Originally Posted by jon_95
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