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View Poll Results: What length do you shred at? (Round up or down, which ever is closest)
Less than 60' 0 0%
60' 3 2.94%
65' 15 14.71%
70' 28 27.45%
75' 31 30.39%
Greater than 75' 26 25.49%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

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Old     (wakerider017)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-27-2010, 6:47 PM Reply   
If it is less than or greater please post the length of your rope.

P.S. This is behind a boat.. Don't need any cable park numbers.. haha

Last edited by wakerider017; 05-27-2010 at 6:50 PM.
Old    benj_t            05-27-2010, 8:00 PM Reply   
Ive been riding about 80' behind our VLX at around 24 mph, thats when its loaded down. Before we started loading it down i rode about 75 feet and 23.5mph
Old     (greenbass86)      Join Date: May 2010       05-27-2010, 9:00 PM Reply   
bought my rope at the end of last year and all that they had at my local sporting store was 75 but i plan on getting something around 60 this year or smaller
Old     (wakerider017)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-28-2010, 7:47 AM Reply   
I didn't realize so many people rode at 80' . I should have had that as a choice
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-28-2010, 7:52 AM Reply   
i ride at 70 to 75 with no weight in boat at 22 to 23 mph.when i load it up with 2000 to 2100 lbs. i ride at 83 ft 24 to 25 mph.
Old    sperbet            05-28-2010, 10:38 AM Reply   
For me it depends on a # of things. Boat, weight, speed, time of the season (when it's early season and I'm knocking of the rust I typically bring it in 5'), etc. It varies from 75' - 85' depending on the above factors...
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2010, 1:30 PM Reply   
80 is where the wake gets lippy. SNAPP!
Old     (helinut)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-28-2010, 2:33 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by wakerider017 View Post
I'm not sure why you registered on these forums to harass me. If your objective is to make me mad, you are wasting your time. I joined this site to talk to fellow wakeboarders... Not to have online fight.

I mean really. How bad ass are you for trying to pick a fight with a guy ONLINE!?

You ever think this is one of your guys giving you a hard time? Kinda funny if it was.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       05-28-2010, 3:38 PM Reply   
85-90 Feet Back! Depends on the boat and the lbs in it.
Old     (pwningjr)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-28-2010, 6:10 PM Reply   
Yeah, some guys have really narrow wakes so will ride super far out, some have wide wakes so will ride rather close in, and then there are those guys who have super wide wakes AND ride really far out... I do hope to be one of them someday

70' for me, sometimes I'll bring it into 65' if something's just not rocking.
Old     (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-28-2010, 6:56 PM Reply   
Ive tried to ride longer line lengths (75') to get more hang time and because I thought it was necessary to do bigger tricks (7s, mobes, etc) but I think Im giving up on that. I just ride 5x better at 70 vs 75, so why keep trying to ride longer? Im not Randall Harris, I dont have any compensation thing going on, so Im happy at 70 as long as I keep learning tricks. Ill only ride 75 if the wake is huge, which is super fun but is not a regular occasion.
Old    benj_t            05-28-2010, 9:31 PM Reply   
Adam, most of the time finding the right rope length depends on your speed, which usually depends on how big or wide the wake is. I ride about 75 when we just have stock ballast and the wedge in our VLX (which an awesome setting on our boat) and about 23.5 mph. When we load down the boat with another approx. 2000 lbs of ballast, the wake gets a little wider so i speed up the boat to about 24.5 to clean up the wake just a little bit, and i put my rope to about 80 feet.
Old     (spearing)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-29-2010, 4:49 AM Reply   
Malibu vlx 2,500lbs 24 mph = 80'
210 SAN 1,800lbs 23mph = 75'
210 san 900lbs 22mph = 70'
nautique 220 stock ballast 23mph = 75'

Those seem to be the sweet spots on my buddies boats.
Old     (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-29-2010, 5:30 AM Reply   
87' @ 26/27 mph
Old     (lfadam)      Join Date: Nov 2008       05-29-2010, 4:39 PM Reply   
Yea benj I do the same. 70' with stock ballast 1250lbs+wedge+725lb sack at about 23-23.5, if we add over 4-5 people to that Ill bump up to 75' at about 24. Any faster and the wake just gets smaller
Old     (dan_lorenze)      Join Date: Mar 2009       06-01-2010, 7:51 AM Reply   
I voted 60'... I've faceplanted so many times going ~22 at 75' that I need to come up with a new game plan AT 45 years old it hurts when I fall at faster speeds. This season I'm gonna slow my speed down and shorten the line so I can get my W2W down. I'm going to play around with it to find a happy place with speed, lenth of line and my X30's wake...


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