CablePark/WakePark

What up peeps,

My name is Matty Hasler and i am a Professional Wakeboarder from Cairns, Australia now living on the Gold Coast. I’m 22 years of age and i am a former World Champion, i have been travelling the world chasing the endless summer from the age of 16. For those of you who are not very familiar with Wakeboarding  just google that shiz hehe.

I don’t Wakeboard behind a boat i actually Wakeboard on what is now known as either a Cable Park or Wake Park, which is basically long story short a Skate Park on water with rails and ramps. Best way to compare it is just think of a snowboard park or your local skate park. The only difference is that you are towed by a cable which is connected to pulleys and then connected to towers which can vary from 4-6 towers depending on the shape and size of the complex.

There is a starting Dock that you start from which in cable park terms is the (motor tower) where there is an operator that controls when you leave the dock with a rope and handle. Once you leave the starting dock with your rope and handle, you will then be connected to a carrier which then will toe you in a 360 degree rotation with a lap varying from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds depending on the size.

Cable Parks or Wake Parks whatever your preference may be are either 4 towers, 5 towers or 6 towers reaching heights from 6-13 metres in height all connecting to a cable that runs in a 360 degree rotation usually at a speed from 28-34 KPH.

It isn’t a new sport it actually has been around for over 50 years. There are now over 400 full size cable parks worldwide and is drastically growing more and more each year.

 

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