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Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       06-12-2002, 1:53 PM Reply   
hey everybody except for chris i need help clearing the wake last weekend i landed on the other wake that so i really want to clear i can' use a shorter rope since i would have go 13 mph and its very hard to stay up i ride at 75'
Old    arlanj            06-12-2002, 2:57 PM Reply   
We use a 55 or 60 ft rope. Run at 22mph. No big deal to clear the wake.
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       06-12-2002, 3:21 PM Reply   
the thing is at that speed the wake is un apporoarchable and very small plus i really like my boats wake caracteristics at 75' its pretty big and has a nice lip. Mybe when i get some sacs i will be able to go faster and use a shorter rope. Any other help does pulling the handl to yur waste really help. I only miss it by about a foot. Plus i have a problem holding on to the handle when i really go for it.
Old     (sdboardr99)      Join Date: Aug 2001       06-12-2002, 3:54 PM Reply   
From the FAQ's section of wakeworld...

Q. How do I get bigger air off the wake?

A. An important element to getting more air has a lot to do with edging all the way through the wake. A common problem is that as you approach the crest of the wake, most people ease up the pull and flatten out the board- that is the worst thing you could do and here's why. By easing up on the pull, you take away most of the tension the rope has built up and significantly reduces the force generated that snaps you into the air. This is what is referred to as "loading the line"- building tension on the rope with the pull, your body, the board, everything! Then once that tensions releases, that force springs you higher and further to more of what you are looking for - BIG AIR! Next time you go out and try for bigger air, remember that a rider's maximum speed should be at the TOP of the wake- not as you first make the cut or anytime in-between. The best approach is to start with a gradual turn into your carve, dig that edge in as you build up speed toward the wake, accelerate all the way through and hold on until you get lift-off. Don't forget to spring off the top of the wake by extending your knees- this additional downward push on the board right before you leave the wake creates more lift and the kind of "pop" that generates better air. Might take some getting used to, but once you put all these together and work on the timing- you will be amazed!

Q. What's a good boat speed for Wakeboarding??

A. Generally speaking, beginners start out at around 17-18mph... that's a good speed to become familiar with the wakeboard while learning to control and manuever it. This speed is also slow enough that you don't experience much drag yet fast enough for you to practice cutting over the wake and moving into surface 180s and surface 360s.

As you improve and feel more confident, you can speed up to anywhere between 19-22 mph . Keep in mind, a lot of this is dictated by your inidividual size, the boat's wake, rope length, and of course your comfort level - also depends on how many people you have in the boat too! But it doesn't hurt to experiment and pay attention to what other people might be trying. Once you find that "sweet spot", that's about where you want to stay.

And finally, read this article and then go out and practice!

Old     (msutton)      Join Date: May 2001       06-12-2002, 4:42 PM Reply   
If I take someone out that has trouble clearing the wake I shorten the rope till they get the feel of jumping wake to wake and then let it out again. But if you don't want to change boat speed or rope length, then all that is left is technique. Work on your progressive edge through the wake and stand tall at the top keeping the rope in. You can take your cut out wider and cut in harder.
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       06-15-2002, 10:11 AM Reply   
thanks for the help i really need to get my progressive edge down its really conbfusing me and and when i go for it i m pretty much paralell to the boat. u guys got any other advice
Old     (melanie)      Join Date: Apr 2001       06-15-2002, 5:36 PM Reply   
Maybe try to think in your head that once you hit the wake you are going to go "up". Getting some elevation is pretty key so maybe you just need more lift. Try not to concentrate so much on getting across, instead try to think about getting more air.
Have fun.
Old    wakelvr            06-17-2002, 12:22 PM Reply   
Someone told me that the slower you go (like 17-19), the bigger the air you'll get. Is this true? I personally feel most comfortable around 20-22 mph. My landings are much better this way as well. But people keep telling me I need to slow down. I feel like I'm being dragged if I go any slower. Is their any truth to the amount of air you get depends on your speed? Thoughts would be appreciated here.....
Old    rhastapen            06-17-2002, 12:50 PM Reply   
it depends on the boat/rider. try to watch the wake when someone else is riding, have the driver go to the speed you like, and adjust the trim. the trim does help enhance the wake without adding the weight. i ride around 20-21 so i see no problem with the speed.
Old     (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       06-18-2002, 1:16 PM Reply   
any other advice u guys go just it to my email


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