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Old 07-07-2006, 10:53 PM
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HELP! I can't let go!!!

I have a 4'6" LF wakesurf, a Maristar 210 with 600 lbs of ballast and I cannot let go of the rope while wakesurfing. I am stumped, what is my problem?

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Old 07-07-2006, 11:25 PM
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To surf without the rope - you need to lean forward and put weight on your front foot. It's very different than skiing - and if you ski a lot it will feel strange. Also, try to find the "'pocket" - I find it's where the wake curls but before it washes out. It's fairly close to the boat, only a few feet away from the swim platform. On my X-9 with stock ballast, I can ride without the rope and also switch from one side of the wake to the other. Practice makes perfect...
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:00 AM
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Good tips, I intend to give this a try soon myself.
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I have a 4'6" LF wakesurf, a Maristar 210 with 600 lbs of ballast and I cannot let go of the rope while wakesurfing. I am stumped, what is my problem?

Thanks - Steve
Steve ... I think that the board is too small (for starters) ... when I tried to learn on a small board I had a terrible time, just not enough surface area ... I was trying on a hyperlite broadcast with little success, but when I tried on the hyperlite Landlock at 220# it was a lot easier. Also, with your 600# of ballast do you have the center and the rear on that side filled ... might try a fat sack in the middle to make the boat ride deeper, and also, if you can turn the boat slightly it will make the wake curl a bit better as you learn, just a slight turn will do ... it took me a weekend to be able to let go ... good luck man!
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:11 PM
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To surf without the rope - you need to lean forward and put weight on your front foot. It's very different than skiing - and if you ski a lot it will feel strange. Also, try to find the "'pocket" - I find it's where the wake curls but before it washes out. It's fairly close to the boat, only a few feet away from the swim platform. On my X-9 with stock ballast, I can ride without the rope and also switch from one side of the wake to the other. Practice makes perfect...
hey wiltok, i have an x9 also and i cant let go of the rope either. what board are you riding and how fast are you going. thanks.
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:13 PM
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Hey Steve, Leave the Clinchers in the boat! You should not need them for Wake Surfing!
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:32 PM
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Tried it today. Ballast over the ski locker, stationed forward on the board and leaning into it.........

































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Tried for 45 minutes. Can't find the sweet spot. Going 9 mph is that right?

I'm going to go do something on the pontoon I know how to.....

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Old 07-08-2006, 07:16 PM
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Shouldn't big boys like us be on 60"+ and even 5'6"?
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:34 PM
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hey wiltok, i have an x9 also and i cant let go of the rope either. what board are you riding and how fast are you going. thanks.
I'm using a HyperLite Landlock and going 9.8 mph.
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