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Old 11-01-2006, 07:09 PM
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Help learning to wakeskate

I won a CWB wakeskate at the Southern Reunion and want to learn to ride it, but have NO clue how to do it.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? speed, wake size, how to start, etc, etc.
thanks guys
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:21 PM
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http://www.wakeworld.com/Tricklist/TrickTip013.asp

basically there are a few ways. you can sit on a dock with it under your feet, and get pulled onto it.

You can lay in the water with your heels on the skate, and be pulled up onto it.

or you can sink the board under your feet and hold it there, say hit it, and then as the boat goes get the other hand onto the handle.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:23 PM
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thanks 88 PS190!
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:27 PM
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I learned using the second method in the wakeworld post. If you can wakeboard then starting on the wakeskate is easy.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:32 PM
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guess I need to get a sky pole and add some weight in the back...
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:42 PM
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Skating is a blast. I do much the same as the wakeboard but turn faster. Rope in one hand and board in the other holding it against your feet. The driver can idle in gear which will put pressure on the board. Let go of the board both hands on the rope knees bent, arse to heels as you rise spin naturally. Takes very little speed to get up and you should probably settle in the 15-17 MPH range. Butterslides and fun are just ahead. If it is hard on the skate you can use your wakeboard w/o fins and bindings but some sex wax for grip. This is fun as well!
Just have fun, no skylon or huge wake is needed!
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:50 PM
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sweet man. glad I dont need a skylon! i was hurtin thinking about putting one my PS190.
thanks hoosier!!!
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:23 PM
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Sit and stradle it. Put your legs out front and have the driver bring you up to about 20 mph. Lean and get out side of the wake...once there...nod your head and have them bring it up to 42mph. Relax and put your feet in the water and stay in the seated position. Don't move and the skate will come out from underneath you. Now you are rocking!
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:24 PM
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haha, I was thinking about that Tex!
but I have a boom, to learn to barefoot on
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Old 11-02-2006, 07:49 AM
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I only wakeskate, so I end up teaching quite a few people. I use Method 2 listed above to teach beginners. The first method is not that hard if you have dock access, but I find that most people fall over the front when trying this. Once you are comfortable, I suggest method 3, as I find it a more relaxed position. You can also start learning the running dock starts with the board in one hand/rope in other. Let us know how it goes, and if you have any other questions.
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