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Thread: Setting up Boat for W/B
04-12-2014, 10:59 PM #11
Def need correct prop to run lots of weight. I run the 1433. Boat does great getting out of the hole. It drinks alot more gas though.
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2017 SUPRA SA450
04-13-2014, 09:11 AM #12
Setting up Boat for W/B
I've been boarding since the wakeboards were called skurf boards
Haha. Me too. Started out on an obrien shredder. Couple old riders.
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04-13-2014, 12:50 PM #13
I have been looking at getting a few old boards that I used to ride just to keep around the house as decorations and maybe get out on once a year for fun. I have also been waiting to find some old wooden skis too. I remember the first time I ever got up on a wakeboard and the first time I ever got up on skis, its amazing how just thinking about that brings back feelings.
04-14-2014, 11:43 AM #14
I remember the first time I rode a wakeboard and rode down the wake. It was such a different feeling from skiing, I described it as "going downhill on water". Very memorable.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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P5 Danielo Diamond 58"
04-14-2014, 12:13 PM #15
Dude, we are in the same boat! we are the same age, and I remember getting that HO board with the strap bindings... unfortunately I went in the AF and started globe trotting, but now that i am back in my home state, with Lakes near by, I want to get back in the game...
I would like to just be able to get some good air, and clear wake to wake both sides comfortably. once I can get that, I will set higer goals! But yeah, I totally understand the faceplants and wind knocked out of you... barely being able to crawl back on the swim plateform... lol ... good times...B.J. Reed
2006 Moomba OBV
04-14-2014, 12:23 PM #16
I have been doing good on the wake to wake stuff. I can launch off the wake on my heal side but toe side scares the hell out of me. I always feel like I'm going to faceplant going that direction. I am basically a one trick wonder out there, heel side grabs are my specialty. I feel like a chump. I can poke out a really nice tail grab though, so at least I look good doing the one trick I know.
I got a Slingshot Hooke a few years ago and have been riding it. That board has a very sharp snowboard type edge on it so I am not that comfortable riding it. Just last winter I got a good deal off of EVO on a Ronix ONE. I rode a friend of mines last summer and it was way faster than the hook. I really liked it. The rail is rounded too so I feel like I have more forgiveness.
I'm hoping I will have more confidence this year and be able to land some stuff. I also look at it like this, I will never have the opportunity to be in peak shape again. Meaning every day I get older and it takes longer to recover. If I want to pull some of this stuff off I need to do it sooner rather than later. Its kind of depressing.