Wakeboard Rope Length and Speed for Beginners

wakeboard rope length| Once a rider is consistently jumping the wake, they should be able to tell you how fast to go as they’ll be able to feel when the wake is helping them get more air as opposed to swallowing their board on takeoff. Another important thing to remember is that every boat is different. One boat at 23 mph might feel like 21 mph on another. As a driver, you need to work with the rider to feel out the optimal speed for different skill levels for your specific boat. It’s not uncommon to be driving a boat at a wakeboard contest and have a rider in the novice class tell you that they want to get towed at 23 mph. The levels in wakeboard rope length are,

BEGINNER LEVEL:

Rope length of 55-60FT
16-18MPH

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:

Rope length of 40-55FT
Shorter rope length to hit the highest crest of the wake for maximum lift
16-18MPH

ADVANCED LEVEL:

Rope length of 60-75FT
21-24MPH