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Sports De Planche

Wake sports encompass a variety of exhilarating activities that involve being towed behind a boat while riding on a board or other equipment. Some popular wake sports include wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and wakeskating.

Disciplines

Wakeboarding

Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water. It was developed from a combination of water skiing, snowboarding, and surfing techniques. The rider is usually towed behind a motorboat, typically at speeds of 30–40 km/h (18-25 mph), depending on the board size, rider’s weight, type of tricks, and rider’s comfort. This speed could also depend on the year, make, and model of the boat because some boats, which are not designed for wakeboarding, create a different size wake which the rider may not feel comfortable with.

Wakeboarding
Wake Skating

Wake Skating

WakeSkate is a water sport and an adaptation of wakeboarding that employs a similar design of board manufactured from maple or from fibreglass. Unlike wakeboarding, the rider is not bound to the board in any way, which gives the sport its own unique challenges.

Wake Surfing

WakeSkate is a water sport and an adaptation of wakeboarding that employs a similar design of board manufactured from maple or from fibreglass. Unlike wakeboarding, the rider is not bound to the board in any way, which gives the sport its own unique challenges.

Wake Surfing
Cable and Straightline

Cable and Straightline

Cable is a way to wakeboard, in which the riders rope and handle are pulled by an electrically-driven cable, whereas traditionally a rider is pulled by a motorboat. The mechanism consists of two cables running parallel to one another with carriers between them every 80 metres. The carriers are metal tubes that can hook up tow ropes with riders. Tow ropes are detached and attached at the same time without slowing the system down, which is a main reason for its high efficiency. With a main cable of 800 metres long, 10 riders can waterski or wakeboard at the same time. The speed of the main cable can be up to 38 mph (61 km/h), and riders can reach much higher speeds. The most common speed is 19 mph (31 km/h), which suits wakeboarders best.

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