When I was in my early 30's taking a header or faceplant was something I could usually shake off, numb with a beer, and keep going. Only feel it a little the next day. In my late 30's those same stunts put me in the hospital once, out of commission more than once, and thinking I had been hit by a truck when I woke up the next morning.
Now that I'm starting into the 40's I'm thinking we'll see more surfing and a few "I can still do it" WB passes when the water is PERFECT.
What about playing on the surfboard at WB length at around 15mph? We were doing that a lot last summer and it was pretty fun. Long live the skurfer!
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Wakeboard most of the time.
Wakesurf most of the time.
50/50 Wakeboard and Wakesurf
Wakeboard all day till tired, then surf some.
Ski baby ski!
50/50 Ski and wakeboard.
50/50 Ski and wakesurf????
Crossover heaven- equal thirds, ski, wakeboard, surf.
We are tubers!!!!!!!!!!
03-26-2014, 11:30 PM #21Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
03-27-2014, 08:19 AM #22
I just passed the 50 mark last year and my knees/body just can't take the pounding any more. I will wakeboard once or twice a year but mainly to show myself that I can still do it. Same with the slalom.
Surfing was the main reason we bought our Moomba -- let the kids kill themselves on the wakeboard and I'm just fine with the 6" fall from the surf board going a blazing 10 mph!!! That my body can still handle.....
2013 Outback V
2003 SeaRay 182 -- gone but not forgotten...
03-28-2014, 01:38 AM #23
Moomba/Supra Owners Water Activities Poll
First time up on a Wakeboard was 4 years ago. I wish I had known how fun wakeboarding is when I was 16 and in shape. I feel too old to push my limits now. I still have to show up at work and earn a paycheck to keep the kids fed.2010 Moomba XLV
Gravity 3, wake plate
I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
1100 v-drive lockers
1180 under the playpen
+ lead and a collection of other ballast bags
03-28-2014, 11:32 AM #24
This is starting to sound like an AARP recruiting meeting!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, I'm in my early 40's as well. I guess I'm fortunate in that I started wakeboarding in 1997 when I was still in my 20's. I pretty much got myself up to my current level of skill way back then. Even when I was young and invincible, I gave up on trying inverts because it hurt too much slapping my face.
I have to wonder what things would have been like if I'd had today's technology back then.
We were on a 96 MB Sports Boss 200. I finally threw down and bought a Sklon extended pole but that was it. There was no "ballast" much less systems. There wasn't any "non-stretch" wake line. And our boards were my Neptune Impala and my buddy's Neptune GTO with the hyperlite wrap bindings where you'd stick your fingers in the holes and stuff your feet in.
But I guess it's good that I got to my current level early, and just held it forever. Better than having to fight my way up to it while I'm fighting against my body...1992 Supra Sunsport. PCM 351 Pro Boss, Tower, Auto Ballast, Heater, Perfect Pass Wakeboard Pro, Bimini, Sunbrella Cover, Low Pitch Prop, Dual Batteries, LED's, MB Quart speakers, Rockford Fosgate Amps, Phoenix Gold Sub, 8" Compression Horn Tubbies, Light bar, a TON of blue LED's, Fly High fat sacks, homemade surf system
Tow Rig: 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2000 Jeep Wrangler rock crawler), 1999 Audi A6 Avant, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.
03-28-2014, 12:12 PM #25
I just turned 40. However, the main reason I have a boat is Tyler is only 13. Thats why we bought the first boat in 2010 when he learned to wakeboard.
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2015 Mojo (on the way)
03-28-2014, 01:48 PM #26
03-28-2014, 05:18 PM #27
Moomba/Supra Owners Water Activities Poll
Wish I would have started wake boarding earlier on in life too. I know what you mean about not being able to tear your body up so you can earn a pay check. That seems to be one of the advantages of an office job...you can go to work on crutches!
Sent from my iPhoneDavid
2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.