Thread: Lifter wedges
03-18-2009, 10:20 AM #1
Thinking about getting lifter wedges because I mostly ride offshore... what's your opinion on the best lifter wedges to get? Also should I just get one 24" set, or run then down the whole ski?
also, what kind of riding position do you use when on long choppy runs?
03-18-2009, 10:28 AM #2
24" is good for me. I have size 12 foot though. If you go with wedges, you almost have to wear some kind of heafty water shoe, as it’s a strong hard foam. Mine are ran on the outside portion of my tray. Some people run on the inside of the tray. Personal prefrence I guess. Hydroturf sells the wedges, and they are not that expensive. www.hydroturf.com
Riding Offshore I tend to stand when I ride, but I also sit at times, just really depends on the distance. I tend to never stay in one position very long. Sit, stand, sit, stand…ETC..etc….Thats just me though.
You’re a So Cal gal..You should come do one of the offshore races...
03-18-2009, 04:57 PM #3
03-18-2009, 05:26 PM #4
Good Idea..Mine are drilled in! This mod is good for 3-4 MPH gain! (in the rough)
03-18-2009, 05:40 PM #5
03-18-2009, 10:13 PM #6
03-18-2009, 10:52 PM #7
03-19-2009, 01:41 PM #8
OK, Noob smooooth lake rider here.
What advantage do "lifter wedges" provide?
03-19-2009, 01:47 PM #9
Keeps your feet locked in the tray. Thus enabling you to feel more confident of you not flying off in the rough stuff! Mod is good for 2-3 MPH…(over what you currently ride in the rough)
Hydro-Turf Side Lifter Wedges - 2.5" x 24"
Part Number: TS44 Great when used for racers & beginner freestylers.
Provides the "wedge" you need. Available in Black only. Comes with a self-adhesive backing, but use with contact cement for an even stronger hold.
03-19-2009, 03:45 PM #10
I love the lifter wedges.......I consider them a must for fast offSHOre riding in the rough........here's a video I did awhile ago.....mmkayyy......
Basically gives you 4 contact points on the ski instead of two (your hands).......anything to save energy on those long rides...
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