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Heelgrad
06-19-2012, 10:09 AM
Thinking about giving it a whirl next time we're out just to save some time switching out ballast and to check out my boat's port side ride. If you've tried it, let me know what challenges you encountered? Figure it's worth a shot.

Georgeohh
06-19-2012, 10:17 AM
It's so fun. It's a little more difficult to balance since you're used to a wave being in front of you and now it's behind. Make sure you have your front foot angled forward a bit and have fun.

kgrove
06-19-2012, 10:36 AM
Thinking about giving it a whirl next time we're out just to save some time switching out ballast and to check out my boat's port side ride. If you've tried it, let me know what challenges you encountered? Figure it's worth a shot.

Excellent training if you've ever thought you may someday translating your wakesurfing to the ocean. "Real" surfers often don't get to choose whether they go front or backside... The wave chooses for them based on what direction the wave is breaking. If you can't go both directions, you'll catch half as many waves.

deminimis
07-16-2012, 07:02 PM
I'm goofy with a X-Star (translation: I surf heel side.)