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DRAGONFLYPRINCESS

Best video to help teach son to wakeboard

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DRAGONFLYPRINCESS

Hi everyone. I have been looking into differant videos to buy to help teach my boys to wakeboard. I'm finiding alot of differant types but, having not seen any myself I don't know which ones would be best as far as actual footage of deep water starts, getting up staying up and explaining techniques ect... If anyone has any feed back I'd really appreciate it. Thanks~ Biggrin.gif

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stewart

After watching a few of them, WakeTrix seemed to offer the most. It is narrated by Darin Shapiro and shot at his wakeboard camp Ride the Spot. The DVD is also interactive.

Here is a link: http://www.wakeside.com/page/W/PROD/waketrix_video_dvd

and here:

http://www.gravityexchange.com/outdoorgear...eboard-DVD.html

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DRAGONFLYPRINCESS

Thanks for the info I will check it out. Yahoo.gif Several people also recommended the detention 1&2 video. What do you think?

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zzbutler

"The Book"

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wakesonthesnake

I second "The Book." It is very thorough in explaining every aspect of wakeboarding. If you do not want to buy the whole set you can buy the first couple which should last at least a year. They have a good website to showcase their product, don't remember what it is though.

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WakeAndSno

1 word: WakeTrix.

JZ

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shpower
"The Book"

I hope you meant a dictionary

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TOAST

We've watched 'Detention' and 'The Book'. They both cover the basics. My kids enjoyed Detention more. It got them more excited to go out, more entertaining, and they retained much of the information out on the boat.

'The Book' is very thorough, and I'm learning a lot from it, but it has a hard time keeping the kids' (11-17) attention.

Never, seen WakeTrix, though I'd like to give it a look.

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Peacock

I got Waketrix for Xmas...very thorough and easy to understand. I recommend it.

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woody

I second Detention. it's rather humorous, and has good basic instructions.

It's a classic now!

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Beaver

Before I read any of the posts here, I was also thinking Detention also because it´s for kids. After they get into it themselves, then they can watch the book. To get them stoked and to get them interested, get Detention!

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DRAGONFLYPRINCESS
Yahoo.gif Thank you all for the great feed back. I think we will give them all a look over. Hopefully, he'll be able to impress you all at the wow in August.(he is only 6.) I know I don't have to do anything to get him excited if he just looks at his board he starts jones on us. I was pulling him around the house on his wakeboard just this evening:LOL: Thanks again everyone. Biggrin.gif

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aneal000

Detention is a few years old now, but very good. Vol. 1 covers the basics and Vol. 2 makes you realize how bad you suck.

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DRAGONFLYPRINCESS
Detention is a few years old now, but very good. Vol. 1 covers the basics and Vol. 2 makes you realize how bad you suck.

Cry.gif G-R-E-A-T. Just when I thought I might be gettin good. :lol:

O.k. I'm confused Help.gif I checked out "The Book" and there where two videos. The foundation and Getting started. Do I need to get both? Are the two just same? Help :Doh:

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WakeGirl

Another good one is Higher Education, although it's the same deal - a "beginner trick" is a backroll & Tantrum. Crazy.gif

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zzbutler

The Book is five dvd's total. You can buy the whole set or seperate. I bought the set but I haven't got past the second one.

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NvBoarder

Detention 1 & 2 are great. but they show the tricks kinda quick.

The Book as said above is a five disc DVD set and goes into detail about how to do tricks. They break it down to the basics and gradually get you to the full trick.

I Own both and personally like The Book better for the instructional part of it. Be warned if you get The Book the next thing your son will be asking for is a trampoling with a wakeboard handle coming off a pole so he can practice his tricks outside of the water.

Good luck and will see ya on the water.

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djustice

We have the book and I think it is a great tool for learning, breaks everything down and shows the required progressions for each trick. I cant comment on the others people have mentiond because I havnt watched them, but I will agree that the book isnt an exciting video to watch, reminds me of a textbook in school, not very exciting but if you do what the tell you to do, you will progress in the sport.

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