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hunter77ah

With It or Against It?

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hunter77ah

Hey guys,

We ride in the river 99% of the time. It is always flowing and usually a bit windy.

I can tell the difference when I am going with or against the current, but haven't really been able to tell which is better? Should we try to compensate for the difference by changing the speed? We use a paddlewheel based system.

Any suggestions?

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Raimie

Surfing is better against current. Wave has more push. I cannot tell the difference wakeboarding. I keep the speed the same. Current is 8mph

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hunter77ah

Good to know! Thanks!

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Love2Ride

If you have a decent current, you will have to speed up when going WITH the current for wakeboarding. Likewise, you will probably have to slow down a touch going against the current. We ride the river down here in Columbus, and we deal with it quite a bit.

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REW

For wake boarding I have a harder time going into the wind than dealing with the river current (4-5 mph).

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Andrew63

We ski mainly in a river as well.

Use both paddle wheel & GPS speedo, barely notice the change between instruments maybe up to 3mph.

Some days the current is quite quick, it is a tidal river.

Haven't noticed any difference with or against when there is little or no wind, just slight speed adjustments.

When the wind picks up a little to make it uncomfortable footing, defiantly better WITH the wind to your back as the water is smoother than AGAINST the wind with the wind in your face

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Sixball

I can tell a difference with water temperature on a ski @ 36mph. I can compensate with adjustments. We do not have enough current to see anything for that. I also can tell a difference with head or tail wind. But then the wind is not often a big thing with us. If its very windy most of the time its not worth skiing. But we do get times its still worth some ski time with wind.

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Raimie

Hey guys,

We ride in the river 99% of the time It is always flowing and usually a bit windy.

I can tell the difference when I am going with or against the current, but haven't really been able to tell which is better? Should we try to compensate for the difference by changing the speed? We use a paddlewheel based system.

Any suggestions?

What river?

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hunter77ah

What river?

Maumee

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wakeparadise

If you have a decent current, you will have to speed up when going WITH the current for wakeboarding. Likewise, you will probably have to slow down a touch going against the current. We ride the river down here in Columbus, and we deal with it quite a bit.

Uhm, only if you're using a GPS to determine your speed. Paddlewheel is all relative to the water.

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