The Science Behind Wake-Boarding

Wake-boarding can be described in simple terms as an extreme sport. This is a water sport whereby the rider is supported by a device (a wakeboard) which is being pulled by a very powerful motorboat. The equipment and techniques that are used for the design of a wakeboard are a fusion of different water sports such as surfing, water skiing and snowboarding.

In order to do wake-boarding successfully, a couple of principles have to be followed. Considering that the COG (Center of Gravity), manipulating it while in the act of wakeboarding has an effect on the speed at which a wake is entered. It also affects the height that can be jumped. Ultimately, manipulating the COG also changes the angle at which the board moves.

The ability of the wakeboard to float is its buoyancy. This is directly related to the density at which it has. It is important to put into consideration that the water under the wakeboard is denser than the wakeboard.

A wave or a wake “sticking together” is affected by the surface tension which is what causes the water molecules to stick together. This is basically what is used in the navigation of a wake.

Just as it is explained by Newton’s law of motion, for every action, there has to be an equal and opposite reaction. In order to change the angle of the board, the knees have to be bent and stay in a lean back position. This increases the wakeboards speed as the jump is approached.

The movements of a wakeboard are normally influenced by the resistance of the board while moving on the water and the rope’s tension. Since tension is a reaction force, it has a direct relationship to the amount of force that should be applied.

SOME MORE ARTICLES

Fishing at Cooper’s Minipi Lodges in Labrador, Canada

If you are up for an adventure that includes trophy brook trout as well as Arctic char and great northern pike, then Cooper’s Minip Lodges in Labrador, Canada is your best choice. This is one of the last places on earth to offer such adventure. The wilderness at the lodge offers the same…

Learn to Fish Program from Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

Fishing can endow you with the kind of experience that cannot be compared to other outdoor activities. Apart from it being a rewarding hobby, fishing also helps preserve the water resources. The special taxes and fees for fishing licenses are used to fund programs meant for the conservation of water…

The difference between lure and fly fishing

Fishing is a popular sport for men and women and all age groups. Lure and fly fishing are aimed at catching fish by providing them with bait and luring them into thinking it is a meal. The lure and fly resemble what the fish eat naturally in the water. With fly fishing, the bait resembles an insect…

Where is spear-fishing allowed?

Spear-fishing might be the oldest form of fishing on record. Some cave paintings suggest it was done by humans 16,000 years ago (and it may even go further back than that!). There’s documentation of spear-fishing by the ancient Greeks as well and it is still a major sport in Greece today.…

What you need to ice fish

The benefits of ice fishing go beyond just catching fish. It is the feeling of being outdoors on a sunny day in the cold of the winter. That feeling is very invigorating. Take that and add a nice bunch of people for company, then it really does not matter if you catch fish or not. You could spend…