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jklein

How to drive a boat for a wakeboarder

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jklein

I had posted some exerpts from an article written in the June 04 WBM on how to drive for a wakeboarder, to create the fewest rollers on your body of water and how to share the water with other boaters. I posted it on wakeworld.com last year, but I can't find it.

Since we may have some new members on here that are just getting started and may not know the ins/outs of how not to power turn and how to share the water, I wish I could find that information.

If anyone has it, please post... else I'll have to try and dig up the back issue.

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MARiley

i just try not to make big, fast, fun power turns when all loaded up. that seems to help a lot.

Edited by madchild

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Lakenut

Definatly no power turns to pick up downed riders UNLESS their safety is an issue. I get so sick of having nice water only to have someone drop their skier and whip their boat around sending out rollers. Heck, some people even do a power turn when their skier doesn't get up. Vomit.gif

And the other biggie (should be a no-brainer) The driver drives the boat. He/she is the driver, not the observer. I have seen way to many close calls because the driver wants to watch what is going on behind the boat.

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woody

As soon as the rider falls

1. chop the throttle

2. let the boat settle down in the water

2. then to back to pick up your rider

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Headhunter 2317

Stay on the gas!!!!!!!!!!! I do not like to experience my bodyweight x 5 on my shoulders because you wanted to slow down a little to cross a tiny wake....Me and the CFO had some good discussions about that when she was learning to drive. Now she'll fling me over some rollers in a heartbeat...I am learning to skip over them now....

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