How to get round the cable park

How to complete a full lap of your local Wakeboard park

Completing a full lap of a wakeboard cable park can be a thrilling and exhilarating experience. Here are some general steps to follow:


  1. Get familiar with the cable park. Before you start, it's a good idea to get familiar with the layout of the cable park. Take a look at the map or talk to the staff getting an idea of the course and any obstacles.

  2. Rent or bring your own Wakeboard Equipment. If you don't have your own gear, you can rent wakeboards, helmets, and life jackets from most wakeboard parks. Make sure you choose the right size equipment for you and that everything fits comfortably.

  3. Start at the beginning: Most cable parks have a designated starting point. This is usually near the dock where you'll grab onto the cable tow rope.

  4. Grab the tow rope: When the tow rope comes around, you will be handed it by the cable operator. (these guys are excellent for any questions you may have) grab onto it with both hands, and make sure your feet are securely attached to your wakeboard.

  5. Get up on your Wakeboard: As the cable pulls you forward, slowly stand up on your wakeboard, keeping your knees bent and your weight centered over the board.

  6. Follow the Wakeboard course: As you move through the park, stay aware of your surroundings and any obstacles. Follow the course and aim for the different features like jumps, sliders or kickers as you see fit. (maybe not on your first few laps)

  7. Adjust your speed: Depending on your skill level and the difficulty of the obstacles, you may need to adjust your speed to maintain control and stay balanced. Slow down or speed up as necessary. You can do this by edging out from under the cable line (above your head)

  8. Complete the lap: Keep following the course until you reach the end. Let go of the tow rope and make your way back to the starting point. Or smash out another lap.. Go on why not you made it!

  9. Try again: If you didn't make it all the way around, don't worry! Just hop back in line and try again.

Need more help on the Cables corners?

The corners of a wakeboard cable park can be some of the most challenging parts of the course, but they can also be a lot of fun once you get the hang of them. Here are some tips for navigating the corners:

  1. Approach the corner with speed: You'll need some speed to make it around the corner, so make sure you have enough momentum before you start turning.

  2. Keep your weight centered: As you approach the corner, keep your weight centered over your board. Don't lean too far forward or backward, as this can throw off your balance.

  3. Use your edges of your Wakeboard: To turn, use the edges of your board to carve into the water. Lean slightly in the direction you want to turn and use your toes or heels to dig into the water and change direction.

  4. Look where you want to go: Keep your eyes focused on the exit of the corner, and turn your head and shoulders in that direction. Your body will naturally follow your gaze, helping you make a smooth turn.

  5. Maintain speed: Once you make it around the corner, try to maintain your speed as you move onto the next section of the course. This will help you keep your balance and the tow rope tight (Arms out).

  6. Practice, practice, practice: The corners can be tricky, especially if you're new to wakeboarding or cable parks. Don't get discouraged if you don't get it right away. Keep practicing and you'll improve over time.

What equipment will you need to go wakeboarding on the cable

To go wakeboarding on a cable park, you will need some specific equipment. Here is a list of the essential items:

  1. Wakeboard: A wakeboard is the most important piece of equipment you will need. Wakeboards are specially designed to be ridden on the water and come in different sizes, shapes, and materials depending on your skill level and riding style. Most cable parks have wakeboards available for rent, or you can purchase your own. see our Wakeboard Range here

  2. Wakeboard Bindings: Bindings are the boots that attach your feet to the wakeboard. They come in different sizes, styles, and materials and should fit snugly but not be too tight. Make sure the bindings are compatible with your wakeboard and that they provide enough support for your riding style. See out full range of Wakeboard Bindings Here

  3. Life jacket: A life jacket is a crucial safety item when wakeboarding. It will keep you afloat and protect you in case of an accident. Most cable parks provide rental life jackets for their riders, but you can also bring your own if you prefer. Check out some Wakeboard Impact Vests we hold in stock

  4. Helmet: A helmet is another important safety item. It will protect your head in case of a fall or collision with an obstacle. Make sure the helmet fits snugly and is comfortable to wear. If you don't have a helmet you will NOT be allowed to ride so make sure you have one, See our Full Wake Helmets here

  5. Wetsuit (optional): If you're riding in colder water, you may want to wear a wetsuit to keep you warm. Wetsuits come in different thicknesses and materials, so choose one that is appropriate for the water temperature and your comfort level. See our full Range of Summer Wetsuits here

  6. Sunscreen: Since you'll be spending a lot of time on the water, it's a good idea to wear sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. A no brainer people wear Sunscreen.

Remember, safety should always be your top priority when wakeboarding. Make sure you wear appropriate safety gear, follow the rules and guidelines of the park, and take lessons from a qualified instructor to improve your skills and ensure your safety. Below are what we rate as some of the best Wakeboard Parks in the UK.

1, New Forest Wakeboard Park - Talk to Ben or Milly (The owners) These guys are super helpful and very accommodating for your needs, Spend the day you will love this place.

2, Thorpe Lakes - In West London one of the Uk's best parks and super friendly, they have all new obstacles this year also and some great food on offer.

3, Boxend Park - Some great lines on this cable park with a great bunch of riders always happy to help newbies, food is also not to be missed.

4, Spring lakes - In Nottingham So this is our fav Cable park up in the North of England. We have some team riders up at this park and they are always on hand for some advise or a friendly chat about wakeboarding.

thanks for reading.

S2AS Team -

We are the UK'S largest Wakeboard Shop in Poole, Dorset With 200+ wakeboards in stock and all the equipment you need to ride. So why not give us a call (01202 738448) about your next Wakeboarding setup or even better Pop in to our Shop In Poole.

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