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BIG guy wanting to wakeboard...help

 
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JDMDRM
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2013 9:44 am    Post subject: BIG guy wanting to wakeboard...help Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Jan 25, 2014 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can surf with the same board but it will be better if you have a bigger one that can support your weight.
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PostPosted: Jan 26, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDMDRM

I would look at a larger board. A 144-145 board would be better for you. You should be able to get up with a 141 pure.

Do you 'pop' the handle when you get halfway up and cannot hold on?

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PostPosted: Jan 27, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Apr 23, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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