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DK 08 mobius lsv
05-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Im riding a 2010 Hyperlite Premier behind a 08 mobius lsv

Ive been riding for a few years not but really started getting into it last year. Im working on clearing the wake. What rope length are you guys using?

Thanks

SEARK
05-14-2010, 11:34 AM
I ride @ 70 feet @ 23 mph.

Razzman
05-14-2010, 11:37 AM
It can vary by boat, speed, wake size and shape rider skill and of course preference. I've had riders that prefer 65', 70' and 75'. There is no set length.

Ian Brantford
05-14-2010, 12:05 PM
There will be a sweet spot, varying by boat type, ballast and speed, where the wake is still somewhat narrow but fully-formed. Too long and the wake is wider. Too short and the wake is not fully-formed. In my XLV (with anything over 1500 lbs of ballast), it's around 65' of rope.

madriding1
05-14-2010, 12:22 PM
73 ft. 22.8 MPH full ballast.

jbheuerman
05-14-2010, 12:23 PM
If you are just starting to learn to clear the wake, I would suggest 60'-65' and back the boat down to about 20-21mph. This will help in that you don't have a large distance to jump, and your not traveling too fast. Once you feel comfortable with that, the length is up to you. I ride at 70' at 24mph with my XLV...all boats vary a bit with weight and size. Its all about practice and what you feel comfortable with. Good luck!

saskie99
05-14-2010, 12:30 PM
the shorter the rope the easier it will be to learn how to go wake to wake. Dont try with a long line as you will have to cut harder, which will make you go faster which will be harder to control once you are in the air. Start will a short rope no ballast learn how to edge properly, how to pop off a smaller wake and how to control yourself in the air and land properly before you start to go big. As you get more comfortable increase boat speed, rope length and how hard you edge.

maxpower220
05-14-2010, 08:23 PM
the shorter the rope the easier it will be to learn how to go wake to wake. Dont try with a long line as you will have to cut harder, which will make you go faster which will be harder to control once you are in the air. Start will a short rope no ballast learn how to edge properly, how to pop off a smaller wake and how to control yourself in the air and land properly before you start to go big. As you get more comfortable increase boat speed, rope length and how hard you edge.

All of this is great! Remember, you need to limit the variables in order to get comfortable. You can always have the same speed (as long as you have a good driver). You can always use the same length of rope. Shorter is better to learn. Smaller wake is better to learn. Learn the basics properly, then your learning curve will have a solid fondation and tricks will be easier to pick up later.

dtlaine
05-16-2010, 05:43 PM
I ride @ 70 feet @ 23 mph.

X 2 (actually 23.5 on PP)

Jeff W
05-17-2010, 10:09 AM
75-80 feet
24-24.5 mph


It's not really about line length when you are beginning. It's about a proper, progessive edge and line tension..

Good luck! There are a lot of good instructional videos on progressive edging and line tension. Go search them out!

501
05-17-2010, 01:29 PM
XLV with 2650 lbs. Fully loaded, everyone likes around 21-23mph and 65-73 feet of rope.

For reference, the faster you go, the narrower and firmer the wake gets but it also decreases a little in size.

I agree with all the other posts, start out at 60 feet, 20.5mps and limited ballast to learn to go wake2wake first. Then increase things with skill level.