Well, last "Season" i picked up wakeboarding here in Holland. Started riding behind an old, Towerless Glastron, behind which i learned my W2W's, and now ride behind a Malibu vRide 2007 (Yep, for me it was kind of a dream come true) and am able to perform the "Easier grabs" (Tailgrabs, nosegrabs, indy's etc.) 180's, and recently landed my first tantrum.
For the ones wondering, yes, Holland doesnt tend to be really warm, and yes, I board in water thats only "Warm" when its been very very hot. Currently the temp is about... 14-15 degrees, but its doable.
I currently ride a Liquidforce Synergy, 133 with New "Schnitzel, laces" bindings. Its a combo i bought at a big boat convention (Is that the right word) in germany, for about 300 euro's.
Now im soon looking to buy a new board, but theres rather little big european Forums, and there are alot of american terms used here which i dont know alot about. Take Lbs, Feet, miles, etc.
I dont really know the weight range in Kilo's. I'm 15 years old atm, and i weigh about 60-65 kilo's if im correct. Shoe size is european "43-44". Is a 133 a good size? Or am i looking for something slightly bigger?.
Do you have any suggestions for some gear i can ride with for the coming years?
Now, for some, probably "Stupid" questions:
- Rails, Do you guys take your fins off of your board, or do you guys use special fins/boards for them?
- Boat speed. Atm i ride at about 34 Kilometres an hour, with a pretty long rope (Im not sure of the length. Its a "Base" wakeboard rope. with 1 extension piece attached") Is this too slow/Fast? Whats the standard "Competition speed" ?
-Pumping the wake up. We havent really tried out the new boat yet, most of the time just putting down the Power Wedge. But we also have ballast tanks. Should we just fill these all up and put the wedge all the way down? (Which sounded ofc like the most logic thing to me :P )
I will most likely come up with some new questions soon :P
Thanks you for reading,