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  1. #1
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    Default What speed do you wakeboard at ?

    Just curious as to what speed everyone wakeboards at.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    It really depends.

    If you are just starting out.. I would recommend starting out around 19mph ish, get the board contro.l happening. then go up from there. any idea what length of rope you are using? because that can make a big difference too
    2005 Moomba Outback

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    I ride at 22.5 mph, set by perfect pass backed up by GPS. I also ride around 75'. This is normally what i ride at when conditions are great. When the water isnt so good i move in a slow down a little bit.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    Usually 22 to 24 depending on the wake and the conditions.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    The speed is anywhere from 17-24. I will pull inexperienced people at 17 with no ballast. If I load the ballast with #1800 lbs. I need be be at least 22 MPH to keep the wake solid.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    For me it's 35.5! But not mph but kph. That makes 22.18 mph to be exact....

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    Finally another member that I can understand when we talk about speeds and temps!!

    Im lovin it
    2005 Moomba Outback

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    04 XLV 23.7 @ 75 feet that's with 1000 lbs in the front and the rear stock bags full I don't remember the exact weight of the rear bags. Seems like they were 275 each.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    Originally posted by DC_B


    04 XLV 23.7 @ 75 feet that's with 1000 lbs in the front and the rear stock bags full I don't remember the exact weight of the rear bags. Seems like they were 275 each.
    I have a 2005 XLV with Gravity III, and need a bit more for those times when I have a minimal crew. Do you have a place to recommend for heavier ballast?

    Back on topic, I go at 22MPH for anything requiring a full wake-to-wake jump, and 16-18 when practising something basic where my skill is lacking (like riding switch -- or anything else other than cruising). It reduces the pain when the inevitable happens.

    Thanx
    Ian
    2005 XLV, upgraded ballast, Comptech swivel wakeboard and hydrofoil racks, Monster cargo bimini

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    Default Replying to Topic 'What speed do you wakeboard at ?'

    I've been playing around with pulling at very slow speeds - like 12.5 to 13 mph for a warm up. I've found that if I do my first set of the day at these speeds, working on surface tricks and overall board control, I have a lot more confidence and I'm just more comfortable for the rest fo the day riding at full speed (which is anywhere from 18 to 22 for me depending on water conditions and number of passengers). If you guys haven't tried riding at 12-13mph, you really need to give it a shot - it's a great way to improve your surface tricks, carving, grinds, and particularly riding switch very quickly. On that same note, if you have a newbie in the boat, slow it way down for them as well and watch their confidence soar. I've pulled 200lb guys at 12.5 mph and they plane out just fine. It does take a bit of upper body strength to ride at these slow speeds because the board sits lower in the water and you have to hang on a bit tighter, so don't spend the whole day doing it, just a warm up.
    '06 Mobius LSV.

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