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Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-18-2005, 11:26 PM Reply   
Just wondering, took me 2 summers and Im still not great at it.
Old     (jim_b)      Join Date: Jul 2005       12-18-2005, 11:28 PM Reply   
It took me 1 1/2 and I'm still not hitting it every time either.
Old     (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       12-18-2005, 11:29 PM Reply   
not exactly sure, but i think it happened pretty quick.
Old     (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       12-18-2005, 11:55 PM Reply   
I rode for 2-3 years with out much progression, then started to try stuff the 3rd year, one lesson behind a malibu proved I could go w2w, then we got a 04 lsv, and now i have hs and ts w2w.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-19-2005, 12:05 AM Reply   
took me about 2 and half...

Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       12-19-2005, 12:58 AM Reply   
wake to wake backroll about a week from first riding, wake to wake jump...... about a month. I'm weird.
Old     (djiali)      Join Date: Aug 2005       12-19-2005, 3:03 AM Reply   
About a month...but I'm still not getting the air I want...think some extra ballast to kick up a little bigger wake...we have a 99 outback.
Old     (themann39)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-19-2005, 7:14 AM Reply   
First or second time out. That was such a long time ago though so i could be wrong.
Old     (lumpy9138)      Join Date: Mar 2004       12-19-2005, 7:32 AM Reply   
About two years, but I didn't really get serious about riding until this year.
Old    jowoo919            12-19-2005, 8:34 AM Reply   
about a month
Old     (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       12-19-2005, 9:05 AM Reply   
I did it my first time out, but I had been riding the cables for a week or 2 before I got behind a boat.
Old     (ldr)      Join Date: Nov 2002       12-19-2005, 9:14 AM Reply   
It was my third or fourth time out behind an I/O with no tower. i went with two buddies of mine and the rule was you couldn't get back into the boat until you fell so hard that the others could hear the slap of your body against the water. That day hurt so bad. But after all was said and done i had learned to go wake to wake.
Old    stillstandin            12-19-2005, 10:45 AM Reply   
Took me two summers, but was only riding once a month or so, and behind a direct drive ski boat, no tower, and nobody to show me any technique.
Old     (nwa)      Join Date: Jul 2005       12-19-2005, 12:32 PM Reply   
Took me about 5 months or so. I had some fantastic coaching. Thanks to Brooksby, Gross and Vandenberg!
Old    aceofspades            12-19-2005, 12:39 PM Reply   
it took me about a summer. I got it right at the end of my first summer but it took a little while to get it back after the winter
Old    low_key_wake            12-19-2005, 12:59 PM Reply   
half a week or so at Powell. Ride six, maybe seven times a day, at least. Thats how long it takes me to do anything. The only time I ever get to ride that much, is at Powell once a summer. It has taken me a long time to get to attempting three's. I hate colorado.
Old     (tcluv85)      Join Date: Jan 2004       12-19-2005, 2:18 PM Reply   
Too long...ask anyone in the crew. The only fun thing about me trying w2w for so long was seeing my crashes (some were very dramatic in appearance and some really did hurt, but they wouldn't let me back in the boat until I tried again). I was trying year round for a year and half.
They are becoming more reliable now, but I am going to have to keep riding through the winter, otherwise, I am sure I will lose them.

Next is a w2w grab. I did one wake grab this weekend. Christmas List: w2w Grab on Christmas Eve run.

(Message edited by tcluv85 on December 19, 2005)
Old     (jonm)      Join Date: Jan 2002       12-19-2005, 3:21 PM Reply   
I teach a lot of newbies behind my boat and I would say 10-20 runs is the average
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-19-2005, 4:32 PM Reply   
I think my problem with the 2 seasons was that I really only had ridden a couple times that first year then last summer I may have went out about 12-15-times but couldnt ride half the time casue of injuries.....not making excuses for my lameness
Old    ryan_k            12-19-2005, 4:45 PM Reply   
About a week and landing my first backroll in about 2 months
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       12-19-2005, 5:05 PM Reply   
Ummm about 15 minutes, 1 weekend to do it consistent.
Old     (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       12-19-2005, 5:13 PM Reply   
I grew up on an outboard with wash for a wake. We would always try jumps and 180s off of it. Then we would jump rollers from other boats. Then we got a malibu about a 4 years ago. We couldnt jump the until we realized to shorten the rope to about 60' and add some ballast.
Old    alanp            12-19-2005, 7:11 PM Reply   
i went wake to wake my first day second run. however i was behind an i/o and didnt have a clue about loading the line. i probably was a total of 6 inches off the water but i was sold.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-19-2005, 8:32 PM Reply   
about 5 riding days but started being consistant after about 6-8 months.
Old     (taylormade)      Join Date: Jun 2001       12-20-2005, 10:55 AM Reply   
took me half a day just to get up and that was with a full suit on... brrrrrr... From then, i think it was another 4 or 5 times out before I cleared the wake on my old tiny i/o wake.
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       12-20-2005, 11:35 AM Reply   
HEELSIDE or TOESIDE? There is a big difference for most of us mortals.
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-20-2005, 3:12 PM Reply   
Good question GD.....lets here about toe side cause that it like riding switch to me...really feels weird.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-20-2005, 3:18 PM Reply   
when I started I didn't even know you could jump the wake. Plus those skurfers were heavy. I would say when I started trying a week or two.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       12-20-2005, 5:18 PM Reply   
My son Chris stood up on a Hydroslide 2 months short of his 4th birthday. We didn't tell him to do it he just did it on his own. After he got tired of just cruising around he would rail in at the wake (well sort of), launch off it and see if he could land somewhere on the other side. He didn't much care whether he landed on the knee board or not, he just wanted to see how far he could go. That was the summer of 87. He also used to try and jump the wake on his slalom ski later on (of course there wasn't much of a wake there to jump). When he finally got his first wakeboard, an HO Perez, it was pretty much W2W from day one.

Myself I managed to clear the wake after I got a wake 69 and then on about the 3rd time I ate sh*t so bad I couldn't move my head for a week. That was the last time I wakeboarded and I've got to give props it to all you working guys who go out there and beat yourself up doing this! And clearing the wake these days is a little (ha, way) more intimidating. I've slalom skiied for years and the worst crash I ever took was nothing compared to my WB experience. Sorry for all the nostalgia the question just kind of brought back the memories!
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       12-20-2005, 5:21 PM Reply   

Last september,so 5 months but consistantly...can't really claim them.
Old     (wake4fun)      Join Date: Oct 2005       12-21-2005, 9:36 AM Reply   
Toeside? A lot of riders never do...yet they can pull a backroll and heelside 360. Hmmmmm
Old    penny4urthots            12-21-2005, 2:19 PM Reply   
w2w did not take long for me, maybe 2nd or third attempt. Mind you that was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy back in the day when boards were nearly flat as a pre teen girls chest... With the huge stock wakes and great shapes, and increased wake education available now, I would think it would be so much easier to go w2w quickly... Maybe I am wrong??? Maybe I am jealous??? LMAO
Old     (premierwake136)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-21-2005, 3:26 PM Reply   
it took me a long time not sure but i went to the wakeboard camp and with only 1 day of instruction i was able to land it every time
Old     (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       12-21-2005, 5:01 PM Reply   
Kevin what camp did you go to? I keep saying Im gonna do that but never do.
Old     (eaglejackson)      Join Date: Oct 2004       12-21-2005, 5:15 PM Reply   
I went to Brent Baum at last month to learn my toeside w2w. My buddy who went with me learned his heelside w2w at the same time. It was his second season and he got it nailed with Brent.

(Message edited by eaglejackson on December 21, 2005)


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