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    Default rope less tips?

    Not sure if I can tell where the pocket is to go rope less? I think I need to be closer to the boat? how does the wake look? I'm running 900 in the rear, center full and IBS bag. I have been running at 10.5-11, and played with the wake plate up and down. Thanks guys



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    Hold that rope out in your left hand and only use it if you are losing the pocket. Stand down on your front foot till you start catching the boat then brake with your back foot. You will find out you need about 80-90% gas and only 5-10% brake. Also, have any other occupants sit on the wave side.
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    We teach all our new riders to hold the rope in their front hand until they are comfortable going clear back to the foam in the wave and pumping all they way back to the swim deck without using the rope to do it. Pocket is 6-7 feet long-ish, and it's where the board wants to take off on you and run towards the boat. Also keep your board pointed at whichever surf corner you are using, port for regular or starboard for goofy. That should keep the rail of the board in the correct orientation to the wave, or close anyways. You aren't so much surfing "down" the wave, as you are "with" it. Youtube the heck outta surf videos too, it'll help all your riders.
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    and quit tossing the rope so darn soon (everybody does this). If you got slack you ARE surfing. Learn the wave and how to control the board for a few weeks.

    The very act of tossing the rope will cause you to loose the wave.

    I always have to tell people just learning: "you throw that damn rope back in the boat again, your done surfing for the day".
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    Yup, I tell them to wait till they are tired and then drop the rope. Ride as long as you can and then when you lose it its time for the next person up.
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    Ill try those tips this weekend...I have notice that I tend to point the nose away from the boat, so ill try and keep it close to the corner. Also my legs are on fire after about 5-10 min is that just old guy talking? lol
    Dave
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    "my legs are on fire after about 5-10 min is that just old guy talking?"

    Well......I'm gonna be 60 years old in September and I don't have that problem

    I find that the nose of the board should be pointed anywhere between the corner of the boat and the center of the boat.
    Ed Geary
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    Default Re: rope less tips?

    Don't squat so much..

    Really you're probably leaning back with your weight on the back leg. This makes it harder to stay on the wave, ie you're riding with the brakes on.

    Either push down with your front foot or move both feet forward so when you're standing straight up the board is moving towards the boat.
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    Default rope less tips?

    If you're calves and toes aren't burning the next day, you're not "cutting" the board into the wave enough... You should be leaning over yourself slightly to stay in the pocket!

    X2 on not squatting. I ride standing straight up and down. I only start bending my knees when I'm cutting up and down the wave for balance!
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    what the others have said and hold the rope in your forward hand, slack is surfing
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