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Old 02-25-2008, 10:18 PM
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You don't need a big wake

saw this posted on WW. love the video, proves you dont need a monster wake to a be good wakeboarder. you need skills!!

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Old 02-25-2008, 10:39 PM
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That's damn cool, and (if you add in some chop) is probably more like what most of the world boards behind.

That board kind of reminds me of my first. A Connelly (before they called it CWB) Razor. Directional with one big a$$ fin. Still have it and hope to make a bench or something someday...
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:48 PM
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Not trying to namedrop here, but when I was in college, (early 90's) I lived three apartments down from Scott Byerly, Eric 'Gator" Lutgert, and Cobe Mickacich. We lived on this tiny lake in Orlando called Lake Shoal. I remember Gator having a 1993 Stars and Stripes Ann. Edition that the guys all used to ride behind. I even pulled Scott Byerly with my boat at the time (1988 Prostar 190) My point inthis little rant is that I agree with the video, you don't need a huge wake to do tricks. These guys did it with "ski boats" !!
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:07 AM
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This video should put to rest some of the criticisms about not being able to do decent wakeboarding tricks behind a direct drive, non ballasted boat. Slalom skiing behind a v-drive is the pits because no matter what you do, you can't get a good flat wake. But unless you are a pro wakeboarder, you can still have a pretty good time wakeboarding behind a direct drive with a tower on it.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:50 AM
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agreed, we've been riding in our Mari DD with no ballast and have friends throwing numerous inverts and huge Raley variations with no ballast. All about practice!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:57 AM
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I haven't blamed it on a small wake...publicly, but I'll tell you I feel pretty bad now. Thanks for bursting my bubble.

OK...OK, I'll try to use this as positive motivation.
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Old 02-26-2008, 05:43 AM
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I only need the big wake to get my fat a^^ in the air.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:57 AM
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So they are saying "It's not the size of your wake, but how you use it"?
Lots of power is good, more is better, too much is just right.

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Old 02-26-2008, 10:40 AM
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Also notice lack of speed control, how many of us would ream the driver a new one if we kept having to get the speed adjusted during the ride. I know it drives me nuts.

Many good boarders can flip off the trough, or some in the flats... And, think of how quickly these guys could pull him again, no rollers to wait for.
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