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firstmc
05-22-2006, 06:26 PM
What line length do you boarders use?

rodltg2
05-22-2006, 06:34 PM
60-70ft...

tex
05-22-2006, 07:03 PM
220-222, whatever it takes.

michael freeman
05-22-2006, 07:29 PM
What line length do you boarders use?

I bought an adjustable rope. I think it is 65 ft with three(3) five foot sections.

rick s.
05-22-2006, 07:43 PM
Behind the old boat, (x10) the boys boarded at 60 feet. With the new boat (x45) it will probably be a little longer, but it's also going to depend on the speed of the boat, which with flat water is about 22, but we slow down when the water's choppy. We are still experimenting with line length.

Maristar210
05-22-2006, 08:06 PM
I go sixty five (65) feet. Remember to think of a traveling V in your head. The longer the line, the further the "clearance distance" between the V. This means that typically beginners run a shorter line in order to clear and land easier and the experts "flip out" at 70 feet. Hope that makes sense. Also, it depends on the shape of the wake. Some guys like the shape of the wake at a shorter length. Depends on the boat and the amount of "pop" they seem to get. I guess you could consider 65 feet a medium that most would be happy with. Hope that helps, look my beer is empty....

Steve

Cary K.
05-22-2006, 09:34 PM
60-70 is generally pretty standard for beginner-intermediate level; 70-80 for int & up, and most of the pros are riding 80-85+ now. The longer the line you use, generally you need to go a little faster. The wake gets a little harder when the speed increases as well. But it is all preference, wherever you are comfortable and the wake is clean. Speed and line length go hand in hand based on the wake shape and your comfort level.

WakePowell
05-22-2006, 09:51 PM
It really depends on the boat and speed you board at. Behind our X-45 we use a 60 foot mainline with a 5 foot handle section and pull about 22 MPH.

Rick S. let me know what set up you find best behind your X-45. We struggle to keep the wake from washing over if we go slower than 22 MPH. We have to use the wake plate (trim tab) to get it optimum at that speed.

Buy_Low
05-22-2006, 10:10 PM
Depending on the boat I ride 65 - 75. It all depends on the boat, skill level and speed.

P-hat_in_Cincy
05-22-2006, 10:12 PM
Depending on the boat I ride 65 - 75. It all depends on the boat, skill level and speed.

Ditto. Normally 70-75 @ about 23mph.

CHaus21
05-22-2006, 10:26 PM
75 feet but adjustable down to 60. 21-22 mph

jlf
05-23-2006, 08:55 AM
I would call us beginner to intermediate riders we ride at 70' to 75' behind the x10 about 22-23 mph. We do sections we can take out to shorten up the rope.

firstmc
05-23-2006, 08:57 AM
Is there really that much difference between a $40 and $80 rope for wakeboarding???

Davo
05-23-2006, 09:14 AM
220-222, whatever it takes.

I thinks Tex got confused...we only ride that length behind the tractor when the fields get flooded. :D

Davo
05-23-2006, 09:15 AM
Is there really that much difference between a $40 and $80 rope for wakeboarding???

Not really, dude - just get a NON-stretch.