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Old 06-30-2013, 12:57 PM
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Boat: 2013 X-30, 6.0L, 2500lbs of Ballast, 650lbs of Lead.
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I recently got certified as a wakeboard water ski instructor. There are a few key pints to getting little ones up:

First and most important is lots of dry land training. This helps more than anything. Once you have done enough of this do it some more. It build confidence and gets them used to the feeling.

There are three rules to follow that you can't tell them enough: knees bent, arms straight, head up. They should have these points memorized before going on the water. The first time, have someone holding them in the water so they aren't scared and help them get up so they know the feeling. It takes some time but is so worth it. Try to make the whole experience and fun and light hearted as possible.

For the person that asked above we had The speed set to 10mph.
2013 X-30, 6.0L with 2500lbs of ballast and 500 lbs of lead.
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