Wakeboarding is a surface water sport which involves riding a wakeboard over the surface of a body of water by standing on a wakeboard (a short board with foot bindings), typically at speeds of 30–40 km/h (18-25 mph), depending on the board size, rider’s weight, type of tricks, and rider’s comfort is towed behind an electrically-driven cable, whereas traditionally a water-skier is pulled by a motorboat across its wake and especially up off the crest in order to perform aerial maneuvers. Wakeboarding is done for pleasure and competition, ranging from freestyle wakeboarding and wakeboard parks to wakeboard competitions
CABLE & STRAIGHTLINE
Cable is a way to wakeboard, in which the riders rope and handle are pulled by an electrically-driven cable, whereas traditionally a rider is pulled by a motorboat. The mechanism consists of two cables running parallel to one another with carriers between them every 80 metres. The carriers are metal tubes that can hook up tow ropes with riders. Tow ropes are detached and attached at the same time without slowing the system down, which is a main reason for its high efficiency. With a main cable of 800 metres long, 10 riders can waterski or wakeboard at the same time. The speed of the main cable can be up to 38 mph (61 km/h), and riders can reach much higher speeds. The most common speed is 19 mph (31 km/h), which suits wakeboarders best.