Originally Posted by jdog
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!