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WAKEBOARD FAQ

HELPFUL RIDING TIPS

Beginners should hold the handle with both hands, palms down. Put the rope over the toe side edge of the board (the side your toes point to). Try to place your knees to the inside of your elbows. Hold the position. Alert the driver when you are ready. Have the driver give a slow, steady pull out of the water. Stay in the squatted position with your arms straight, resisting the pull of the boat by putting pressure on your feet. Let the boat pull you out. After you start to feel the board plane…stand up. Use your legs for power, leaving your arms straight while keeping your eyes on the boat. You have just made a deep water start.

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Grab a tailor's tape or a string. Start your measurement at the center of your chest, wrap it around the thickest part of your chest, under your arms, and back to your starting point. That will be your chest circumference measurement.

Take your specific measurement and use it to guide you to the best size for your needs. Our size charts can be found on each specific CGA or Comp Jacket page.

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When it comes to wakeboarding, a beginner rider would want their rope slightly shorter (about 55 feet) and a more advanced rider could as far out as 75-80 feet! Rope length also depends on the speed you are riding. You want to find that clean, crisp sweet spot on the wake behind the boat.

When it comes to wake surfing, the standard length of the rope used for most surf boats would be 24'. Most surf ropes come with easy length adjustment loops on the boat end, that way depending on the board being ridden and the rider style, they can experiment with the length until the perfect length is dialed in!

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Let's get you pointed in the right direction! Here is a link to our Camps & Parks page that highlights the Cable Parks and Camps that we've partnered with.  You can get out on Liquid Force gear at any of these Liquid Force sponsored locations under some of the best coaching supervision there is to offer. Happy Shredding!

Nope!  Although a wakeboard or wakesurf specific boat is desirable, fun can be had behind any boat!  To get the ultimate performance out of the product, it is best to have a “wakeboard” boat, especially while wakesurfing.  Wakeboarding and foiling are the safest to do behind an outboard or inboard/outboard because of the rope length.  You can use a wakesurf board behind an outboard engine but only if you are riding at least the second wave back or further.  To do so, you will need the rope in your hand, but carves and slayshes are still fun!  

Whether it's Wakeboards, Surfers, or Foils. Typically, you take into consideration the rider's Height, Weight, Skill Level, and their Riding Aspirations (where they want to be in their riding). We have a great “Rider Size Chart” under the Discover Tab of our website, located within the Support Section, that can help you pinpoint a great starting point. Click here to view that chart.

Feel free to contact us at Support@LiquidForce.com or hit us up on Live Chat/Phone to help narrow things down to match your Skill Level and where you want to take your riding. We're standing by to make sure you get set up with the best Liquid Force product for you!

The average speed for wakeboarding is right around 20mph. When just learning it is always best to start slow, anywhere from 10 - 15mph depending on the weight of the rider and adjust the speed as the rider gets more comfortable.

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In the beginning stages of your riding, stance angle is usually a little more guided.

Depending on which stance you ride (Regular or Goofy), most riders start with their rear foot at a neutral zero-degree position…while your front foot is angled towards the board's nose at a 12-15 degree angle. Your bindings should be spaced where your stance is either at or slightly wider than the rider's shoulders.

As you progress and ease more into your specific needs and style, most riders will shift their rear binding into more of a ducked stance that mirrors their front binding's position but pointing towards the board's tail… making it significantly easier to ride switch, unlocking another of dimension of riding for you to explore.

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The average speed for wakesurfing is about 10mph. Depending on the tow boat, the speed might need to be adjusted slightly. While wakesurfing the speed needs to be micro adjusted to help the rider find the perfect sweet spot.

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The best way to maintain your Wakesurf Board is to rinse it off with fresh water after every use. Keep your board out of direct sunlight and avoid leaving it in a hot car. When transporting your board, we recommend using a bag to help protect against dings and scrapes.

When it comes to choosing the board size when foiling if you are a beginner or larger rider you will want a bigger board to start. A big board will be easier to get up out of the water and onto the foil to get a feel for the foil. Then as you progress a smaller board will be easier to pump and allow you to maneuver more.

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It’s best to start at a very slow speed while getting up on a foil, around 5mph until the rider is up and on the foil.   Once up and riding and the rider feels comfortable, the optimum speed is about 12mph.  When learning, always start slow and try to be to the side of the prop wash. 

When teaching someone to foil you want to make sure they start with the mast positioned all the way back. The driver should start at a slow speed around 5-8mph so the rider can get a feel for the foil. When up on the foil you'll want to make sure you lean forward with more weight on your front foot and your knees slightly bent. For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out our “How To Foil” series of videos - click here.