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Old    SAffer (balti)      Join Date: Feb 2005       10-09-2006, 2:20 AM Reply   
Hey All,

I am interested in knowing how often you ride and IF the more you ride the faster your riding improves (in your experience).
Old    Aden Glatt (aden_g)      Join Date: Mar 2006       10-09-2006, 2:25 AM Reply   
You can't get better at something by not doing it.
Old    E-rock (buy_hyperlite)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-09-2006, 10:12 AM Reply   
Ride every day
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       10-09-2006, 10:22 AM Reply   
Once a week or so in the summer. At times it will be twice in a week and other times not for 3 weeks at a time. You're riding ability (see number of tricks) definitely depends on your God given talent but much more so on your time on the water and your pain tolerance!
Old    Chqwakeboarder (chqwakeboarder)      Join Date: May 2006       10-09-2006, 10:27 AM Reply   
2-3 times a day on the weekends in the summer
Old    Pottsy (pottsy)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-09-2006, 10:35 AM Reply   
twice a day on weekends, wish i could ride more than that tho
Old    Gordie Taylor (wakeparent)      Join Date: Jan 2005       10-09-2006, 10:42 AM Reply   
2 to 3 times during the winter more during the summer.. and my son still say's that is'nt enough.
Old    Jesse Johnston (watersnake)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-09-2006, 10:54 AM Reply   
At least twice a week, And it's still not enough to keep me content.
Old    fishboatwakerider            10-09-2006, 11:07 AM Reply   
2-3 times a week, until it got cold and rainy up here in WA state... now it's been 5 days since we had sun and I last rode.

And YES, the more often you ride, the faster your skills improve... unless your some sort of prodigy or phenom... then who needs practice, your the shiz.

Unfortunately, I need all the practice I can get. lol
Old    Les D. (ldebbold)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-09-2006, 11:17 AM Reply   
I guess the more you ride, within the limits of your fitness, the faster you can progress, but a lot depends on whether or not you know what you are trying to do better and have a clue about how to accomplish it. There is no dirth of helpful advice from my crew, but even great advice might not get thru if it isn't put the right way. A lesson or a camp with pro instructors is the best way to set yourself up to use your time on the water to greatest advantage.

As for riding time, does thinking about it count? If so I ride every day. We get out as much as we can, a couple times a week on average during May thru Sept, and sporadically in April and October. Riding time varies a lot depending on how many people we have (usually 5 to 7 riders) and how much time (all day or just after school). If I get 2 twenty minute sets I feel very fortunate. I don't think my riding time is sufficient to make much progress, but I enjoy it all anyway. Usually, just about the time I figure something out its getting dark, the water is rough, and I'm too beat up and tired to take advantage of it. I file it in my data base, vow to spend more time in the gym and hope I can remember it the next time I ride.
Old    Dan Lennox (woohoo)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-09-2006, 1:04 PM Reply   
Hopefully every weekend and 2-4 times on that weekend.
Old    jsimpson7 (jsimpson7)      Join Date: Sep 2006       10-09-2006, 2:49 PM Reply   
every weekend. usually once throughout the week.
Old    gotwake123            10-09-2006, 2:55 PM Reply   
every day after school rain or shine/ hot or cold
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       10-09-2006, 3:45 PM Reply   
Once a week maybe twice durring the summer. This summer I probabbly got out atleast 20 times.
Old    Steve Jones (steve_jones)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-09-2006, 9:28 PM Reply   
2-4 sets, 2-4 days per week in the summer, and lots of trampoline work. Once a month in the winter. (But it's snowing in the mountains...yes!!
Old    SAffer (balti)      Join Date: Feb 2005       10-10-2006, 6:51 AM Reply   
Okay now the follow up to that question.

this is for the weekend riders

In your experience if you were to ride every weekend (fri-night, sat -fullday, sun-fullday) for a full season do you think your riding will improve?
Old    Emily (wakeboardnchica)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-10-2006, 10:51 AM Reply   
Everyday in the summer and several times a week when I have school.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-10-2006, 11:56 AM Reply   
Of course your riding will improve riding 3 times a week all year. I just depends on how fast you will improve. There are some things that just take time to learn. You have to get a good feeling for the board and know how your body is going to react, that is why trampolines are good.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       10-10-2006, 12:41 PM Reply   
Saffer - Absolutely you will improve riding that much. It's been my experience that I need to ride at least once every 2 weeks just to MAINTAIN where I am. I would have to ride a lot more than that to get better and make new tricks consistent.
Old    xtremebordgurl            10-10-2006, 1:00 PM Reply   
I did 50 hrs this summer... not as much as I wanted but I guess thats what you get when you work from 7am-6pm. I also was working on the lake as a ski boat driver/coach and got a couple of sets in in addition to my 50 hrs. Still kinda lame the amount that I got out. But hey, anything is better than nothing.
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       10-10-2006, 6:46 PM Reply   
I worked all summer from 10pm-8am 6-7 days a week (yea, crazy hours) and put 150 on the boat.
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       10-10-2006, 11:22 PM Reply   
I've been out 5 times all year, welcome to withdrawl

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