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Old 09 May 2003, 08:11   #1
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Do ski poles make much of a difference to water skiers? In comparison to attaching the rope from a hook? Obviously the angle of the ski rope is different. I'm wondering is it worth the trouble & expense of fitting a ski pole.
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Old 09 May 2003, 08:46   #2
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I've been sking for years and have used both methods, A ski pole is better as it keeps the ski rope out of the water when crossing the wake etc, If you ski all the time then i would add one to our boat but we only ski every now and then and we use normall eye hooks.

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Old 09 May 2003, 17:25   #3
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Yes, if you want to ski a lot - and the boat handling is the chalk/cheese scenario. The pole moves the turning circle futher into the boat, handling becomes simple. ?Do you ever see a tug towing from a bridle at the stern?
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Hi

Can't you use the dobble A-frame ??

Or will it breake, if you can use it, it would bring the rope out of the water.

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My 14 year old wake boards behind our RIB with the rope attached to the A frame. Works great and he hasn't broken it yet in spite of giving serious welly.
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thanks for the replies lads, i don't have an A-frame but thinking of getting one. Great pic - Geoff
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all they said until now is right ...if you ski alot then you need a pole
if not then dont get your self in extra expences....
if you plan to use A frame be sure to attach it well on the boat because there is a risk to destroy the GRP
if you plan to try wake board then the a frame is the ideal... better than the pole
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if you plan to try wake board then the a frame is the ideal... better than the pole
What makes an A Frame better than a ski pole for wakeboarding ? I would have though there would be no difference at all.

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Old 28 May 2003, 16:18   #9
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What makes an A Frame better than a ski pole for wakeboarding
Height!!
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The ski pole is lower down therefor the angle of the rope to the water is smaller. The bigger the angle the more upward pull you get, the more upward pull the easier it is to deep water start for beginners, and for advanced the more upward pull the more height you get on jumping wake to wake. For monoskiing you want to stick with a ski pole as you do not want upward pull although for beginners the deep water start will be easier from the a frame.
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Old 02 June 2003, 16:11   #12
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Expensive Ski Pole the A Frame !!!

Beware of using the A Frame !!!!!!!!

Unless it has been designed and braced for pulling ( and most have not !), think of your A Frame like a roof rack on a car ....and you wouldn't tow another car with your roof rack .. would you?!

Another useful way to think is that your transom is a big strong board being pushed by an engine and that the transom just happens to have a boat attached out front. Think about it !

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Height!!
fair play, I always thought ski poles and A frames were around the same height. We wakeboard off the standard transom bolt eye things, such an effort getting out the water.

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