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Old    jsandman            09-10-2003, 3:43 AM Reply   
Can anyone give me info on how fast i should be hitting sliders. Ive got a 4m flat bar a 10m elevator to flat bar with a 22 deg angle and a 10m A-frame
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-10-2003, 7:43 AM Reply   
we hit our flatbar at 16-18 mph depending on how big the rider is.
Old    root (rootc)      Join Date: Aug 2002       09-10-2003, 8:15 AM Reply   
Try it at normal wakeboarding speed.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-10-2003, 8:26 AM Reply   
we found that normal wakeboarding speed was too fast for our short (20 ft) slider and also we heard that the all or nothing uhaul gap was at like 15mph
Old    griffdizzle            09-10-2003, 8:39 AM Reply   
the u haul gap was like 8 mph on the way up then they sped up as they hit the pool. they started way too fast and they were nearly airing the entire pool, thats how kyle shcmidt got hurt. but for what you are doing its whatever you prefer, try about 18 mph first.
Old    nayR (w4k3b04rd3r19)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-10-2003, 2:31 PM Reply   
It also depends on how long your rope is also thats how you deside speed.
Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-10-2003, 2:42 PM Reply   
what's rope length got to do with speed when hitting sliders?
Old    lakesideluver            09-10-2003, 3:36 PM Reply   
i seem to be the oddball here but i ride my rave slider at 25 mph, for me faster=easier
Old    yee_haw            09-10-2003, 3:41 PM Reply   
yeah mike, the rave sliders sink a lot when you hit them ...so faster is better ...
we have a wooden up-flat-down that we all hit maybe 2 mph slower than normal wakeboard ....
confidence is key
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-10-2003, 6:06 PM Reply   
faster = less slide time = more boring.

rope length doesn't really matter.
Old    nayR (w4k3b04rd3r19)      Join Date: Jun 2003       09-10-2003, 8:56 PM Reply   
Well rope legth determines alot. The bigger the rope you have the faster the speed you have to go.
Old    pjdave (pjdave)      Join Date: Oct 2002       09-10-2003, 11:37 PM Reply   
ride it at your normal wakeboarding speed, speed also helps with stabillity.
Old    jsandman            09-11-2003, 12:54 AM Reply   
I was hitting them at normal wakeboard speedws and getting booted. So i slowed it down a bit and it was easy but i dodn't know if that means i'm a pussy.
Old    wakeboard_iraq            09-11-2003, 3:24 PM Reply   
OH Josh.....buddy..... you just opened yourself up to this crowd!!!! Enjoy.
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-11-2003, 7:38 PM Reply   
After watching several wakeboaders & skaters at OWC in the slider/kicker pond....I can guarantee that they don't slow down the cable for anyone.
You just need to work on your approach and technique
Old    Christopher Stack (deepstructure)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-11-2003, 7:42 PM Reply   
sure, but the cable at owc is only going 19 isn't it?
Old    Phantom (phantom5815)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-11-2003, 7:47 PM Reply   
Depends......but I'm sure it will be going faster this weekend for the World Cable Chanpionships.
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       09-11-2003, 10:50 PM Reply   
yes OWC tends to be on the slow side, I'd say around 18 every time I've been there. usually speeds up later on in the evening when there are less beginners

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