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kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby hawks » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:44 pm

is it possible to use a kiteboard behind the boat? i have a wakeboard just want to practice spraying so i can make my downloop transitions look more stylish

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby deltawake » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:48 pm

They're similar but different. Most kiteboards can't handle the abuse of riding behind the boat and have too little rocker and are, in most cases, too small.
A wakeboard behind a kite normally has too much rocker and is crap at going upwind.
You can use them in a pinch but it's better to use the correct tool for the job.

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby cSuttner » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:35 pm

i have tried a few kiteboards behind jet skis on no wind glassy days, but they really arent that fun compared to a real wakeboard. the flat rocker makes it sketchy fast and really easy to catch an edge. unless the board is a high rockered kiteboard like a cab custom or an lf mission.

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby noel » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:42 pm

The only way to practice downloop transitions is to do more downloop transitions.

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby hawks » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:30 pm

cheers for the tips, the only worry i have is that the kiteboard wont be able to handle the force when being towed behind the boat

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby DanKiteDan » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:55 pm

I have done it a few times on my Crazzy Fly Bulldozer even once behind a sailboat using the motor

Works good and has held up

It is better then the wake board if you are getting towed behind the boat in choppy water

But when it comes to doing tricks it is much better on a real wake board

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby BWD » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:51 pm

Not so much for tricks, but I have often ridden my old RRD "XX" 137x40 behind a boat.
That board has a rounded outline which helps a lot, I think. Not much rocker though.
Personally I like it that my feet come out when I fall!
But definitely not for "serious" wakeboarding.

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby Vin Stefanelli » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:28 am

I've not used a real wake - board
behind my 13.5 Boston Whaler, 40 hp evinrude 2stroke
but I have ridden my Liq Force MLF and Drop130
with it and just last week-end
dialed in some surface handle passes
on the boat tow rope

Today was more fun though cuz it was too windy to use
the boat for riding boards
but the ride home to the launch
upwind and up-current
in the Barnegat Bay
was extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemly
exciting.
no tow rope for that jorney,
stricktly transit.
the little pipsqueek motorboat that I named
the "POOL HOPPER"
faced an onslaught of two and a half foot chop
in high 9 meter kite winds

the kid following us on the 62 mph jet-ski
said he saw the prop exposed
and above water at times.

the hull was certainly landing
quite slappingly upon the water

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Re: kiteboard as wakeboard

Postby RPskater » Mon Jul 28, 2008 5:40 am

I used my 132 Caution redline this past week for a day of wakeboarding at Lake Shasta. The board worked fine but I could tell it needed more rocker. I wound up using a normal wakeboard the rest of the trip. The kiteboard was considerably lighter in weight compared to the wakeboard though. I think I will leave wakeboards for wakeboarding and kiteboards for kiteboarding. Another observation was that wakeboard tricks (like raileys) are much harder to do than their kiteboard equivilants. :thumb:

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