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Handgrenade
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PostPosted: Sep 18, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Can't seem to figure this out... Reply with quote

Using youtube videos I learned how to get up on the wakesurf board, but I can't seem to slack the rope. I am a big guy 6'4 >215, and I was wondering that maybe the wake I was surfing behind is not large enough. How big of a wake would someone my size need?
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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2011 3:44 am    Post subject: wave size. Reply with quote

Likely need a pretty good sized wave about knee high or better. What board? Thats a factor too. I'm 250 and we have big size wave. any ballast?

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PostPosted: Sep 19, 2011 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you transfer more and more weight to your front foot, the board should start going forward on the wave. If you do this until the nose of the board starts to go under and you still aren't begining to go forward, I would try either a bigger board, or try and make the wave bigger.

It might help with some more information:
What boat?
any extra ballast?
What board?
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