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laketime
08-05-2007, 09:27 PM
i've wanted it for ever and its been bugging me lately so i started trying them on friday. i tried 3 and they were all the hardest hits i've ever taken. then on saturday i tried again. i used the wakeskate to help get the feeling and it worked. i put the board on wrecked twice pretty good and then i stuck it. i've never been so stoked it was the best feeling i've had wakeboarding :ro: :ro: :ro:

and typacal of me i dont have any pics but i'll take some and try to post

wannabewakeboarder
08-06-2007, 03:48 AM
How did you pratice whit a skate?

Right on...Gotta get some pics!

laketime
08-06-2007, 05:11 AM
you do everything the same as you would with a wake board, but once you leave the wake the skate is not attached to your feet and you can let your feet out behind you and then pull them back under you without having to worry about catching your edge on the way down and doing the worst face plant of your life. it takes away the worry and lets you really feel it without taking so many hard wrecks. the first day that i tried i just used the wakeboard, and once i was in the air and my legs where behind me i would kinda freak out and let go of the rope and i would roll on to my back and take a major back flop

wannabewakeboarder
08-06-2007, 05:25 AM
So, ever time you did it on a skate, you fell? But you fell for pratice on a board?

wakeboarder247
08-06-2007, 04:07 PM
Ya that's what he is saying. I've done this quite a bit too. You can go slower on a wakeskate and still get enough air to get the feeling of inverts/raleys without knocking yourself out. Yes you fall because you are basically just jumping off of the wakeskate and then trying your trick. It hurts a lot less to fall without a board attached b/c like laketime said, you don't catch an edge and get whipped around. I did the same thing when I was younger b/c I wanted to know if I had the strength to pull myself back down on a raley. A wakeskate is a very good way to try new tricks IMO.

dogbert
08-06-2007, 04:29 PM
Congrats on the raley! :ro:

Great idea, BTW. One of my sons is trying to learn his first invert, a backroll. Might have to try that when we have some open spaces without a lot of boats around.

Domsz06
08-06-2007, 07:09 PM
congrats! i need to practice that as it seems like an amazing trick to have in your bag!

laketime
08-07-2007, 12:48 AM
So, ever time you did it on a skate, you fell? But you fell for pratice on a board?

yeah you fall every time with the skate. it just makes it so you dont get hurt as easilly. with the skate it feels like a big cliff jump when you hit,, not very bad at all.

i actually went the the same speed as i wake board. 24.5

but it really does help alot to use the skate . i wish i would have used it the first day. it would have saved me from a few hard hits.

talltigeguy
08-07-2007, 01:08 AM
I know a guy around here that broke his femur on a raley when he let go of the rope.

They say the trick is not all that difficult, but the price to pay when you come up short is awful.

dogbert
08-07-2007, 03:16 AM
The price is terrible. My son was jumping wake-to-wake when he was 8. We were riding with the Tige pros and he saw one of the other riders doing a raley. He got about 10' in the air, got his board above his head and landed spread eagle with a full face plant. It knocked his helmet off his head and almost choked him with the chin strapped. He didn't cry, but he was done for the day. I felt so bad for him.

da.bell
08-07-2007, 03:37 AM
Kids today seem like they think they are invincible. Unfortunately but true. :eek: :eek: :eek:

dogbert
08-07-2007, 03:38 AM
Well, he's got some mental issues trying the backroll. I think he still remembers that fateful moment.

da.bell
08-07-2007, 03:39 AM
He should. I remember every single face plant that I do and remember that each and every time I attempt a surface 180. :p

laketime
08-07-2007, 03:50 AM
I know a guy around here that broke his femur on a raley when he let go of the rope.

They say the trick is not all that difficult, but the price to pay when you come up short is awful.

very true. its a big mind game to even think about doing one. there was a kid earlyer this year that broke his neck and died trying one. my best riding bro learned his last year. he got knocked out and concusion 4 times in his whole learning stage. the last one left him with headaches and split vision for 3 weeks.
and all my wrecks were enough to usually make me call it quits, but i couldnt get in the boat scared of the trick.

da.bell
08-07-2007, 01:58 PM
Interesting way of thinking. I guess we all have to learn our limitations and what we can, can not, and will not do.

dogbert
08-07-2007, 03:36 PM
I think he can do it. He used to do backflips and front flips on his wakeskate. I just need to remind him of that and I think it will help him. He can practice with the wakeskate like laketime suggested to avoid the bad crashes.

laketime
08-07-2007, 11:57 PM
hey dog!! how bad did he hit the water. was it just a way hard slap

dogbert
08-08-2007, 12:41 PM
Pretty hard. It's a good thing he had a life jacket on with decent padding, but it couldn't have felt good.

laketime
08-08-2007, 11:24 PM
oh man i just bought a new jacket, and i wish i had it when i was trying those. the one i had was only a half inch thick and didnt my lower back at all, and i slapped my back so hard a few times . i just got an oneill vapor last night. it still isnt cga but it has tons more pad and flotation anmore pad on the ribs and goes all the way down my back

Jason B
08-27-2007, 03:29 PM
I had my first outing on a wakeboard this weekend. It was a blast! I'll take all of the face plants, smacks, anything--I'm coming from MX and crashing on the ground hurts a whole lot more!! After countless broken bones on the bike I'm looking forward to some "safer" crashes. Shitty part is- I'v broken som many bones on a bike it's even hard to wakeboard without tremendous pain.

I should have listened to my mother and quit years ago:)

dogbert
08-27-2007, 03:49 PM
Shitty part is- I'v broken som many bones on a bike it's even hard to wakeboard without tremendous pain.

I should have listened to my mother and quit years ago:)

Try wakesurfing. It's low impact, addicting and loads of fun!

spenchey2
09-01-2007, 02:00 PM
laketime could you go w2w on the skate before you tried the raley?

laketime
09-02-2007, 04:17 PM
no. i never wake skate. but i think if i tied i could maybe do go w2w. but i just edeged as hard as i coul with it and ended up 10 feet outside the wake everytime

MFalcon
09-15-2007, 05:34 AM
hell, it is all about learning your wake vs. your board. Sometimes the wake wins and you land .sometimes the board wins and you forget it anyway. No sense in keeping a bad memory.Long line+Immediate hard cut(not progressive) + CRISP wake= impressing chicks even if you don't ride away.