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    Posted: 21 June 2005 at 11:57am
Well, Just got a wakeboard the other day. Needless to say, the first 2 days sucked.

At first I couldn't even stand up.

Now I can, and I can turn the board forward, but the board won't get abve the surface and my feet will drag under the water and I'll just fall down.

Anyone THAT CAN BOARD, got any tips?

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Ever snowboard?  I'd imagine it would be atleast slightly simliar.

To keep your feet above the water try to keep the front tip of the board angled up a little.


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Yes, I live in Michigan, of course I've snowboarded

I've read some tips from pros and they say put 60% of yoru weight on the front foot, which would angle the nose down...

I dunno, trial and error time I guess

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Oh, well than I have no idea heh.  But yeah, trial and error seems to be the best here.
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Ya, Sat I couldn't even get up, yesterday I could get up and level and straight, just couldn't STAY up... fun to have your arms pulled by a baot when you are face first in the water

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To first get up the nose of the board will be angled down, that's when you put the 60% of your weight on your front foot. After getting up and reaching top speeds you lean back, transferring the weight to the back of the board, giving you the effect of gliding accross the water.

You'll get the hang of it, saying it is way easier than doing it, it just takes practice.
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Sounds like you need the boat to be going faster.

Also even if you fall down, at all costs dont ever let go of the rope.

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Originally posted by Hades Hades wrote:

Also even if you fall down, at all costs dont ever let go of the rope.


Especially don't let go if you're going into the path of rocks. It's way better to just skip over them holding on to the rope than to let go and hit them.
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what kind of boat do you have pulling you?...chances are the boat isn't fast enough or doesn't have enough power to pull you

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Originally posted by :ShockeR_ratm: :ShockeR_ratm: wrote:

what kind of boat do you have pulling you?...chances are the boat isn't fast enough or doesn't have enough power to pull you

 
or that he has to much weight on his front foot.  
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17ft Four Winns... don't know what type I'll try and check before I go to work.

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I like waterskiing better myself.
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if u've got a boom try using tht to get the hang of actually standing and gliding across water tht shld help u for wen u get up, but whilst gettin up i just sit back and pretty much as soon as im gettin pulled i get into my front first position, or u cld try gliding across the water for a few seconds with the board horizontal then turning so the nose is pointin the boat.

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What are you guys talking about? You are supposed to let go of the rope.
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