How to Get Up On a Wakeboard

Getting up on a wakeboard for the first time can be an excruciating process. I remember my first “session” rather well: 45 minutes of thinking the tow rope handle would rip my hands from my body, coupled with the embarrassment of being an avid skateboarder and snowboarder who could not do what my buddy’s little sister seemed to do with ease. The endless hours spent developing my other board-sports skills proved to be worthless, or so I thought…

Fortunately, with a few basic tips from a different friend, my second session was a blast. I was able to get up on plane my second try, and spent the rest of the time falling in love with the sport. The skills I learned from other board sports did come in handy, just not for getting up.  Read More

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