09-02-2008, 06:39 PM
What are some of the factors that go into the right rope length for wakeboarding? For me, I just attach the rope and go and really don't care what length it is - I'll figure it out and have fun regardless. I have a lot of different people that come with me at different times - some intermediates, some beginners, some skinny, some... well... not skinny, some kids, some "generationally challenged", etc. I don't know enough about wakeboarding to know how or why I would adjust the rope to adapt to each rider. I'm obviously more concerned about the beginners be they young, old, skinny, fat, whatever as the experienced boarders usually tell me what they want (or they just keep their yap shut and have fun with what they have). I'm sure there is some personal preference involved as well, but are there general rules of thumb I should use to best match the rope length to the skill level, physical size, riding style, etc of other riders?