The best part of tubing is hearing someone say to me, "You can't get me off the tube!" "Oh you haven't heard of a triple up whip have you?" I launched him so sky high
When I said get back on, he refused and crawled into the boat.
Tubing can sure be a hoot, especially with kids (Gotta tone it down), but wakeboarding is where it's at. We used a tube a lot for filming wakeboarding, by putting the tube just a couple of feet in front of the rider. Also worked great for coaching, and was my preferred method for teaching kids to wakeboard since I was only a couple feet away and could talk to them and jump off not leaving them in the water alone, while the boat came around.
A good crew always makes for a fun day on the water
"Widow Maker" With 800lbs of lead, 3 full water ballast tanks, plus crew, she threw one beautiful BIG wake, badly injured myself multiple times and a lot of my friends. I miss those days
But I don't miss the broken bones. Mostly it depends on what level you ride at. The better you get, the higher you fly, the harder you fall.
The blue handle/rope seen in this photo is now used in my inflatable to keep me in the boat over rough water.