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ian ashton
06-25-2008, 11:41 AM
This is my second year riding a wakeboard, first year taking it seriously. I started out last year using my buddies generic board (velcro bindings!) behind his 23' Yamaha jet boat. Needless to say I wasn't getting very complex with that combo.

Since we picked up the Outback my skill level has been progressing at an exponential rate. This weekend I mastered riding switch, and flipping back and forth, and I also started to get a little more agressive with my 'jumping'. Unfortunately no pics of me airbound, at least not yet...

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=487&stc=1&d=1214408364

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=488&stc=1&d=1214408377

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=489&stc=1&d=1214408389

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=490&stc=1&d=1214408410
Switchin it up!

ian ashton
06-25-2008, 11:42 AM
A few more;

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=491&stc=1&d=1214408528

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=492&stc=1&d=1214408541

Aquaholic
06-25-2008, 12:26 PM
how do yall post the big pictures?? The cwb platitum is a great board, 134 right? Congrats on the progression and the Outback. 2 weekends ago I started switch TS w2w and add a 180 to it this past weekend. My current push is a Backroll and a Tantrum, I'm so close but it hurts me in ways that make me too cautious. 3 weekends back I had a Pro come to the house for a lesson and thats made all the difference in the world.

ian ashton
06-25-2008, 02:58 PM
how do yall post the big pictures?? The cwb platitum is a great board, 134 right? Congrats on the progression and the Outback. 2 weekends ago I started switch TS w2w and add a 180 to it this past weekend. My current push is a Backroll and a Tantrum, I'm so close but it hurts me in ways that make me too cautious. 3 weekends back I had a Pro come to the house for a lesson and thats made all the difference in the world.

I absolutely love my board & bindings, very comfortable.

Regarding posting pictures, see this thread:
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=5629

ian ashton
07-30-2008, 11:41 AM
I've been progressing in my riding!

Here are a few pics of me 'airborne' from the other night. I need to work on my form, as shown by the pictures, but I figure not too bad for only catching air for a couple of weeks now.

I've also gotten pretty good at surface 360's, and even 1 wake 180s. I'm having a little trouble clearing the second wake still, I get about 75% across. Ballast full, 18-19 mph, 75 feet off.

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=790&stc=1&d=1217431896
Arms are way too high, and my board is at a goofy angle; I think I level off more as I crossed over the wake, this was definately snapped on the ascent.


I like this one, inspite of my bad body position;
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=791&stc=1&d=1217431906

Another weird body position; bending my legs trying to clear the second wake; didn't work, haha.
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/attachment.php?attachmentid=792&stc=1&d=1217431906

These are the first good pics I've seen of my jumping the wake, its kinda cool to be able to critique myself; hopefully it will help bring my technique up.

Pics were taken by my dad with his Nikon D70 d-slr.

wake08
07-30-2008, 02:21 PM
Ian,

Isn't this stuff so addicting? Looks like you have some good water where you are. Just my 2 cents, about 3 years ago i owned an outback and just could not go wake to wake, I just kept casing the second wake. I shortened my rope to 70ft and bumped up my speed to 22.5 MPH and cleared the wake first try. Keep doing what you are doing and have fun.

llxlv
07-30-2008, 04:18 PM
AT that speed shorten the rope to 65 or 70

tazz3069
07-30-2008, 07:41 PM
Very nice pictures. I hope, with practice, I can do those things. Keep up the good work.

MrsZ
07-30-2008, 09:53 PM
Awesome Ian! I just started too. But all I can do is switch. Riding with that right foot in front is bizarre! At the MOST, I can only get 3/4 across... and that is not switched. Keep us informed. Great pictures too!

McMoomba
07-30-2008, 10:44 PM
Very cool, you look like you are progressing quick. I just wish I started wakeboarding when I was younger, I started when I was 36 and I'm 38 now. My goal is to be able to pull a backroll before I turn 40. Going from a 17.5' bayliner to our Outback V was a big boost. The first time out boarding I hit the wake, shot straight up, looked in the back of the boat and saw all three of my kids wide eyed and open mouthed (Didn't land that one). I have since learned how to set the wakeplate. Here are a few gabs from a video.

