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Old    Adam Orfield (oldman1025)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-29-2009, 3:57 PM Reply   
jw if anyone has any tips for how i can make the most out of riding behind a small wake. i ride behind a 17' plastic fishing boat. speed isn't a problem, it's the weight. we have a big air pylon on it. ballast and fat sacks won't fit. i'm looking for on the water riding tips. thanks!
Old    Kevin (pri3st)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-29-2009, 4:00 PM Reply   
sKAte
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-29-2009, 4:02 PM Reply   
line tension will get you air
Old    Jason Pavik (jasonpav)      Join Date: Dec 2008       05-29-2009, 4:49 PM Reply   
Big wakes help, but they shouldn't be necessary until you are trying some crazy tricks. Just work on getting consistent edging and good pop with your board off of the wake and you should be fine for now.
Old    Adam Orfield (oldman1025)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-29-2009, 5:04 PM Reply   
the thing is i've been riding for almost 3 seasons and the best i can do is barely clear the wake and some 180's TS/HS. i've got the edging down pat. jw if there's anything else i can do to help.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-29-2009, 5:28 PM Reply   
I've done backrolls/tantrums/scarecrows/3's/5's behind show ski team pickup boats.... they are like ~15ft long Aluminum boats with 35 hp. outboard motor.

It was work and looked awful, but it got done. Just ride ride ride ride
Old    Travis Morita (idrumyay)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-29-2009, 11:05 PM Reply   
though you may have edging down...you may not have 'pop' down. Charging the wake on edge at lightning speed is not the only way to clear it. Proper riders can clear the wake from less than 5 ft away. Try focusing on getting a good push down on the wake. You don't even necessarily have to be on edge while pushing (though you do need line tension). Once you've got the 'pop' and edging down, clearing the wake should be easy behind any boat. Hope this helps
Old    Performance Ski And Surf (perfski)      Join Date: Sep 2004       05-30-2009, 3:59 AM Reply   
Hey Adam,
With your boat........generating a larger wake sounds like it may not be an option as alot of fishing boats are designed to have very little draft and do not make much of a wake especially given that you can't push the hull down lower in the water or change the trim / attitude of the hull when on plane. Also as it is made of "plastic?" adding weight / load may be a problem also due to limitations of how the boat was built. That said, without a "ramp" for you to generate lift, your focus will be, as the others have said, to learn to edge effectively and load the line so that you can generate the most pop / lift given the wake you DO have. There are some great instructional DVD's and probably online articles you can find to help learn tips / techniques on edging. That will help... However without alot of wake size, learning really advanced tricks may be a challenge. Wakeskating is a very legit option...and maybe exploring the trim / attitude of the boat to create a larger wake if you can do this with your current boat. Ultimately you just need to maek the most of what you have....have fun with what you have.
Sorry this is not alot of help...but hopefully this will give you a bit more direction.

Best Regards,

Bill Porter
Performance Ski and Surf.
www.perfski.com
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-30-2009, 9:18 AM Reply   
I'll second the above. Buy a skate!!!!!!
Old    Justin Lamoureux (lives2wake)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-30-2009, 9:34 AM Reply   
Build and hit rails.

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