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Old 12 November 2004, 06:53   #11
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This looks cheep to me but I know nothing about Wake Boards!

http://www.towsure.com/default.asp?d=55&t=362&p=0&op=

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Old 12 November 2004, 06:57   #12
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After now having used one I would be very careful of getting one without trying on the boot bindings.

On the board we had there was not as much adjustment as you would get in a pair of Ski bindings. I was looking at boards on Ebay myself but now will probably go to the local shop and try several on before I part with the folding stuff.
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Old 12 November 2004, 06:59   #13
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This looks cheep to me but I know nothing about Wake Boards!
http://www.towsure.com/default.asp?d=55&t=362&p=0&op=
Out of stock till 2004
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Old 12 November 2004, 07:25   #14
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I got a ex demo freemotion baord from the soton boat show for 130 (worth 380). The bindings were tight to say the least but a bit of alteration and a hefty squirt of washing up liquid solves the problem! The ebst bindings to get are ones with some adjustment i.e. snowboard style ratchet thingies or laces.

See if you can get an ex demo one or something. Mine was from Craig Cohoon (http://www.craigcohoon.co.uk/).

I have a picture of me wakeboarding somewhere, now where is it....

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Old 12 November 2004, 07:39   #15
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There is a watersports section at LBS 2005. They usually have some good beginner package deals. I'm planning on picking one up there.

Be sure to get a "no-stretch" rope!!
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Old 12 November 2004, 09:31   #16
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I also bought free motion board from Craig Cahoon at SBS.
Boot bindings are well worth the money.
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Old 12 November 2004, 09:34   #17
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This looks cheep to me but I know nothing about Wake Boards!

http://www.towsure.com/default.asp?d=55&t=362&p=0&op=

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Ive this board in the shops, its far to narrow, and the edges are much to thick. The bindings are awful, well you get the idea, you get what you pay for.
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Wakeboarding

I agrree about the boat size we did most of our skiing and wakeboarding behind a searider with a 50 Merc and an Avon 4.7 with a 60 merc both were great and all of us learned a lot . I think you learn how to get up better behind a small engine as you need to do it right ! In our Ribcraft the power just yanks you out however bad you are! Washing up liquid is fine but make sure you keep it off the drivers hands and the steering wheel as it does not was off so well in salt water anywhere near as well as fresh . My 14 y/o managed to spray it all over the place and we were all slipping and sliding around despite gallons of water to rinse it !
Another great toy is the kneeboard which needs even less power but still great fun . The ultimate is 2 kneeboards side by side' Clash of the Titans' etc !
Have fun .
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Old 25 November 2004, 14:03   #19
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Having a high pivot point ie A frame will lift you out of the water a lot quicker and get you in the air when popping off the wake. Attaching the line to the transom will pull you down which kind of defeats the object of the exercise, OK for learning but the frame makes all the difference.

I learnt to board on a Jobe wakeboard which was great, it's definitely best to go and try the bindings before buying as the snug fit is very important.

A little tip is to put a couple of 25ltr water containers in the rear of the boat which will give a bigger trough/ better wake or leave the bung out for a while and flood the hull, (this only works on self draining hulls...see your manufacturer) and then put the bung in when you've taken on loads of water, also when the boarder is up on the wake try trimming up.
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Old 25 November 2004, 14:49   #20
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we have done one season of boarding bindings bought separately to use with dry suits up to size 10 bought 3 pair as offer prise as discontinued moel 50 quid think i can still get more
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