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chriscraftmatt1976
06-11-2013, 02:59 PM
any other skaters out there? how bout some pics?!

Traxx822
06-11-2013, 09:08 PM
I bought a board once on eBay. Then the seller refunded my money and never sent it. I really want to try. Some of my friends skate and want to try as well. Just need a board.

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AlbertaSurfer
06-11-2013, 09:40 PM
I've got an old hyperlite skate I'll sell ya, haven't used it in years. It's wood with real grip tape, so you'll need shoes. I dislocated my left hip on a wake to wake kick flip attempt years ago and stopped riding it. Apparently landing with one foot on the deck and one in the water hurts... Bad ;)

Pay the shipping an you can have it.

Traxx822
06-11-2013, 10:03 PM
I've got an old hyperlite skate I'll sell ya, haven't used it in years. It's wood with real grip tape, so you'll need shoes. I dislocated my left hip on a wake to wake kick flip attempt years ago and stopped riding it. Apparently landing with one foot on the deck and one in the water hurts... Bad ;)

Pay the shipping an you can have it.

Sold man. Pm sent and I'll be throwing up pics to this thread soon.

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dvsone79
06-11-2013, 11:11 PM
I found a 40" LF Faction (?) wake skate on eBay 3 or 4 years ago that I scored for about $40 shipped. It's fun. I think I'd like a longer board. I like the loose feel though. I definitely don't like it in choppy water. I've only done lip slides, no wake jumps yet. I only end up riding it about once or twice a year. But it is a nice change of pace when the water is right and I want to mix things up.

coz
06-11-2013, 11:23 PM
Nope, we do it in the desert too http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=38101

>> http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=31126

CruisinGA
06-12-2013, 12:25 AM
Ill bust it out every once in awhile when the water isn't footable and I'm too tired to wakeboard.

sand2snow22
06-12-2013, 12:26 AM
I have a remote wakeskate in the garage. Still in the plastic :(

onewheat
06-12-2013, 02:05 AM
I've never even seen anyone wakeskate, except on YouTube. I don't know anyone that does it and I know a LOT of people on the lake.

madcityskier
06-12-2013, 07:34 AM
I was in one last weekend. Wouldn't say I rode it, but I did stand on it.

chriscraftmatt1976
06-12-2013, 09:56 AM
I was in one last weekend. Wouldn't say I rode it, but I did stand on it.

you did great for someone that's never rode one, and without shoes no less.

Yeah, i don't know many people who skate. I had a hard core crew of about 4 guys, but they've all moved away, so i'm the last one standing. We could get pretty rad for a while. I've pulled off a wake to wake big spin and shuv before, but now just getting up and riding around makes me sore! what a drag it is getting old...

chriscraftmatt1976
06-12-2013, 10:50 AM
Sold man. Pm sent and I'll be throwing up pics to this thread soon.

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h3ll yeah....:)

chriscraftmatt1976
06-12-2013, 10:55 AM
I found a 40" LF Faction (?) wake skate on eBay 3 or 4 years ago that I scored for about $40 shipped. It's fun. I think I'd like a longer board. I like the loose feel though. I definitely don't like it in choppy water. I've only done lip slides, no wake jumps yet. I only end up riding it about once or twice a year. But it is a nice change of pace when the water is right and I want to mix things up.

what's your height/weight. I prefer the longer boards too, being about 6'2.

wake to wake jumps on a skate are something else. i didn't attempt any my first time out this year. i've eaten it pretty hard before trying wake to wake tricks, and that's not gonna help somebody my age get to work on monday. especially behind a loaded up wake boat. pulling hard into a wake that size on a skate will make ya think! it'll make boarding seem a lot easier though...

Dylan
06-12-2013, 11:47 AM
Picked one up from a friend a while ago. My friends like it, but I'm still a little leary after an epic fall. Was running a narrow channel behind the boat, came to the end and the boat needed to turn around in a narrow area. I swung to the outside hoping to get a slingshot, and it worked too well! Came around super fast, stuck the nose and did an epic faceplant. That was the last time I rode it, haha!

Cary K.
06-12-2013, 12:19 PM
I have been wakeskating for quite a while now. The freedom of not being strapped in is awesome.

chriscraftmatt1976
06-12-2013, 12:21 PM
I have been wakeskating for quite a while now. The freedom of not being strapped in is awesome.

lets see some o those pics!

Cary K.
06-12-2013, 12:43 PM
I'll have to look for some more pics, here is an old one from a 2008 mag ad.

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chriscraftmatt1976
06-12-2013, 02:11 PM
nice Cary! Where are you at?

