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Old 06-05-2008, 07:37 PM
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Need some advice on Wakesurfing

Is it a total waste of time and money to try and wakesurf behind my 190? I know I don't have a monster wake (nor do I want to add ballast) but can it be done for fun? Just want to know before I buy a wakesurfer and figure it out the hard way.

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:26 PM
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After doing this last weekend for the first time myself, I would say probably not if you want to be cool like the younguns that inspired me..pictures to follow

I have learned these guys like a lot of ballast on the side they are waking on, and the good ones let the rope go and surf a long way unlike me..the wake is much larger than that of a 190

But hey why not give it a try and it could be great,

When I was years younger we were always facinated and challenged by how close to the transom we could get without getting maimed, glad this idea is back in vogue.......
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:45 PM
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Wakesurf-190

We surf behind our 190. Yes best with some weight, but it can be done without. Usually will fill two 250# sacs and place them in the rear corner, on the side he surfs on. Not like behind an Xstar, but a lot of fun. His longest has been over half and hour, then it was over and it was my fault....
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:50 PM
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:20 PM
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What kind of board do any of you recommend for a good all around one?
What speed and rope length do you start with?
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:22 PM
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We have wakesurfed behind our PS 205. We just get the rope length right, put 2-3 people in the rear corner of the boat that the surfer wants to surf on and go about 8-10 mph. I usually stand to drive because of the bow rise with this combination, but it works.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:24 AM
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wat board?

Find yourself an older Hyperlite...5'-6". If you get one of the newer ones which are shorter you wont have any fun, your wave will be too small. Rope length, about 12' behind the boat. Speed...10 - 12. Good luck, and more importantly....have fun.
There are a lot of vidios to see how to do it. Just remember....lean forward..not backwards like in the ocean.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:31 AM
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We have an IS Yellow Loogey that we use for surfing.

One of my boys only weighs 75 lbs after being dipped in the water. Every time he comes down the wake he sinks the nose of the board. He doesn't appear to be riding the front too much but can't seem to keep the nose up. Any adivce?
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:46 AM
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I've seen old school photos from way back before wakeboarding surfing was "invented" of people using true surf boards longboard behind ski boats......yup ancient wooden boats surfing fine... for a new school tiny 4'4" board may not be enough wake, but if there's enough people/ballast in the riders corner then the wake'll be fine for almost anything.
Rope - there's short wakesurf ropes without handles so you don't kill anyone when throwing it back into the boat, but I learn with 25' length an old tubing line with a bunch of large knots tied in it every foot for the last fifteen feet, that way you have something to hold onto irrespective of what length you really need.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:48 AM
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We have an IS Yellow Loogey that we use for surfing.

One of my boys only weighs 75 lbs after being dipped in the water. Every time he comes down the wake he sinks the nose of the board. He doesn't appear to be riding the front too much but can't seem to keep the nose up. Any adivce?
Answer to that is he needs way more weight on the back foot when coming down wake, leave feet where they are but he's gotta be more aggressive with the board........
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