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Wake jump height

Discussion in 'Watersports' started by spatty99, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. spatty99

    spatty99 Jet Boat Addict

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    I'm curious as to the elevation people are able to get when jumping wake to wake.

    I am guessing I peak at about 4 feet up (2008 212X, typically w/ stock 750# ballast, about 4 passengers, riding 20 mph and 65' rope).

    Either I can still improve my technique or I'm starting to max out our relatively small wake.

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  2. buckbuck

    buckbuck Jetboaters Admiral

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    That is about the max we get also. We are just armatures playing around.
     
  3. spatty99

    spatty99 Jet Boat Addict

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    To answer my own question, I was definitely maxing out the wake (although I'm sure I have room for improvement in technique). Pic below is one of the first few jumps behind my new 2017 Moomba Helix. I would guess to be getting about double the height on jumps vs the 212X (below is with stock ballast at 75% and only 1 person in the boat).

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  4. Wisefam22

    Wisefam22 Jet Boat Lover

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    I've seen most people "jump" with knees bent into wake. One of my friends who wakeboard a lot said you want to be little stiffer and tall going into the wake and let it throw you.

    The little I tried it seemed to add extra air to my jump. I haven't boarded in few years, but he told me "you're doing it all wrong".
     
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  5. Jgorm

    Jgorm Jet Boat Addict

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    Hit the double up.
     
  6. J-RAD

    J-RAD Jet Boat Junkie

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    I found this video recently that had some tips I'm hoping will help me improve my launch off the wake. Basically confirming what was stated by @Wisefam22.

     
  7. Jgorm

    Jgorm Jet Boat Addict

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    Technique is huge. My cousins came to ride in a 18 Bayliner and we're nailing 540s 5'up.
     
  8. COtoFLsurf

    COtoFLsurf Well-Known Member

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    Hey Spatty, congratulations on the new ride. As Jgorm suggests, it's 90% technique and so many little things go into getting big air: approach angle/speed, timing, pop/weighting, body position, not to mention board design. Guessing the video above has a ton of constructive pointers, and as an Orlando guy you are surrounded by world-class riders/instructors that could help raise your game substantially in only a few sessions (i.e., www.freedomwakepark.com), plus it is FUN and you meet some great riders.
     

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