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Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-29-2008, 11:53 AM Reply   
This is not your typical rope length question thread.

I am curious what the longest rope length some of you have tried AND was still able to jump wake to wake (toeside AND heelside)? Absurdly long lengths of like 200' or whatever don't count... ohh what the heck, go ahead and let us know those absurdly long lengths too! we'll just say winches don't count. Just state the conditions at the lengths you have tried and if you could jump the wake.

seeing how far back i could ride, even though the wake was kinda sucky, really pushed my toesides. it was a good experience.



just copy and paste these details bellow and fill in the blanks and add any other comments you wish. and if you have not tried it, go out and try it before the season is gone and report back ;)

Rope Length:
Boat:
Ballast/ weight:
Speed:
Jump wake to wake both directions:

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me:
Rope Length: 75'
Boat: 18 ft Boston whaler rental boat at powell
Ballast/ weight: no added weight, 3 people aboard
Speed: about 24mph (there is only an rpm meter)
Jump wake to wake both directions: Yes


Rope Length: 85' (entire length available to use)
Boat: 2004 Centurion Avalanche (another powell boat)
Ballast/ weight: i think none (the switch on the ballast is broken, but it could be full or part full with no way to get it out?), 2 people on board
Speed: 24 mph
Jump wake to wake both directions: Yes
Old    Bill Knudson (drknute3)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-29-2008, 12:16 PM Reply   
Rope Length: 60
Boat: cobalt 206
Ballast/ weight: 300 rear, 500 front
Speed: 21
Jump wake to wake both directions: getting there
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-29-2008, 12:19 PM Reply   
90'
nautique 210
1000lbs rear/800mid/700front =2500lbs
27mph

didnt to any straight TS airs but could still throw all my inverts/3's/5's

I will never do it again, it was fun but scary
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-29-2008, 12:23 PM Reply   
90'
210
2500lbs (+/-)
25mph
did all my tricks (hs&ts)
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       09-29-2008, 12:27 PM Reply   
Rope Length: 85'
Boat: 07 Malibu VLX
Ballast/ weight: Wedge, all 4 ballasts full
Speed: 25
Jump wake to wake both directions: yup, TS W2W was tougher than TS frontrolls, scarecrows, 5's, etc.
Old    Jeremy Byrom (wakerider111)      Join Date: Jul 2006       09-29-2008, 12:29 PM Reply   
i was able to do a hs backroll on the boston whaler i mentioned which surprised me, especially since i have never done one with so much speed and energy also there was no tower, just a short ski pylon.

definitely agree Nick, very scary but fun!
Old    Drew Gibson (tribute)      Join Date: Sep 2008       09-29-2008, 12:29 PM Reply   
Rope Length: 85'
Boat: nautique
Ballast/ weight: none, just 2 people
Speed: 24 mph
Jump wake to wake both directions: of course, its alot easier in my opinion then riding like at 70 or 75'
Old    derek (to_blind)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-29-2008, 12:45 PM Reply   
87'
Tige 22v
2000 lbs. ballast, 5-6 ppl.
25.7 MPH
Jump wake both directions: yes, its just how i ride unless learning new TS spins...I have tried riding over 90', takes so damn long to get to the wake and we don't have daylight savings in Saskatchewan!
Old    Ryan Shimabukuro (ryan_shima1)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-29-2008, 1:08 PM Reply   
I've been riding this setup for the last year:

91 feet
Supra 22ssv
1200lbs in the back, 800 in the center, 600 in the bow
26.7-27.0mph
Can do all m tricks both directions. Personally, I like riding on a longer line. I feel so rushed to the wake if I ride shorter. If feels good to have more time to build line tension/speed to the wake.
Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       09-29-2008, 1:14 PM Reply   
This happened at a tournament last year. I thought my rope was shorter than it was and added two sections to it. I got up behind the boat and did my first trick and realized I was in trouble. Had the driver jack up the speed and took a raley cut at every trick. It was the coolest run ever, stood up both passes and won.

Rope Length: 90'
Boat: '07 X-Star
Ballast/ weight: Slammed
Speed: Not sure probably 25.
Jump wake to wake both directions: Yeah I had to take a hell cute at it but it made my run HUGE.
Old    Josh (romes)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-29-2008, 1:21 PM Reply   
90'
x-1
weight - 4k plus
26-27mph

fun fun fun...still do all my maneuvers
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-29-2008, 1:43 PM Reply   
There was an article one time about Parks Riding something crazy like a 200 foot Rope.

