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Old    Joseph (martinez30)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-15-2009, 8:18 PM Reply   
Hola All!!

You know, I've always wondered what speed do they ride at, like Benny G, Lyman, Harf, etc...
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-15-2009, 8:24 PM Reply   
Lyman rides at like around 30 with a really long line as well as Randall Harris.

Not sure about Harf, but Benny G rides a shorter rope with a shorter speed I think
Old    Steve H (phat_steve)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-15-2009, 8:43 PM Reply   
Always wondered the same thing looks like there flyin. I know i ride 21-22 at 65 feet and always looks like I am creepin along.
Old    what what (snowman89)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-15-2009, 9:01 PM Reply   
I think Harris has said anywhere from 27 to 28 depending on which article you read or who you ask and he rides at like 90 ft.

I was reading Derek Grasman's blog he said he rode 85 ft at 26 I think. When I was taking lessons at owc the coach pulling me said most guys he knew rode 80 ft around 24-25.
Old    Ray M (wakeborder5)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-15-2009, 9:06 PM Reply   
I would guess most of the pros are riding at around 80'-85' at 25 or 26
Old    Joseph (martinez30)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-15-2009, 9:16 PM Reply   
Well, sometimes it appears effortless when one sees them jumping the wake. It would be helpfull/nice to know what they ALL ride at.
Old    Joseph (martinez30)      Join Date: Mar 2007       10-15-2009, 9:22 PM Reply   
I meant speed and rope length...
Old    vtrider01 (vtrider01)      Join Date: Jul 2009       10-16-2009, 1:27 AM Reply   
lyman rides 27-28 on a 90ft line. like nick said, ive heard randall rides similar.

26 on an 85ft line seems to be a pretty good ball park for most guys out there
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-16-2009, 12:13 PM Reply   
Anywhere between 24 and 26. There are some exceptions that ride faster. Ricky G, Randall and Lyman are some of those guys.

Usually 80 or 85' of rope depending on what boat they're riding behind. The above mentioned guys will go 90-95' of rope depending on boats.

Just because you've got their speed and rope length dialed in doesn't mean it'll help you ride like them. Nobody learned at 85' and 26mph. Work your way up. I stayed at 70'- 75' and 22mph for a long time. Pretty much learned all the tricks I know that way.
Old    Colby Frost (dhv142)      Join Date: Oct 2008       10-16-2009, 2:05 PM Reply   
randall rides 28.5 at a 92 foot rope.
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-16-2009, 2:23 PM Reply   
I just got a text from Maurice, Lyman's personal assistant, and he is going to ride at 62.5' and 19mph this year
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-16-2009, 2:45 PM Reply   
ewing, maurice is awesome. he get me an interview with lyman for a school project.
Old    Jason Callen (westsidarider)      Join Date: Feb 2003       10-16-2009, 4:33 PM Reply   
ricky g and randall will be on stokemeter on monday. good opportunity to find out directly from them
Old    Evan Miller (mtownrydr)      Join Date: Apr 2008       10-16-2009, 7:56 PM Reply   
Lyman pays a personal assistant??
Old    Bryce (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       10-17-2009, 9:22 AM Reply   
at wakeboard comps is there a "standard" speed all the riders have to ride at to make it equal for everyone, or is it up to each rider?
Old    Nick Kondylas (homedawg678)      Join Date: Jan 2007       10-17-2009, 9:37 AM Reply   
Pretty sure its up to each rider.
Old    lloyd murray (lmtwa)      Join Date: May 2001       10-17-2009, 9:48 AM Reply   
Ewing is right! Lyman not only has a personal assistant, but also a dog trainer for Emma and a concierge at his house.

He is changing his rope length/speed (to 62.5 / 19) because he feels it will put him in a position behind the boat where the judges will finally be able to see him. At his current length (91.5) and speed (27) he landed his tricks so far into the flats that the judges would miss half his pass.
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       10-17-2009, 10:35 AM Reply   
ha
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-17-2009, 8:29 PM Reply   
i tried to be like lyman today. 140 feet out. and 35 MPH. it was epic. haha
Old    Roger Hornsby (hoosairboy)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-18-2009, 6:00 AM Reply   
I am pretty sure they let Travis dial it in at the comps. Maybe not
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-18-2009, 8:38 AM Reply   
I think Roger is correct, I haven't ever heard a rider ask Travis for for a specific speed, they trust him to make the wake the best it can be for the condition that day. They will from time to time ask for a speed adjustment during a pass, not very often though.
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       10-19-2009, 3:28 PM Reply   
Roger and Randy are 100% correct. Travis is the man, and he would probably laugh at you if you told him how fast to go. I've never had to tell him anything, and its always spot on.

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