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makes a Grandpa smile
« on: September 20, 2021, 09:06:14 PM »
Nine year old Granddaughter tried wake surfing for the first time less than 3 weeks ago. DanG, I think she got this. ;D



                                      son Chris and Kylie da surfer girl


 

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2021, 09:19:08 PM »
Awesome run.. and for sure makes everyone smile. She's just good. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2021, 09:25:48 PM »
Learned something new, no not how to wake surf, but that there was such a thing as wake surfing.  That looks like awesome fun and Kylie looks so confident and relaxed.  You go girl !!! 
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2021, 09:47:14 PM »
I am with MM, I did not know there was such a thing.  She looks like she's been doing it a while versus first time.  She is having fun and experimenting, no fear!
Is there something on the boat to make the wave?  The wake on the other side does not look to be a smooth wave.
How does one get started on their surf run?

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2021, 10:30:49 PM »
I think I could do that (drive the boat) the surfing part no way. That is some impressive moves for a 9 year old with less than a month experience!
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2021, 10:33:25 PM »
I think I could do that (drive the boat) the surfing part no way.
Dat's what I thought. 'till I seen all da different buttons, knobs and gauges. Not ta mention da on board computer ta help run da stuff. I couldn't even figure out how Chris was gittin' da music ta play.  :D  So I just enjoyed da ride.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2021, 03:41:52 AM »
Is there something on the boat to make the wave?  The wake on the other side does not look to be a smooth wave. How does one get started on their surf run?


A normal wake will do it, assuming the boat size and speed are correct. I think the camera is off centre, so you can't see the opposite wake. Starting would be with a tow rope, like water skiing. Once you get set up on the wake then the rope can be ditched and the wake ridden like a wave. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2021, 06:43:52 AM »
Thats even fun to watch so imagine being nine and out there!  
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2021, 07:26:30 AM »
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2021, 07:43:25 AM »
Ive surfed and wakeboarded but never seen that.  So shes really staying with the boat without a tow line?! 

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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2021, 09:09:18 AM »
A normal wake will do it, assuming the boat size and speed are correct. I think the camera is off centre, so you can't see the opposite wake. Starting would be with a tow rope, like water skiing. Once you get set up on the wake then the rope can be ditched and the wake ridden like a wave.
Son has what is known as a generation 2 wake boat. It has ballast tanks that are filled with varying amounts of water depending on wake requirements. It also has (plates or gates, for lack of a better definition) on the back of the boat that control the shape and curl of the wake. They also control weather the wake is set up on the left or right side of the boat, (think left or right dominant surfers).  
Not da simple ski boat of da 80's that my kids skied an tubed behind.  :D
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2021, 08:10:40 PM »
DanG, the girl is good!

Never seen anything like that before!

She seems to have an unlimited supply of confidence!

I was wondering how the run was supposed to end!  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2021, 08:37:17 PM »
That's really cool, that thing have a v-twin hidden underneath? 
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2021, 09:00:42 PM »
Those "wake boats" are quite controversial around here(lakes region, NH). I call them tankers. They cost more than my house is worth!
An unanticipated side effect is the damage caused by the huge waves generated by the boat to people and property on shore. Nature as well. One wave will take out a nest of loons.
 It will be interesting to see what happens to them in the future 

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2021, 09:24:45 PM »
Those "wake boats" are quite controversial around here(lakes region, NH). I call them tankers. They cost more than my house is worth!
An unanticipated side effect is the damage caused by the huge waves generated by the boat to people and property on shore. Nature as well. One wave will take out a nest of loons.
 It will be interesting to see what happens to them in the future
That is one of the many good reasons for living in Michigan, especially Da U.P., lots of large bodies of water so that is not a concern. A larger concern for shore erosion and such around here are the out of towners that come in here with their bass boats with their huge outboards. Many (not all) have no etiquette what so ever for operating on small lakes or around other boaters. Not to mention power loading, and destroying the boat launches. 
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