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Old     (Reez)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-02-2013, 6:52 AM Reply   
My 6-5 340 lb buddy came in from Alaska and wanted to learn how to wakeboard. Got him riding pretty steadily but this happened in the process!

Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-02-2013, 7:05 AM Reply   
Ouch! Pretty funny and the title of your thread is funny too.
Old     (kmayotte)      Join Date: Aug 2010       08-02-2013, 9:44 AM Reply   
Pefrectly illustrates why you should keep your arms straight!!

Not sure I've ever seen a guy that big get on the water. Props!
Old     (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       08-02-2013, 10:03 AM Reply   
How fast did you have him going? Looked fast...
Old     (Hooya)      Join Date: Aug 2011       08-02-2013, 10:17 AM Reply   
You can see it come with the sliding to the right. Got to be tough getting your hips pointing the correct direction when you are that large and just starting.

Not sure but did he have a clue about "catching a front edge" before this? When he is fully facing the front he seems quite happy trying to ride it out.
Old     (Reez)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-02-2013, 8:23 PM Reply   
Yeah he knew. I wasn't goin fast but I slowed down too quick and he pulled the handle in

He kept going though. Guy loved it !
Old     (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       08-02-2013, 10:44 PM Reply   
Yep. Keep the speed consistent and tell him to drop his back hand once he's up. Dropping that back hand will force him to ride sideways and prevent face plants.
Old     (pprior)      Join Date: Jan 2012       08-03-2013, 8:18 AM Reply   
Wow, I know it's a struggle to get big beginners up, and that is a big boy! Rockin' faceplant - we love those with beginners it always gets a huge laugh from everyone else.

First rule of wakeboarding: it's ok to laugh at the wipeouts.
Old     (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       08-03-2013, 5:16 PM Reply   
That is awesome!!
Old     (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-03-2013, 5:27 PM Reply   
His life vest is looking a little tight haha I love it! Representing for the big boys!


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