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Old    thephatone            08-21-2002, 6:20 AM Reply   
My wakeskate finally got here last nite. i'm going to ride it tonite. i've tried wakeskating once before, and got up and everything. what's a good speed to ride at? i have a 45" board, i am 6'3" and weigh about 200 lbs. i ride my wakeboard at about 22.5 at 65 or 70 feet, depending what mood i'm in. should i ride the wakeskate the same speed and length? or should i just feel it out?

(Message edited by thephatone on August 21, 2002)
Old    skurfer666 (skurfer666)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-21-2002, 6:24 AM Reply   
I ride my wakeskate at the same speed and same rope length as I do when I'm wakeboarding (22-23mph and 75').
Old    thephatone            08-22-2002, 7:35 AM Reply   
thanks for the tip dude. my skate is awesome. it's way better than the 41" cassette i rode a few weeks ago. it was sweet. almost went wake to wake.
Old    BoRed (sdboardr99)      Join Date: Aug 2001       08-22-2002, 10:25 PM Reply   
We wakeskate at much slower speeds than we wakeboard. I board at 22 but ride the skate at 19. Since I'm not trying to generate the speed to clear the wake and go big, the slower speed means a bigger wake and seems to make it easier to do some surface tricks.
Old    thephatone            08-26-2002, 6:23 AM Reply   
i appreciate all the input. i just had to feel it out. i ended up riding about 20-21 or so. almost went wake to wake last nite, but i cased it. i love wakeskating! even crashing is fun.
Old                10-07-2002, 10:16 AM Reply   
I personally like just launching myself and forgetting the skate. But yes wakeskating is the poop.

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