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Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-25-2010, 5:17 PM Reply   
Does anybody have some good advice on the best place to hold the handle in relation to your body while wakeboarding? thnaks
Old    Bill Sloan (bill_sloan)      Join Date: Nov 2007       04-25-2010, 5:58 PM Reply   
Hip level as close to your hips as possible. Unless actually doing a trick.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-25-2010, 8:47 PM Reply   
any bend in the elbow?
Old    Chaserwaser            04-26-2010, 10:33 AM Reply   


This is proper way with standard jump
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-26-2010, 8:02 PM Reply   
are your hands spread across the handle?
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-26-2010, 9:04 PM Reply   
do you hold it in that spot when you are in the flats heading towards the wake?
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-27-2010, 9:13 AM Reply   
Handle at your hips and elbows in for sure. That rider looks to be backfoot heavy(not ideal) weight should be evenly distributed when tacking off/landing.. well maybe a bit more on the tail but definitely not like that. Hands should be as wide as possible as often you use the handle in the air to balance or atleast I do.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       04-30-2010, 9:52 PM Reply   
Whats a good handle width?
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-01-2010, 7:55 AM Reply   
Wider is better.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-01-2010, 9:04 PM Reply   
are there any handle brands you reccomend?
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-02-2010, 7:09 PM Reply   
proline from cwb
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-03-2010, 1:27 PM Reply   
Same brand for rope?
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-03-2010, 4:53 PM Reply   
yes
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-04-2010, 12:57 PM Reply   
Do gloves help or take away?
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-04-2010, 1:00 PM Reply   
Dont wear gloves, just get a nice handle and you wont need them.
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-04-2010, 2:15 PM Reply   
Bret.. definitely no need for gloves unless its very cold outside. Maybe we need to get together and ride soon. Not sure how long you have been riding but getting basic fundamentals down will make things alot easier later on and it helps prevent injuries from happening.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-04-2010, 6:05 PM Reply   
Ive been only riding a short time and I'm not very good but have been looking at getting some new gear, we are looking at going out saturday, you interested in going?
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-04-2010, 8:09 PM Reply   
For sure. Just would need to be off the water by 3:30 or 4pm so I can get home to watch my 16month old.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-04-2010, 8:26 PM Reply   
yeah even if we stay out I can run you back to the dock. Let me check with wifey make sure we can go saturday.
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-04-2010, 9:27 PM Reply   
I also have like 3 handles ropes that you could try out and see what kind you like as well. Great driver and great at instruction too.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-05-2010, 11:24 AM Reply   
Sounds good!
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-08-2010, 9:12 AM Reply   
Sorry I didnt get back to you sooner wife got called into work, and the winds are looking bad today and tomm. If weather improves for tomm im down to go, if not hows next weekend work for you?
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-08-2010, 3:04 PM Reply   
I am available.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-11-2010, 3:52 PM Reply   
so far the weather is looking good for this weekend
Old    Jonathan (TheSarge)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-12-2010, 7:27 AM Reply   
yea.. just hit me up on the cell. 702 769 1912
Old    Ronnie Johnson (slidin_out)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-12-2010, 7:32 AM Reply   
something clicked yesterday while I was riding when it comes to handle placement, i was just keeping my arms basically straight and leaning back enough to keep the handle closer to my hips and always felt off balance on w2w jumps, well yesterday i was working on w2w 180's, yeah i'm a rookie too, and started doing small outside in 1's, but the difference in yesterday and the previous trips i tried what my mind felt was pushing the handle down on my cut in, it put the rope much closer to my hips and i was always on balance when i jumped, greatly improved my balance on my w2w's also, and it helped me land my first hs w2w 180 smoothly on the first attempt (before losing it shortly after trying to switch it back), same concept worked on my toeside w2w jumps too, feel like i got them dialed in yesterday, so having said all of that push the handle as low as possible without bending your back, i seem to think this little discovery is going to help out a ton and let me improve much faster now and have more confidence
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-12-2010, 6:39 PM Reply   
Hopefully I'll be able to give that a try this weekend.
Old    LEE DANEILS (hyperlite)      Join Date: May 2009       05-13-2010, 3:59 AM Reply   
i keep my hands in the middle of the handle, next to eachother.
Old    Bret Ski (younguns44)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-13-2010, 11:58 AM Reply   
is there a big difference on hand placement

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