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Old 30 August 2007, 11:17   #1
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wake boarding on ribs

does anyone know if reinforced A frames are available for wakeboarding off. the standard ones are not strong enough and of the transom is too low for good boarding.
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Old 30 August 2007, 11:24   #2
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does anyone know if reinforced A frames are available for wakeboarding off. the standard ones are not strong enough and of the transom is too low for good boarding.
I wakeboard behind our Leeway 630 off the standard a-frame with no problems at all and I am 98kg!!! To be fair when I bought the boat (it's the number one) I specified to Lee that I wanted a frame strong enough to wakeboard behind and that is what he and his fabricator came up with. 2 years on and it's still perfect!

Two things I will say though:-

1. Unless you ballast the rib with bodies or water bags the wake is crap. The boat is simply too light and efficient.

2. The height of the eye (top of A frame) is too low to generate any real vertical pull on your jumps. Whilst this isn't noticeable when you are starting off it becomes more obvious as you improve and are looking for more height on your jumps. No obvious solution to this one other than put a tower on a rib!
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Old 30 August 2007, 11:31   #3
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Not sure if it helps, but i recently got one of these www.turboswing.nl. Have not tried it fully yet, but it is a good solution to towing in a rib and its easy to fit.

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Old 30 August 2007, 11:44   #4
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Not sure if it helps, but i recently got one of these www.turboswing.nl. Have not tried it fully yet, but it is a good solution to towing in a rib and its easy to fit.

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Not for wakeboarding as you want height but a good solution to the traditional rope bridle or a decent spotter for towing toys and skiers.
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Can't see the tow point on the Aframe but you can see it works


Not me though I just took the photo
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Is this any help to you? We found this works brilliantly, really easy to get out of the water.
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Is this any help to you? We found this works brilliantly, really easy to get out of the water.
600hp or A-frame
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think your strap line says it all really "time to fly"!!!
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