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is skating good off season training for wakeboarding?

 
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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: is skating good off season training for wakeboarding? Reply with quote

i was wondering if investing $60 into a skateboard for a noob skater like myself will help my wakeboarding at all.

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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll help a little. But it will be a more intangible kind of help. You won't go out the next try and be significantly better, because they're just so different. It will help you with your balance and body control though.
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2008 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will help more with wakeskating if your into that.
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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2008 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skateboarding like wakebrad said, won't directly help but the muscles you use are similar and skateboarding IMO takes a bit more balls, so then water isn't even scary at all haha.

Really just get a blank skateboard deck, some good truck wheels and bearings, and your basically set for life until you break a deck. It is a fun sport, do it.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2008 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skateboarding helps tremendously for balance. It also makes you 10x more brave on the water, cause when you fall on water it doesn't hurt that much.

If you don't care about trick-boarding (I dont), get a longboard. I do downhill (racing with friends for fun), and it takes a huge amount of balance control. Plus I've fallen at 45mph+ and falling on water is nothing compared to that. Just remember, with skating, you keep most of your weight on your front foot, not your back foot.
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PostPosted: Aug 22, 2008 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wakeskater17, this post if from February.
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PostPosted: Aug 24, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt K, yeah, oops..
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PostPosted: May 28, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I guess it will really help you to start in skateboard, before embarking in wake boarding. You will learn how to improve your balance first which you need very much. So investing $60 for skate board is worthy, beside if you not in water you can still skateboard.
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