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HOT-4-TEACHER 07-08-2013 09:56 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 10:46 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 05:18 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.

MC25 08-06-2013 05:32 PM

i stand straight up in the water when i wakeboard and surf. its a lot easier

KxCorky 08-06-2013 06:06 PM

With the board turned or just straight? I would probably face plant lol

chriscraftmatt1976 08-06-2013 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by Aric'sX15 (Post 964825)
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 09:33 PM

Straight, but tilted slightly higher in the front so it will pull up onto the surface.

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