I have gone 10 ft before, but only off the DU, and probably crashed hard! These days I am lucky to get out on a boat, let alone try catch air. I probably average about 4-5 feet of air. At least that is what the pictures look to show.
Old     (kylet)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-17-2005, 7:40 PM Reply   
down

(Message edited by kylet on December 17, 2005)
Old     (kylet)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-17-2005, 7:44 PM Reply   
ChrisWynn
Chris Wynn
Old     (tyboarder03)      Join Date: Nov 2003       12-17-2005, 7:57 PM Reply   
yeah thats huge
Old     (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       12-19-2005, 8:29 AM Reply   
For Air.....Wynn takes it......He is the one riding on Legends of Ray Hubbard (www.waterskiamerica.com)


Old     (jason_ssr)      Join Date: Apr 2001       12-20-2005, 2:07 PM Reply   
or this guy...


Old    cwbabsolute1080            12-20-2005, 2:36 PM Reply   
im a hundred percent sure ive hit the 10 foot mark before.... throwin back rolls of the double up.... or just a big indy glide or something.... wake 2 wake im not sure if ive ever gotten 10 feet in a normal jump... a bigger wake would help that...
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-20-2005, 3:14 PM Reply   
OMG look how high that kite surfer is, thats amazing....that would make me crap my pants

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