Remember the ol’ Sfumato days when wakeskating was predominately done behind a boat? With the development of wakeskating and the increasing overall technicality of tricks being thrown everyday, it’s obvious why riders are choosing to take a different approach to riding. And, of course, we having to drain your pockets to pay for filling up your boat is another obvious reason. But, is riding behind a boat becoming a thing of the past for new, up-and-coming wakeskaters?
I do not necessarily think so, however, the influences of wakeskating are definitely taking more of a turn towards winch, cable, and PWC; and have ben doing so for quite some time. Who can deny it, though? You can learn so much behind the ski, and at a faster pace; you can hit spots that are considered unthinkable with a winch; and cables are popping up all over the place. Getting out there behind the boat, unfortunately, seems as though it may become a lost art.