McMoomba

Limishowman3
08-01-2008, 11:03 AM
Ian, to make it easier ride the rope in shorter, (I ride at 60ft) and drive like at 22mph. This way you can practice on your pop instead of worrying about the distants. I just landed a hs 180 two days ago. Once my new bindings are in Ill try some tantrums. Also the extra speed seems to help in being more controlled in the air. At 18-19ft and at 75ft you would have to get tons of speed to clear the wide wake. I also have an outback.

deafgoose
08-01-2008, 11:45 AM
Great progress in such a short period of time. Your a natural!

Have you ever watched "The Book" or "Detention 2012" on DVD??

If not I highly suggest it. I am shocked to find out how many things I have been doing wrong.

ian ashton
08-01-2008, 01:01 PM
Great progress in such a short period of time. Your a natural!

Have you ever watched "The Book" or "Detention 2012" on DVD??

If not I highly suggest it. I am shocked to find out how many things I have been doing wrong.


I ride 3-7 days a week :) Our boat is 2 months old and has 60 hours, so I'm probably progressing at the normal rate, I just get a lot more practice, lol.

I just bought Detention 2012 a few weeks ago, and I've found it incredibly helpful. It brought me up to speed on the surface 360 and 1 wake 180's, and also a lot of little things that I notice I do that really improved my riding.

ian ashton
08-01-2008, 01:03 PM
Ian, to make it easier ride the rope in shorter, (I ride at 60ft) and drive like at 22mph. This way you can practice on your pop instead of worrying about the distants. I just landed a hs 180 two days ago. Once my new bindings are in Ill try some tantrums. Also the extra speed seems to help in being more controlled in the air. At 18-19ft and at 75ft you would have to get tons of speed to clear the wide wake. I also have an outback.

I think 60 feet is a bit much, I don't want to 'cheat' by being that much closer to the boat. Everything I'm reading and watching seems to have 70' as the standard, so I'll probably give that a try and see how I fare. I know I need to speed up the boat, I'm just a little chicken; I like soft falls, lol.

deafgoose
08-01-2008, 01:05 PM
Any less than 65ft and things happen too quickly.

Learn at 70ft and you will get more distance the more you practice.

Limishowman3
08-01-2008, 06:05 PM
Here is me riding at 60' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SETYGTN3-aI
Im saying practice getting pop, and then as you progress you can lengthen the rope. Yesterday I was popping straight up, like at least a foot or two higher than in the this video. I was doing this with little speed approaching the wake. My friend does tantrums and 360's behind my boat at that length too. He gets lot of air doing it too. I need to invest in a longer rope eventually but no need right now since I am just learning still some small tricks.

deafgoose
08-01-2008, 08:14 PM
Here is me riding at 60' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SETYGTN3-aI
Im saying practice getting pop, and then as you progress you can lengthen the rope. Yesterday I was popping straight up, like at least a foot or two higher than in the this video. I was doing this with little speed approaching the wake. My friend does tantrums and 360's behind my boat at that length too. He gets lot of air doing it too. I need to invest in a longer rope eventually but no need right now since I am just learning still some small tricks.

This video is unavailable.

Limishowman3
08-01-2008, 08:51 PM
I just uploaded it today, and it says it is still processing

ian ashton
08-02-2008, 08:25 AM
I rode at 70' yesterday and it was a world of difference. One of my buddies was driving (who has never pulled a wakeboarder, or driven an inboard boat for that matter) so speed was a bit wacky, but the overal feel of being just 5' closer was a ton different; definately should be able to clear both wakes, as I was landing on top of it yesterday first time out.

deafgoose
08-02-2008, 08:43 AM
I just uploaded it today, and it says it is still processing

It works now! :D

ian ashton
08-05-2008, 09:23 AM
70' feels great, thanks for the advice! I was ripping huuuge air this weekend compared to my prior setup.