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Old 11 June 2008, 07:52   #11
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'I'd say Chichester would be good, I went swimming there the other day and it was pleasantly warm!. about 6 knots of tide though'

Could be an expensive day out ! Last man to be fined for exceeding the speed limit 8 kn was just over 1000!

Also speed limit is 10kn with 500 metres on seafront along Hayling Bay
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Old 11 June 2008, 09:35   #12
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Could be an expensive day out ! Last man to be fined for exceeding the speed limit 8 kn was just over 1000!

Also speed limit is 10kn with 500 metres on seafront along Hayling Bay
Oh yeah , forgot about that. when he gets better the entrance to Chichester could be fun though XD - If you're doing it at stokes bay have consideration for the sailors amongst us!!!
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Old 11 June 2008, 11:22   #13
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16-24, depends on the boat, how much trim you can achieve and at what point the froth cleans off the edge of your wake and actually creates a smooth edge
i would say especially for a beginer you should judge speed by the performance of the boarder rather than trying to pic a definate speed for many reasons - shape / style of board and weight of boarder whether going into chop or running with it.

Often the sucses of a skier / boarder has a lot to do with the driver in the early stages

Having taught skiing and boarding for many years i would say dont try for one definate speed when begining but try and just keep the board on the plane an no more.
As you get better as a boat driver you will find that you can steer the skier and keep them where you want to be. which is usefull if they do accidentally go outside the wake

Try and keep them within the wakes to begin with and virage betwwen them as waterstarts are probably the most tyring and will shorten any day if you have to do to many of them.

A top tip for skiers and boarders is allways look where you want to go - more often than not your body will go that way - this piece of advice seems to be of more use than most other long winded explinations.

And once there hooked tell them to get a nice Master Craft
Not as versatile as a rib but very nice boats imo
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Old 11 June 2008, 16:27   #14
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I would like to build on all the good advice given, i am by no means an excellent boarder but enjoy it with a passion, one method of teaching i have found very useful if your student is struggling is to sit them in the doughnut/inflatable ring with the wakeboard on and tow them up to speed, they will find it easy to then stand up and leave the doughnut behind which can be picked up after the tow.

Also, try this:

http://test.waketrix.com/view_clip.php?id=70
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Old 11 June 2008, 17:20   #15
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Old 12 June 2008, 05:29   #16
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