View Full Version : You don't need a big wake

02-25-2008, 11:18 PM
saw this posted on WW. love the video, proves you dont need a monster wake to a be good wakeboarder. you need skills!!


02-25-2008, 11:39 PM
That's damn cool, and (if you add in some chop) is probably more like what most of the world boards behind.

That board kind of reminds me of my first. A Connelly (before they called it CWB) Razor. Directional with one big a$$ fin. Still have it and hope to make a bench or something someday...

T Scott
02-25-2008, 11:48 PM
Not trying to namedrop here, but when I was in college, (early 90's) I lived three apartments down from Scott Byerly, Eric 'Gator" Lutgert, and Cobe Mickacich. We lived on this tiny lake in Orlando called Lake Shoal. I remember Gator having a 1993 Stars and Stripes Ann. Edition that the guys all used to ride behind. I even pulled Scott Byerly with my boat at the time (1988 Prostar 190) My point inthis little rant is that I agree with the video, you don't need a huge wake to do tricks. These guys did it with "ski boats" !!

02-26-2008, 01:07 AM
This video should put to rest some of the criticisms about not being able to do decent wakeboarding tricks behind a direct drive, non ballasted boat. Slalom skiing behind a v-drive is the pits because no matter what you do, you can't get a good flat wake. But unless you are a pro wakeboarder, you can still have a pretty good time wakeboarding behind a direct drive with a tower on it. :twocents:

02-26-2008, 01:50 AM
agreed, we've been riding in our Mari DD with no ballast and have friends throwing numerous inverts and huge Raley variations with no ballast. All about practice!!

02-26-2008, 01:57 AM
I haven't blamed it on a small wake...publicly, but I'll tell you I feel pretty bad now. Thanks for bursting my bubble.

OK...OK, I'll try to use this as positive motivation.

02-26-2008, 06:43 AM
I only need the big wake to get my fat a^^ in the air. :D

02-26-2008, 10:45 AM
I Think I Will Keep My 83 Ss

02-26-2008, 10:57 AM
So they are saying "It's not the size of your wake, but how you use it"?

88 PS190
02-26-2008, 11:40 AM
Also notice lack of speed control, how many of us would ream the driver a new one if we kept having to get the speed adjusted during the ride. I know it drives me nuts.

Many good boarders can flip off the trough, or some in the flats... And, think of how quickly these guys could pull him again, no rollers to wait for.

San Diego State River Rat
02-26-2008, 08:26 PM
ya the big wakes are not needed but do help. a tower also helps a lot hell i've pulled of a flip behind my parents jet boat with no tower and that is a pain to do.

02-26-2008, 08:42 PM
So they are saying "It's not the size of your wake, but how you use it"?

:woohoo: I think flipper has come up with the DD motto, way to go!:woohoo:

03-04-2008, 01:39 AM
That's awesome, who says a 197 can't throw a good wakeboarding wake?

03-05-2008, 05:10 PM
Great video. It is amazing what he does with basically no wake.

03-05-2008, 05:14 PM
first invert on a wakeboard i've ever seen was behind a PS205 w/ a pole and about 6 people and a couple of coolers in the boat... ok ignore the coolers part I was bout 14... my how 10 years can fly by!!!