I picked up a wakeboard at BassPro Shops (30% off
) in hopes of getting out on the lake this weekend and ended up having the most fun I can remember in years!
I was in Charlotte and wakeboarded with the fam for 9 hours on Saturday and another 4 on Sunday. My dad's boat is a bow rider, so not exactly setup for this, but still had huge amounts of successs anyway! Got my sister up on the board, my brother-in-law, and my wife- all of which had never wakeboarded before. Almost had my dad up, but he is only 3 weeks out of a shoulder surgery and just couldn't quite hold on long enough.
Ended up with a couple of jumps clearing the wake- no good pics though. Was able to surf the wake and hit all of my front side 180's, but nearly knocked myself out trying to do a backside 360
. I crashed so hard that I was seeing stars
Once up on the water it was 10 times more relaxing than snowboarding, but still used all of the same lower body muscles. I haven't been on a board in 12 years, but it came back pretty fast. If you are a snowboarder, the wakeboard will be like crack cocaine to you. It is purely addicting.
Only pic that shows any action: