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Old 04 January 2005, 14:08   #1
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Wakeboard Help

Im thinking about trying wakeboarding in the summer and have been offered a 2001 board by a freind who bought it to Kitesurf with but never managed to get on the water.

http://www.a-h-d.com/boards/index.wrd?s02|y01|r17|b46#

Im told it should be alright to use as a wake board but as someone who has never tried it before i wouldnt know. those bindings look like they could snap your ankles in a second!

Seen all the other posts on here about people trying around the solent. i can picture it now..... half a dozen people all learning on one day! boats around everywhere!! people in the water everywhere!

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Old 04 January 2005, 14:19   #2
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Its a directional board. Not really suitable for wakeboarding at all.

Moving around on the board to change your feet into the other set of bindings while being towed at 20mph.....everytime you want to cross the wake...i dont think its even possible.
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Old 04 January 2005, 15:11   #3
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Good point well made!

maybe ill get it for 50 quid and see if i cant get on the water with my kites instead.

Will have a look at the boat show and see whats about.

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Old 04 January 2005, 20:26   #4
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Howard,

I think wakeboarding started on boards of similar size and shape to that. If I remember correctly it was called scurfing or something. Anyway, it would be possible to use that board and might be quite fun to "surf" the wake, but to properly wakeboard you need a non-directional board as simmons says. You should be able to pick up a bargain at the boatshow. I got an ex demo Freemotion board at SIBS for 130 (with jobe bindings) and it was worth 380 (well, that what they told me anyway )

Hows the engine?

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Old 05 January 2005, 15:01   #5
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Thanks Tim,

You up for a bit of wake board teaching this sumer then?? dont know if ill be any god but never know if you dont try! i can land board with the kite heel side and toe side which took some practice with a large kite pulling you on your face!

think theres a few people who are interested around here and im interested to see im Zippy will cope with it.

Engine is as was at the moment. in bits at fareweathers workshop. waiting for parts and the boat show to finish. reckon it should be ready by late Jan

still. least it gives me time to get some electrical gismos at the boat show and fit the a frame as well!
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