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spyder
08-05-2009, 12:20 AM
Whats your preference for driving to get the best wake...

Straight Line or Circle?

MAPWPD
08-05-2009, 12:33 AM
straight line for sure

c.rix
08-05-2009, 12:38 AM
straight line if possible

lancesaville
08-05-2009, 12:39 AM
straight line, turn when ya gotta.

jjolson
08-05-2009, 12:51 AM
If you can put a slight turn in your run it can help with the curl. We usually have no problems going straight though.

yearround
08-05-2009, 01:10 AM
conserve the good water, go straight!

Razzman
08-05-2009, 01:49 AM
Actually jjolson is right, a slight waveside turn will enhance the wave and help extend it as well.

spyder
08-05-2009, 07:37 AM
Actually jjolson is right, a slight waveside turn will enhance the wave and help extend it as well.

so basically straight.. with just a slight pitch to the surfside.

sandm
08-05-2009, 08:40 AM
exactly...

SEARK
08-05-2009, 10:58 AM
With me it depends on the boat I'm behind. LSV can go straight line, LS need to have more of a turn to the wake side.

Chad M
08-05-2009, 11:05 AM
If a rider is going out the back, a slight turn can help them get back into the pocket.

mmandley
08-05-2009, 06:35 PM
We tend to straight line it but when we have to turn around we always turn into the wake slowly as long as the rider can handle it. We tend to start our turn a while before we have to so we don't turn to sharp and kill the wave.

c.rix
08-06-2009, 01:00 PM
Ive noticed when we turn the wake gets soft and It gets harder to surf go straight or slight turn to the right and its a fast hard wake

We only surf off the left side of the wake too

Razzman
08-06-2009, 01:28 PM
Exactly Ed and if your lake is big enough with good conditions and you just happen to have light traffic you can actually make a complete turn with that 5 degrees for endless riding, assuming you or your rider can stay up! We were able to do that at Shasta this year a few times but it does take a lot of room to pull off.

moombadaze
08-06-2009, 03:10 PM
Wish we could do that slight turn on our lake--we have to make 3 sharp turns and its a pain, dang near loose the wave