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Old 12-09-2012, 10:23 AM
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I couldn't agree more with what shirlz72 said above. A big wake is just more fun. Show all the videos of Byerly behind an old O/B you want, yes they are amazing and he is uber talented etc... but the whole reason why us non pro's ride is for the fun of it and the feeling.

I would guess it's similar to skiing behind a pure slalom boat like a 197 or an behind an X-star. Yes you can ski behind both so who "needs" a 197. And I'm sure the pro's would be better on a star than the weekend warriors are behind a 197, but anyone can agree its more fun behind a 197 with a tiny wake.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:38 AM
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by shirlz72 View Post
in response to people who don't understand why i and many others want a bigger wake my reasoning is this:
Is my wake holding me back and will a bigger wake help me land new tricks = i would say no, as phillip soven can do a whirly 5 behind a jetski. ( though a big wake will probably get you an extra 180 or so). So as many of you say you dont need a bigger wake to land new tricks i agree with you here. though it certainly helps. the main reason i and many others love as big of a wake as possible as it is a precursor to style. doing things bigger. getting the grab poked out for a touch longer. It certainly helps in this department. Also the feeling you get when going that extra bit higher in the air. I personally would have more fun doing stalefish grabs all day off a big double up than doing small 5's or inverts on a small wake. i dont even have to do a trick ( spins and inverts) off a BIG wake to have fun. and thats what wakeboarding is about for me. the feeling you get when gliding across the water and flying through the air. half the time i will rid a full set and not do anything more than grabs and 180's on a big wake and just enjoy the feeling of wakeboarding.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:50 PM
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Given that none of us "need" what these new boats can do, I don't blame the OP for "wanting" a boat that can throw an enormous wake if he is going to drop that kind of dough.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:38 PM
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