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Old    warlock00            05-27-2003, 6:48 AM Reply   
Hey guys I am curious what length you guys are riding at? I have been riding at 60', but shortened it up another 5' for one run this weekend and pulled off a w2w. Is that cheating?

I know it will be different for each persons boat, but how much slower are you going while skating? We usually board at 25-27, fully loaded(about 1800lbs). And we skate at around 20 with about 300lbs. of sand scattered around the boat.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       05-27-2003, 7:26 AM Reply   
Dude,
That ain't cheating. Don't think you've got to ride way out and launch huge lofty airs to be a good wakeskater. Most people go a little slower on the wakeskate vs. wakeboard and hence the wake will be somewhat wider at the same lengths - so naturally you'd want to shorten the rope.
I like to ride at 55' to 60' and 20 mph. The wake peaks up nice there at that speed on my boat and I can land wake to wake 180's and grabs without having to edge full blast at the wake. When I get board with doing that, then I'll lengthen.
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-28-2003, 6:37 AM Reply   
Depends on the boat. 65-70 for rope length. My speed varies depending on what I am doing. A little faster for W2W and I'll have it slowed down for lip tricks.
Old    oldschool            05-28-2003, 6:51 AM Reply   
I think you should go slower to keep the board from catching wind and flying away while you are in the air.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-28-2003, 6:52 AM Reply   
I go slower and shorter too.
Old    warlock00            05-28-2003, 7:05 AM Reply   
Blabelmooch how much faster do you go when trying W2W's?


Craig slower than 20? Any slower than that and I feel like I am sinking.
Old    Blabelmooch (blabel)      Join Date: Jul 2001       05-28-2003, 7:15 AM Reply   
Maybe a notch or two on the PP. Heelside isn't as much of an issue but it's hard to get solid toeside cut at slower speeds.
Old    Cary Kalamajka (ndh2o)      Join Date: Oct 2001       05-28-2003, 8:16 AM Reply   
I ride at 65' sometimes 70', both at 22 mph.
Old    oldschool            05-28-2003, 11:00 AM Reply   
I ride at 21-22, and about 60'.
Old    CAwakesk8r (hatepwcs)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-28-2003, 11:35 AM Reply   
55' @ 17mph on the Perfect Pass.
Old    Fb (fbroen)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-28-2003, 12:56 PM Reply   
55' @ 21 or so. But I do feel like I am cheating on w2w. On the other hand, I case if I go longer, so I am having more fun riding the short rope and landing one every once on a while.
Old    thinair            05-28-2003, 2:31 PM Reply   
I ride at 23 mph and 70 feet behind a wakesetter with 2800+ pounds. Drop it down to 21 for lip tricks.
Old    Sb1 (sb1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       05-28-2003, 3:37 PM Reply   
21-22mph....65-70ft
Old    warlock00            05-29-2003, 6:12 AM Reply   
are you guys riding at 65+ able to go W2W? Even at 60' I can only get the nose to the edge of the wake. Maybe I just need to sack up a little more and go for it...

and if we had 2800+lbs in our boat we would have to go at least 28 mph(by the speedo not pp) to clean up the wake.
Old    beercity            06-01-2003, 11:39 AM Reply   
60' and 19mph. seems to work the best for me
Old    thinair            06-03-2003, 4:11 PM Reply   
70' behind my boat is perfect for w2w stuff. The wake isn't as good if you bring the rope in 5'. Everyones speedo is different, We ride 26 mph behind my friends 2000 wakesetter vlx weighted the same as mine, and 21 according to my speedo. I think the real speed is probably around 23.
Old    rhys            06-05-2003, 6:33 PM Reply   
Ya i ride at 65 ft and ride around 23mph. The extra rope helps so much cuz u can move farther out into the flast which gives u way more pendulem. I used to ride at 55 and i then i took it out to 65. A couple of weeks ago i tried riding at 55 again and it was scary man. i couldnt cut out. And dude. Dotn oput that much wate into the boat cuz then it jacks up the wake to much.

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