Ive only been to a cable park once in OWC a few years ago. We went in the middle of December and got there 30 minutes before they opened. Needless to say there was not much of a crowd there, which was the point, because after driving 6 hours you want to definitely make a day of it. I enjoyed it, and probably would more if I had a park in reasonable proximity. Ive hit some experience hitting rails so that was definitely fun.
I have 2 issues with cable parks. 1) You can tear your board apart after doing nothing but hitting obstacles. Like I said there were no lines and we rode for about 10 hours straight. I hit the rails and kickers all day long. It messed up my Balance 140 bigtime. The next time I rode behind the boat it ended up snapping. I think the kickers were much harder on it than the rails.
2) The way the cables run is ideal for goofy footed riders. I've been riding left foot forward for 9 years and don't see enough water time these days to really want to learn a lot of stuff switch. It would be nice to have them run clock-wise sometimes.
Yes, I know they make boards now that are more equipped for sliders. That's great but bottom line is hitting obstacles is going to tear your board up. There are a lot of us that can't afford to replace a $300 board every month.
One more problem I think I would have that I didn't experience when I went was insane crowds. I dont like lines. Six flags, Universal Studios, cable park - whatever. One more thing - and I'm sure I'm opening a can with this one.... Even guys that are good at cable boarding - it still reminds me of 'Skiboarding'. People slinging the
of their bodies to land a mobe - I dont care if it was a quad-s bend to blind, it was ugly as sin. Riding behind the boat just looks prettier
. Sorry - my two beefs turned into 4