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Old 08 August 2005, 07:42   #11
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Try putting a bit more weight on the back foot to straighten the board when you're on the way up
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Old 09 August 2005, 11:40   #12
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Wakeboard or Waterskis

Does anyone have a cheap Wakeboard (with bindings) or Waterski's for sale. My otherhalf wants to try Wakeboarding and my Dad wants to try waterskiing. So rather than spend loads now on new stuff thought I'd ask here first, also keeping an eye on a few on EBAY. So if you fancy a laugh they will be trying to do this one way or the other weekend of the 19th off East Witterings!!!
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Wakeboarding can hurt if you get it wrong

http://www.big-boys.com/articles/waterskiface.html
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Old 10 August 2005, 06:31   #14
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Nauti Boy, i have a starter board with sandal bindings that i would sell for 40 if you could collect from the midlands...

Could possibly sell a wakeboard rope and handle with it if you need those too.

Drop me a pm if your interested.

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i manged to get up on the wakeboord ! thanks for all the help and advise!

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Nice one!

You might of heard enough tips, but one of the main differences between wakeboarding and skiing is when your wakeboarding you pull the handle in close to your front hip. (Skiing - arms straight out)

It'll help you to keep your weight over the board, not on the rope and make it easier to hold the handle with 2 hands and bend both legs.

Keep at it!
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Old 11 August 2005, 06:14   #17
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Nice one hannah, you can teach me and my mate now -
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lol i cant teach yet , i can only just wakeboard , but im workin on it , should be out on it again tomo and sunday if weather is good
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Nice one, wake boarding is way cooler than skiing. Next trick is to get outside the wake and pratice getting through it. You'll be airborne before you know it!!

On a serious note, have you checked your insurance cover for towing? I found my policy only had tick boxes for "water-skiing" or "toys" and had to specify wakeboarding as an "Other activity" to get cover for it. Bit odd as round here you see more wakeboarders than skiers!
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insurance ? best ask my dad (mike100)on that one , i didnt even know you needed some sort of insurance
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