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Anybody Want To Learn How To Wakeboard?

Mar 6, 2008
With the surging popularity of wakeboarding more and more people are going out behind their boat and giving it a try. Unless you have skateboarded, kite boarded, surfed, snowboarded, wind surfed or water skied before you may find it quite difficult. There is more to learning how to wakeboard than just watching it on television and dragging yourself behind a boat.

You may have a lot of guts and may even yearn endlessly to learn how to wakeboard, but if you want to avoid the painful trial and error approach to learning you should seek out some tips on how to wakeboard. This will take you through the paces of donning on the gear to placing your feet in the bindings and holding the rope behind the boat.

First off, there is the need to assess your own level of expertise which obviously in the beginning would be close to zero, and that would mean using short ropes as well as slow boats will come in handy.

With shorter ropes and a slower boat you won't have any problem adjusting to the type of physical requirements that you must deal with. You may also find that your body is very sore the day after trying wakeboarding.

The best way to learn how to wakeboard is to start slowly taking a single step at a time which will prove safer and surer than trying to become an expert in one go, and thus end up with broken bones in the bargain. Try just jumping the wake first before you try to flip over it.

Another important piece of equipment that you must always have on when you start to learn how to wakeboard is a life jacket. You must never be without a life jacket because it will prevent you from drowning should a wave suddenly strike you down, or when you lose your balance and are dunked into the water.

If you haven't ever participated in water sports water can be like hitting concrete if you are going fast enough. If you hit your head hard enough and are knocked out, without a life jacket you will drown. A life jacket will also make you more visible to other boats in the water so you don't get run over. A helmet may not be a bad idea either.

How To Get Up On A Wakeboard

To get up on a wakeboard you need to have the board perpendicular to the boat, unlike waterskiing where your ski(s) are facing the boat. As the boat pulls forward hang on to the rope with a little bit of a bend in your elbow. Literally let the boat pull you out of the water.

As it pulls you up straighten the board bend your knees slightly and you are on your way. You will probably fall a few times, but that is part of learning how to do anything. After a few falls I think that you will get it. Just don't give up because you are frustrated.
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