Posted: Jun 18, 2013 9:44 am Post subject: BIG guy wanting to wakeboard...help
I am 6'4" 280lb i have no business wakeboarding but i gotta do it...Wife does great on a cwb 141cm...I can get about halfway out of the water only...Do I need a bigger board? Will the boat have to accelerate faster? What am I missing? I got the technique to the point of almost planing Im not plowing butt to heels relaxed just can't get on top.
JDMDRM I'm 6'4", 228lbs. My preference is to ride boards between 141-144.
A bigger board will make it a bit easier/better for you but you should be able to get up on a 141 with good technique. How fast is the boat going? What exactly is happening? You say you almost get up but what keeps you? Are you losing the handle?
Try wrapping your arms around the outside of your knees , it makes you get in the right position . Then when you start to come out count to 3 then stand up. If you are almost out already then you just have poor technique . I am 240 lbs and I get up on a 140 cm board .... I fought and fought and got up a few times but was hurting everywhere. Now that I am wrapping my knees , I pop up every time without a fight ...... You just to bend knees in kinda pigeon toed until you get up. Practice on dry land with a friend pulling you up..... To get the feel. It gets much easier I promise. _________________ Fir na tine
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