What is cable wakeboarding??
Cable wakeboarding is simply wakeboarding while being pulled not by a boat, but by an overhead cableski system. definitely the coolest addition to the distinguished list of action sports throughout the world, because it combines the best of the extreme nature of wakeboarding without the need for (or expense of) a boat. Cable Wakeboarding is an enormously valuable and important element of the entire sport of wakeboarding.
So how does it work? How do you ride without a boat?
Suspended in the air by a series of towers (or masts) surrounding a lake, an overhead cable rotates in a (usually) counterclockwise motion around the lake. Along the cable are a number of carriers from which ski ropes will attach to and pull a rider or skier around the lake.
Why is it so popular? What makes cable so good?
Basically, cable is ideal for riders who have limited or no access to a boat. It’s drastically less expensive compared to all the costs involved with boat wakeboarding, with a lot less hassle. Cableways are clean, efficient, quiet, and overall, very environmentally friendly. You can ride many more sets in a day than you ever could behind the boat. Riding on the cable actually helps your riding behind the boat. And it’s more forgiving on your body than boat wakeboarding. But the best part is, you can do every trick on the cable that can be done behind the boat, and more. And, thanks to all the above, it’s the perfect gateway for anyone who wants to get into the world of wakeboarding.
Let’s look at that again. No expensive boat, no petrol, no maintenance, no air or water pollution, no traffic-clogged lakes, no set up or cleanup necessary and you can still become one of the top wakeboarders in the world, all while having a great time with your friends. Nice concept, wouldn’t you think?
How can you call it cable wakeboarding when there is no wake?
You ride using a wakeboard. Its that simple. Its still wakeboarding because every single trick that has been, is now, or ever could be thrown behind a boat can and is being thrown on the cable. The tricks are identical. Boat or cable, the sport is still the same. Its just a slightly different method to the same awesome madness