View Full Version : Hittin' Rollers

05-19-2011, 09:00 PM
Ok. So who's hit your own or someone elses rollers and afterward thought... Those were bigger than they looked! Or better yet... That was a lot worse than I thought!

05-19-2011, 10:29 PM
heh... my wife is still oblivious... she has no idea why I ask her to get past rollers when she pulls me. That's OK, I'll get her trained.

05-19-2011, 10:49 PM
you learn to skate them or angle thru them. so much less harsh on the boat and of course the driver and passenger. don't hit them head on!

05-20-2011, 12:54 AM
don't hit them head on!

Yea, tell my wife that when she is driving. I'm not complaining only because I would not be able to wakeboard myself otherwise. This season I'm pinning my hopes on teaching my son to drive.

Afterwards, she says, "wow I'm supprised you made it through that". Years of skiing mogules and learning to suck them up has helped.

Matt L.
05-20-2011, 01:14 AM
Look out for the Lake Powell tour boat rollers. They are deceptively freaking huge! I put my 240SC completely in the air coming off one of those. I was a long long way away form that damn tour boat. Glad I didn't have a boarder/skier up when those hit!

05-20-2011, 01:28 AM
a couple weekends ago I was cruising down the lake with my friends girlfriend wakeboarding behind my boat, it was her 3rd time. I saw a x2 towing a Super air nautique(that was awesome, wish I had taken a picture) it was coming at us and I thought man that should not be a problem. by the time I got close enough to realize that it was a massive wake there was nothing I can do. the boat made it through ok but that poor girl went down hard! I felt horrible. Luckily she was not hurt.

05-20-2011, 10:27 AM
We have a lot of express cruisers and 40-60' after cabin and fly bridge yachts so we get some big waves when they are going along at 20mph.

Usually slow it down to barely on plane and get the noise up in the air.

Kingsley X-1
05-20-2011, 10:31 AM
i hit a x-45 wake last year and i though my tower was going to come flying off...but it didnt and no cracks:steering:

05-20-2011, 12:41 PM
Luckily, only one boat at a time skis on my lake, so you only have yourself to blame for hitting rollers.


05-20-2011, 12:44 PM
Luckily, only one boat at a time skis on my lake, so you only have yourself to blame for hitting rollers.


Must be nice! :cool::)

05-20-2011, 12:56 PM
Must be nice! :cool::)

Next time you're in TX, come ski with me


05-20-2011, 12:58 PM
driving my old 205 in the bay down in miami and now switching to a 06 x1 and driving in lakes... rollers dont phase me.

05-20-2011, 01:03 PM
Next time you're in TX, come ski with me


Thanks for the offer, I would love to! Might make it to TX one of these years... lol

05-20-2011, 01:08 PM
We had a 26' twin Cat with dual outboards on our local small lake making passes, which made a surprisingly small wake in a straight line. However when he decided to do a high speed 180 in front of our rider, he created a series of 2-3' rollers on the inside of his turn. We were baffled, and our rider didn't stand a chance. That boat had no business being out there on a 35mph lake, Havasu would have been more fitting.