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MalibuBuzz

Wakeskate or Wakesurf?

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MalibuBuzz

Can someone explain what the difference between a wakeskate and a wakesurf board is? Which is recommended for the beginner? Also what brand is best for the beginner?

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SacRiverRat

What does the beginner want to do?... wakesurf or wakeskate? Dontknow.gif

Wakesurfing is.. ah.. surfing on the wake

Wakeskating is pretty much wakeboarding w/out bindings (simply speaking).. like skateboarding

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sheeprides

Wakeskating - riding the wake at a similar distance as wakeboarding. Skateboard type feel.

Wakesurfing - riding a weight induced wake at a close proximity. Slower speed. Surfing feel.

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Brad B

wakeskating - long rope (60ft plus), speed 16-23 mph

wakesurfing - no rope, speed 9-13 mph, passengers in the boat close enuff to heckle rider and provide beer bong

Recommend all watersports for beginner - you just never know what their niche is - slalom, wakeboard, wakeskate, wakesurf

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jetskipro550
Can someone explain what the difference between a wakeskate and a wakesurf board is? Which is recommended for the beginner? Also what brand is best for the beginner?

Just to add to this question, I bought a new Malibu, and I was wondering thats the difference between and dd and a vd? Crazy.gif J/k TNN WVLX :) You already have your answer to your question of the difference, but as for which board/brand? For wakeskate I would look at something cheap cause IMO they are all pretty much the same unless your really good at it. They can be found new for under $100. Surf boards depending on your average rider size (weight) and your wake size (shouldn't be a problem with an 07 VLX). Liquid Force, Phase 5, Hyperlite, etc... all make good boards just get one that fits you and your family. I would also recommend getting a wakesurf specific rope. They aren't very expensive and they are about 15' long with a very small handle so your arms/legs/head don't get caught in it if you fall.

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