E.Snow would know!

This I how I ride everyday--
Rope Length: 87
Boat: 2001 X-Star
Ballast/ weight: An honest 5K
Speed: 27.5
Jump wake to wake both directions: Obviously

I did connect two ropes together once just to mess around and take some video of my homie riding at 87 feet. I was back a good 130 feet from the boat. There was really no frim wake to even hit. The Video was cool.
Old    Jason Reynosa (jay_j)      Join Date: Apr 2005       09-29-2008, 2:00 PM Reply   
Yo Andy, I think you're right about Parks. I remember an article of him riding an insane length trying to beat the "longest" wake to wake jump or something like that. I think he was riding behind a yacht too...
Old    Kevin Hoye (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-29-2008, 2:36 PM Reply   
the parks one was in alliance back in 03 i believe. I know this cus i cut it out and hung it on my wall, and i never cut up wakeboarding mags
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       09-29-2008, 3:19 PM Reply   
Rope Length:85
Boat:07 Wakesetter
Ballast/ weight:2500
Speed:24
Jump wake to wake both directions:YUP

(Message edited by steezyshots on September 29, 2008)
Old    Brooke (dizzyg)      Join Date: May 2005       09-29-2008, 3:42 PM Reply   
'95 Malibu sunsetter on 2planks....400' back!
There was no jumping, the line came out of the water at your feet. It was crazy back there, the weeds were standing upright, there was no noise...
I bought 750' or rope to go for 1000' but...we haven't gotten around to it yet. Getting up was tricky!
Old    jeremy hebert (jhebert)      Join Date: May 2007       09-29-2008, 5:59 PM Reply   
andy, im just curious, what kind of rpms are you running with 5k in the boat ??
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-29-2008, 6:30 PM Reply   
1000 feet

winch
Old    Chris Hopf (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-29-2008, 6:39 PM Reply   
Rope Length: 85
Boat: Nautique
Ballast: 1500
Speed: 26
Wake2Wake Both Ways: Yessir

we hit sliders and a kicker in our pond at about 140 ft behind a 4wheeler.. Its pretty fun riding that far back and hitting our kicker with that much rope!!

CH
Old    Chris Hopf (chrishopf)      Join Date: Sep 2007       09-29-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
Everyday Rope Length: 85
Boat: Nautique
Ballast: 1500
Speed: 26
Wake2Wake Both Ways: Yessir

we hit sliders and a kicker in our pond at about 140 ft behind a 4wheeler.. Its pretty fun riding that far back and hitting our kicker with that much rope!!

CH
Old    Eyekahn (eyekahn)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-30-2008, 6:50 AM Reply   
Everyday rope length: 85FT
Boat: 07 VLX
Ballast: 4K
Speed: 25.6
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-30-2008, 8:08 AM Reply   
jeremy hebert (jhebert)

"andy, im just curious, what kind of rpms are you running with 5k in the boat ??"

Usually abot 3800-4000 Rpms. Some times more if we have a ton of people in the boat.
Old    Jason Morganti (110outlet)      Join Date: Feb 2007       09-30-2008, 8:34 AM Reply   
We used 140ft behind a boat to hit a rail that was to shallow for the boat and we didnt have the seadoo, it was the funniest thing to watch everyone cut out. Some moster powerslides.
Old    Mark Anderson (puckinshat)      Join Date: Sep 2003       09-30-2008, 9:56 AM Reply   
I hate to be this guy in the group, but I know here in MN, it is illegal to ride a rope any longer than 100' so be careful guys not to get a ticket.

On that note, we had a tube at about 200 feet one day when we were the only ones on the lake. That was fun.

I rode at 85 last week and had to take a monster cut to get w2w with 4000lbs. at about 26. My boat just isn't big enough to keep a big wake at that speed.

Andy, what engine do you have in that X? It seems it is working pretty hard. I have a 350 and runs at about 3100 slammed and 2100 empty.
Old    J2 (zuka666)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-30-2008, 7:10 PM Reply   
Boat: 96' MC Prostar 190
Rope: 65'
Speed 22 - 22.5mph
Weight" 2 side sacs(Fat sac)

Do all the same shiznit that I can do behind an out board with no weight...

Wake 360's toe side and reg. both sides.
wake rolls both sides and switch.
rayles, krypts, tantrums, scarecrows and the imphamous Hoochie Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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