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Old 02-23-2005, 08:07 PM
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Line length

So on the thread about the trim tabs on the newer boats I saw mention that someone was using 77' of line. http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=1807

I usually wakeboard at 22' off on a standard slalom line at about 18-20 mph on my 1984 as that seems like the spot where the wake is nice and big and not to flat and spread out. But I'm now curious as to what others do, especially on the older boats. I don't have any extra ballast in my boat (no room with all the skis and wakeboards!)
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:11 PM
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I would think thats about the right spot to find a bump.
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:33 PM
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I trick a little slower but use the same line length.
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Probably opening myself up for a flaming w/ so many skiers on here, but what length is a standard ski line? A lot of newer boarders ride between 55-65'. Also, in wakeboarding, one of the most important pcs of equipment is a non stretch rope. A standard rope allows stretch and this will not allow you to load the line. Once you release from the wake, all of your line tension will pull you off axis, and/or not allow you to use your line tension for maximum pop. I realize that many ppl do not want to buy a separate $100 rope for wakeboarding, but thought I would share some info.
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Old 02-24-2005, 06:16 PM
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Probably opening myself up for a flaming w/ so many skiers on here, but what length is a standard ski line? A lot of newer boarders ride between 55-65'. Also, in wakeboarding, one of the most important pcs of equipment is a non stretch rope. A standard rope allows stretch and this will not allow you to load the line. Once you release from the wake, all of your line tension will pull you off axis, and/or not allow you to use your line tension for maximum pop. I realize that many ppl do not want to buy a separate $100 rope for wakeboarding, but thought I would share some info.
WHAT!!!! YOU DON'T KNOW????

Just kidding, a standard length ski rope is 75 feet. When people refer to the "off," you simply subtract 22 off from 75 feet to get 53 feet, etc.
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Old 02-24-2005, 07:09 PM
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Huh? Special wakeboarding rope? I just figured that was a marketing gimmick and was using my nice slalom line... Of course I can't really wakeboard to save my life (I need to pick up a book or video or something) so at the very least you've now given me an excuse (it's the wrong rope, man! )
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Scott, You NEED a diff line for boarding..period. You will notice a difference right away. You're losing a lot when you cut to the wake with that stretch line. You want no stretch. I board at 21.7 mph, with 1100 lbs of ballast and usually at 60' - 70'
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Old 03-02-2005, 12:19 PM
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I've got to get a new slalom rope this year so I guess I'll buy a wake board rope at the same time. I'm now very curious to see the difference. Just looked and can't believe how expensive some of them are. I'm a bit concerned that the take-off loops aren't going to be in the right place for my boat since the wake is pretty crappy at 70' out at 18mph. Even with the big motor, my boat throws a tiny wake (but lots of spray).

Do most of you out there use one handle and switch ropes or do you just have 2 sets of everything?
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I have a seperate line and handle for boarding. Usually the handle is a bit wider.
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