Take a look. Insanely creative and jaw dropping stuff in here. What do you think?
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no_steezeFuture of wakeboarding = kiteboarding. Same tricks but endless possibilities
DockEllisMeh, I disagree.
Wakeboarding is wakeboarding and kiteboarding is kiteboarding. They're very similar but still very different.
The future of wakeboarding is going to continue to go in the cable park/winch direction. Parks are popping up everywhere, and it's way cheaper to get a pull there than to buy a boat. Maybe you could ride a kite in a cable park, I honestly am not sure of the feasibility of something like that, or how much space you would need to be able to use a kite, but the cable provides a much more steady and consistent tow for jibbing and hitting hitting rails and what not.
The future of wakeboarding for me is wake skating because I got sick of blowing my knees out ha, way easier on the body.
no_steezeRiding unhooked kiteboarding is basically the same as wakeboarding. Same concept of load and pop and you don't get huge air unhooked (generally) since the kite will get ripped out of your hands. If you watch the top guys they're doing the same tricks really and both train in cable parks. You can't obviously kite in a cable park but they set up the same kickers and rails for kiters just in more open areas. The slack in the lines in a cable park is similar to the flex of the kite and the slack in the lines when riding unhooked as well.
I agree with you though that wakeboarding in a cable park especially is much more accessible than kiting, but I think in terms of innovation in the sport there's more you can do with a kite