View Full Version : general wakeboarding speed?
08-24-2009, 12:30 AM
What is your general wake boarding speed? I noticed the slower you go with the supra the bigger the wake, I been wakeboarding for 2 years but never got to serious till I got a boat that makes me want to get out there and tear shit up,,, Anyway In my other boats Id wakeboard at 23ish, Is that to high? I had to because the front of the boat would pick up and slow down, Then my bro had to speed up, Then it would do it again,, God I hate that boat now! Anyway just looking for general wakeboard knowledge to compare with me, All I ever did was buy a wakeboard and do it lol Never looked into what its all designed to be
08-24-2009, 05:34 AM
I ride somewhere ~ 23-24, but that hasnt been verified by GPS, so I don't know how accurate it is.
08-24-2009, 11:20 AM
21mph is what I ride if we are not using ballast. With ballast about 22.5. Speedometer reading. Some people like to ride faster but it is easier to learn and less painful at slightly lower speeds.
It is common for boats to have a hard time maintaining slower wakeboard speed. Aside from cruise control (Perfect Pass) the best thing is a different propellor that is pitched lower for more power.
09-02-2009, 11:54 PM
22 - 23mph on our speedo.
I am riding at 22 MPH, with the 1900 lbs of ballast approx. 70% full, wakeplate at 1/2 way, and rope length about 65' and the wave is awesome. I have had a few different riders on my boat in the last couple weeks and all are very satisfied with the wake, hits me above my knee and rampy. It will launch you. Most adults beginner-intermediate are riding 19-22 in my boat @ 65'.
I do have my kids riding at 16-19mph, they are not even using the ballast system right now. This is a little safer speed, and makes the falls a little less painful.
09-03-2009, 12:34 PM
Got a pic Fman? Wish mine was that tall! :)
09-11-2009, 08:33 AM
I ride at 23.7 set on Perfect Pass (GPS verified). 70 feet of rope. Sometimes 75 if I'm riding well. I'm trying to get to the point where I can go 75 all the time. About 1800 pounds of ballast.
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