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Wakeboard vs wakesurf

Discussion in 'Watersports' started by Jgorm, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Jgorm

    Jgorm Jet Boat Addict

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    Yeah. My old rope was a bit too close because i was landing in the flats. I bought some uhmwpe cord, 2200lb test to get back a few more feet.
     
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  2. 2kwik4u

    2kwik4u Jet Boat Junkie

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    I read that as 220lb test the first 3 times I looked at it. Had a long reply on "GET STRONGER ROPE"......then realized it's 2200lb test.

    I'll go back three spaces on the game board as a penalty :D :D
     
  3. Jgorm

    Jgorm Jet Boat Addict

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  4. 2kwik4u

    2kwik4u Jet Boat Junkie

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    Thats some cool stuff. Never made my own wake rope before, but this might happen for me.

    Was out on Sunday riding and realized I need about 3-4ft shorter rope. I'm just after the "clean" break on the wake when riding. I also ahd two extra people on board than normal so the wake was a little larger than normal. It's amazing what ~350lbs in the rear seats did to change the shape of the wake (and the handling/response of the boat).

    On the same topic of ballast......Has anyone with a 190 tried the 19ft swim platform bag? Just curious if the non-SC motor has enough grunt to even get to speed. While emptying the ski locker of water the other day (see other thread for detail on that crap), I spent 10-15min at ~11mph. The wave behind the boat looked huge. Wasn't shaped real great, but it looked decently sized. I'm curious if you could surf with a single non-sc boat. Hull shape are the same, so I would think if the non-sc motor has the power, and the pump has the traction, I should be able to surf right? I'd love to try, but not sure I want to be $1k deep into something that might not work at all.
     
  5. Cambo

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  6. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    I still think there are few things in live more thrilling than ropeless surfing (in particular - behind your own boat!) but wakeboarding is a great form of exercise!
    It's a great workout, like rowing but - on steroids, and it makes you use muscles you didn't even know you had!
    At least that's how I feel, after a couple of runs pulling my phat butt across water.

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  7. 2kwik4u

    2kwik4u Jet Boat Junkie

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    If anyone is interested, there's a Q&A with Parks Bonifay in the latest issue of Boating Magazine. I'll see if I can grab a screen shot and post it if anyone is interested.
     

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