Some of the most fun you can have at Ski Rixen Cable Park is hitting kickers. What are kickers, you ask? They’re ramps you can boot off of to get air. Why get air, you ask? To do tricks! Some of our more advanced athletes at Ski Rixen can do world-class tricks that are almost unbelievable. And everyone has to start somewhere, so here are a few quick pointers on hitting kickers at America’s first-ever cable park: Ski Rixen in Deerfield Beach, FL.
After you’ve learned to get up on a wakeboard at our cable park, you might be eyeing up some of our world-class obstacles. When we say world-class, we mean in construction and quality, not in ability level. We have obstacles for riders of all abilities and we pride ourselves on accommodating everyone from complete beginners to pro-level riders at Ski Rixen. Let’s explore how to hit your first rail at our cable wakeboard park!
If you’ve never ridden at a cable wakeboard park, you may not know how to get started your first time. That’s okay! Most riders actually find it easier to wakeboard at a cable park the first time, because there are expert instructors who can teach you the basics so you can avoid the hard crashes. Most of our cable operators at Ski Rixen are actually riders themselves, so they have firsthand knowledge of how to start beginners off on the right foot (literally, because in most cases we need to establish which foot you will have forward)! Here’s a quick rundown of how to get up on a wakeboard at the cable park.
Whether you’re a veteran boat rider who hasn’t felt the unique pull of a cable before, or you’re just getting started with the sport of wakeboarding, we want to clue you in on some differences between the cable park and the boat. Both are a blast, so stay tuned to learn a little more about each.
If you haven’t wakeboarded at a cable park before, it’s a pull like no other. Here’s the setup: A network of towers high above the water suspend a cable that moves around in a circle or rectangle. That cable has multiple ropes attached with handles at the end. Wakeboarders line up at the starting dock and wait for their turn to ride, and after a few minutes the cable is full of wakeboarders carving, hitting rails and booting off kickers. Sounds like fun right? It is.
A wakeboard is a wakeboard right? Well, not exactly. There are different types of boards for riding behind the cable versus the boat, and sometimes the type of board you have can make a huge difference. Let’s go over a few key points here.