not all that much like snowboarding from my one experience. especially the edges its much looser.
......Captain Obvious i guess
really the only similarities is that the boards look similar. as said above balance is completly different because wakeboarding you have to compensate for the pull of the boat by leaning back but snowboarding you need almost neutral to forward(took me a while to adjust). i never snowboarded in pow but i can guess that would be similar.
Its hardly the same, but super fun. If you get an opportunity to try it go for it. Just remember to let the boat do the work for you when learning to just get up(no homo), I used to do some work with a buddy of mine (Nick Jones, check him out if ya like wakeboarding) at Bo Lake up near bellingham, Wa, and most girls learn to get up quicker than guys because they are more relaxed and not so ego worried about getting up right away. Once ur up just keep the handle low and although it may seem unnatural, keep your weight balanced between your feet, trust me, once ur up and going you will not be able to push the nose of the board under the water. Hands low and pulled into your lead hip is the biggest thing to remember though. Go out and kill it though, it super fun man and is basically what I spend my entire summer doing.
Yeah hes one of my best friends, grew up with him. We both started wakeboarding at the same time like 8 or 9 years ago behind a 18 foot sea-ray. Needless to say he progressed a bit faster than me, all I can in the same amount of time is a tantrum and 3's, but yeah hes pretty sick, rides for CWB, Bakes Marine, Malibu, Imperial Motion, Jet Pilot and EVO, so he gets hooked up with some serious shit. Seriously, hella jealous that a 22 year old gets a brand new 80,000 dollar Wakesetter to use every year for free. Just get out there and have fun though, its sick plus all the ladies are in bikini's instead of jackets and pants and goggles and the beer flows!
it hurts sooooooo bad to fall. the water pretty much kills you.
of course i cant swim worth shit.
you should try though i bet anybody could get it,