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Old 05 August 2005, 07:52   #1
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hi having done water skiing for almost a year now , i might get a chance to try wakeboarding this afternoon , but truth is i dont really have any idea how to start and get up on it , any tips / instructions would be helpfull thanks
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Old 05 August 2005, 08:04   #2
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Well first of all you need to get into the water.....................

Seriously though just HAVE FUN - I am sure you will.............
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Ive only had a couple of shots of wakeboarding, but the found it easy enough to get up on my first attempt.

As with waterskiing, keep your knees tucked against your chest and your arms straight. Once the boat starts to move you will be pulled up the same way as skiing, the board will naturally turn side on once your up.

Thats pretty much it, after that its just a matter of keeping your balance.

Hope this helps, good luck!
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Decide whether you are regular or goofy.
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Decide whether you are regular or goofy.

i spose that means which way round you have your board??
or am i completly wrong
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Yeh, exactly that. Left or Right forward.
Hold the board horizontal in the water and let the boat pull you up. (With the board still sideways)
As you come up, put your weight either on the left or right foot (depending on which way round you decide you are) and that will pivot the board around.
It's pretty easy - much easier than pulling up on a mono.
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i found it difficult getting up , are you suppose to start completly sideways or start at a slight angle ???
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soz i didnt see your post there , when you say pivot do u mean with your front foot ?
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Start completly sideways.
You'll find you prefer left foot forward or right foot forward, most people ride left foot forward (regular)

Just stay tucked up with your knees on your chest untill the boat pulls you completly out of the water and then you'll find it straightens itself out once your up. Just keep your weight over the board while your coming up and don't lean back on the rope.

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thanks i think when i did it last i was leaning to far back on the rope , i'll try again!! lol
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