Cary K.
06-12-2013, 02:40 PM
Re-entry backside shuv

Cary K.
06-12-2013, 02:56 PM
Another re-entry shuv
96649

Wake to wake melan (sloppy) 180
96650

Toeside backside shuv
96651

dvsone79
06-12-2013, 10:30 PM
what's your height/weight. I prefer the longer boards too, being about 6'2.

wake to wake jumps on a skate are something else. i didn't attempt any my first time out this year. i've eaten it pretty hard before trying wake to wake tricks, and that's not gonna help somebody my age get to work on monday. especially behind a loaded up wake boat. pulling hard into a wake that size on a skate will make ya think! it'll make boarding seem a lot easier though...

I'm 6'3" 200. I ride a 145 wakeboard.

I haven't had the sack to skate when my boat is loaded down!

chriscraftmatt1976
06-13-2013, 08:59 AM
I'm riding a hyperlite catalyst 114cm, and think it's about perfect for my size. i've ridden liquid and ronix double deck 42's, and found them to feel like they're dragging a little bit.

madcityskier
06-13-2013, 12:57 PM
I would appreciate it if you were to go like, say 142 or so. That thing plows a lot of water with me on it. Also, if you wanted yo gain like, say 100lbs, you'd be all set.

Traxx822
06-21-2013, 05:28 PM
Thanks to Alberta Surfer. We will pass it on to the next guy with the same deal when done with it. Thanks again. Can't wait to try it.

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AlbertaSurfer
06-21-2013, 11:09 PM
Awesome, cool to see it it someone else's hands, have fun!

chriscraftmatt1976
06-26-2013, 10:52 AM
Thanks to Alberta Surfer. We will pass it on to the next guy with the same deal when done with it. Thanks again. Can't wait to try it.

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Heck yeah traxx. Post some pics of you gettin rad on the bad boy...

Traxx822
06-30-2013, 07:50 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/01/4ega7a7a.jpg
My buddy riding switch
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/01/tujejaru.jpg
Not as easy as we thought. But we got up and did some Ollie jumps and surface switches. Just getting the feel for it.

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chriscraftmatt1976
07-07-2013, 10:33 AM
Lookin good. Almost time for some wake to wakes! When I first started jumping I shortened the rope up a bit. Casing a jump on a skate is rough!

Traxx822
07-07-2013, 10:53 AM
Yeah, riding it in general is rough. Been having a lot of fun with it out in the flats. Trying ollie 180's and a few kick tricks off one wake. Haven't had the nuts yet to attempt wake to wake. Not even using ballast yet.

Is it the same concept, stand up off the wake to pop and then hold it. Would the board actually stay under you without holding it on wake to wake?

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chriscraftmatt1976
07-07-2013, 02:02 PM
You kinda gotta Ollie it. Approach wake with knees bent, push down with your back foot and let your front foot up a bit, and when the back of the board leaves the wake, bend that knee too and let the board kinda sick up to your feet. I think there are some nice YouTube videos that cover wake to wake jumps well.

HOT-4-TEACHER
07-08-2013, 10:56 PM
My buddies and I are interested in learning to Wakeskate. Any suggestions for our first board? We could have riders from 160 to 230lbs. Do you have to wear shoes?

As far as driving goes, is it the same as pulling a wake boarder? 18-22mph? Same rope length?

I look forward to your input.

AlbertaSurfer
07-08-2013, 11:46 PM
Ride the same as you would a wakeboard. To start, I always stood completely upright in the water, with the board under my feet, but that's how I start on a wakeboard too. For your first board, I'd suggest a wood deck with griptape. They're cheap and really durable. My local MC dealer has several old Cassette blanks in a padded case for $50.

Wear shoes, and bring a towel, you're gonna get wet!

KxCorky
08-06-2013, 06:18 PM
I saw a video on youtube where they stand sraight up in the water to start too. Seems odd. Didn't think that would work on a wakeboard though. I just bought a cheap world industires one today from work. We carry their vendors jet ski stuff and not knowing how much we were going to ride I thought I would give it a try.

Excited to switch it up a little.

Aric'sX15
08-06-2013, 06:32 PM
i stand straight up in the water when i wakeboard and surf. its a lot easier

KxCorky
08-06-2013, 07:06 PM
With the board turned or just straight? I would probably face plant lol

chriscraftmatt1976
08-06-2013, 07:39 PM
i stand straight up in the water when i wakeboard and surf. its a lot easier

Me too. After you're used to it, it's a back saver.

madcityskier
08-06-2013, 10:33 PM
Straight, but tilted slightly higher in the front so it will pull up onto the surface.