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Old 08-25-2016, 04:43 PM
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Trick Ski Wake

Hey guys. Looking for tips on cleaning up the wakes on my 98 Prostar for really slow trick speeds. The wakes are fine at 16+ but at 15-16mph it's very washy. I've added some weight under the observer's seat for when there's only a captain in the boat. Would I add more weight to the front, center, or rear of boat to clean the wakes up more?

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Old 08-25-2016, 04:54 PM
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I would think that you'd want the wake to mimic a current Class C capable boat. Do you have access to such a boat? If so, I would trick behind that boat and then play with the weighting on your boat to try to match up best you can.
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:46 PM
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Have you played with line lengths?
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:38 PM
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Have you played with line lengths?
Assuming he's not using a comp trick rope/handle, that might be an option. But if he's doing comp style trick skiing, his rope length is set and not adjustable.
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:20 PM
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Every trick mainline I've seen has sections.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:31 PM
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I must be weird. Just a recreational trick skier, but I use combos every weekend. I started off at 19 MPH and now I tell the the wife to keep it between 20 and 21. I'm going to get some videos before the summer is over.

Edit: I use a wake board rope at 60 feet
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:00 PM
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It's been 2 decades since I tricked in a tournament but we could supply our own line and any length we wanted back then. For kicks I just scanned the AWSA USASKI rule book and could not find anything on trick rope length
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Tommurtha most people adjust the rope based on the wake for best peak or table.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:06 PM
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Tommurtha most people adjust the rope based on the wake for best peak or table.
my comment was too slalomjunkie who implied the rope length was fixed and specified.

I did not believe it was or for sure wasn't in my day
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:21 AM
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Not sure what line you're using but it it's a slalom line, try at 28-32off and approx 17mph

15 is too slow unless you weigh <120lb! and the wake will be washy no matter what you try.

for ref IWSF rules
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10.05: Ski Lines for the Trick Event

The contestant must furnish his own line and handle for the Trick event of any length and of any dimensions or material.
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