I pulled my son with my 10 HP small fiberglass boat. I could pull him at about 19-20 mph when he was on a Liquid Force Proof 161, but when he tried my shorter North X-Ride I couldn't get him planing. I used the X-Ride behind a larger boat and it was a lot of fun.jbdc wrote:Definitely probably too fast.
Your driver should be going just a little faster than you need to plane on the surface, which shouldn't be much with the low rocker and additional surface area of a kiteboard. I'm 160lbs and I've gotten up behind a 10HP aluminum fishing boat before, so you don't need much power at all. Always be turning at least a little bit to avoid catching an edge.
2.0 cause that cable looks stupid high.Jantrit wrote:Me on my Shinn kiteboard at the cable park. Go have fun out there!
It was a cablebahn system and if the cable was any longer (less angle) you would end up on the land at the turnaround. Was a lot of fun to play with though. We tried to ride anything and everything we could get our hands on.TheJoe wrote:2.0 cause that cable looks stupid high.Jantrit wrote:Me on my Shinn kiteboard at the cable park. Go have fun out there!
25mph behind a boat? That's crazy fast, especially for a beginner! I'm an advanced wakeboarder and prefer it locked in at about 22 if it's glass, and 20 or so if it's choppy. Beginners would have a smaller wake and shorter rope, and should be towed at about 18-20mph. Wakeboards, even with a lot of rocker and big fins, get pretty squirrely at 25mph. I realize that some of the top pros ride 25-27mph with 85' ropes, but us mortals can't handle that stuff.TheJoe wrote: Wake boards are made for being pulled behind a boat ski, cable, winch.... ect ect. They have 2.5-3" of rocker and are far stiffer than a flat flexi kite board. If you are really going to spend some time behind motorized pulls then just buy a cheap wakeboard. It will out perform every kite board out there behind a kite.
Friend might have been going to fast all so. Speed should be about 25mph.
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