FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   StatisticsStats   FavoritesFavorites   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages  Log inLog in 

why

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wakeskating.com Forum Index -> Winching sponsored by Pulldozer.com
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dirtyohioriver22
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 13 Mar 2006
Posts: 1694
City: cincy

PostPosted: May 06, 2013 12:37 am    Post subject: why Reply with quote

why doesn't everyone have a winch?

reasons?

what would you pay for a winch

_________________
the water gods told me to keep the TNT forver bc one day ima need that baby
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jdarr
Frontside 180
Frontside 180


Joined: 07 Nov 2011
Posts: 420
City: Bradenton

PostPosted: May 06, 2013 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only wakeskaters who are willing to go through the BS have one. Most people I talk to wonder why we would go through all that trouble of lugging the winch around in akward places just to wakeskate when they can go to the cable much easier.

It also takes time to scope a spot, get everyone out there at once, and ride without getting plucked by the man. Except for gas $ it really is kind of a beach unless you have enough people to enjoy it with.

I have one but it only pulls about 12 mph and I dont know whats wrong with it.

I would pay $700, all the extra money I have if I could get one that runs properly.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
GnarShredd
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 24 Jan 2009
Posts: 1528
City: St. Petersburg

PostPosted: May 06, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdarr pretty much nailed it. I own a winch but haven't really used it in a while. These days with work and owning a house and just keeping up with life in general makes taking a day/afternoon out to get a couple people together, find spots and setup is hard to come by. When I have the time, I just go to the cable but I'm lucky enough to have one nearby.


If I didn't have any other means to ride, I'd use my winch a lot more, but cable has me spoiled.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
11RANDOMNESS
Frontside 180
Frontside 180


Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 307
City: Winter Haven

PostPosted: May 06, 2013 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can winch in my backyard at a moments notice and have multiple rails out there plus always have my brother to ride with so we go just about every day.
_________________
---------------------------

-Kyle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wakethecape
Ollie
Ollie


Joined: 10 Nov 2010
Posts: 61
City: Philadelphia

PostPosted: May 06, 2013 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me winching is the most practical way to ride. The nearest cable is a sesitec 3 hours away that went in a year ago. My dad has a boat I could use, but I don't have money to throw down on boat gas very often. Plus, if you're trailering your boat like I would have to do it's the same amount of work as taking the winch out of your trunk and carrying/wheeling it to the spot. I mostly just ride flat water spots 'cause there's no other spots near me. It's also a way more laid back setting than boat or cable.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
GnarShredd
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 24 Jan 2009
Posts: 1528
City: St. Petersburg

PostPosted: May 07, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11RANDOMNESS, Living the dream. I'd ride every day if that was my setup. That's my goal for my next house. Some kind of pond big enough for a winch and maybe eventually a 2.0. Boats are too much work, haha.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Culp
Frontside 180
Frontside 180


Joined: 05 Oct 2006
Posts: 291
City: Louisville

PostPosted: May 07, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have an idea of what it takes to put in a 2.0? money and logistically
I know they haven't been around for that long but how much longer till used ones start poping up for sale?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
11RANDOMNESS
Frontside 180
Frontside 180


Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 307
City: Winter Haven

PostPosted: May 07, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Culp, this is straight from the siestec website.

What is the price of a System 2.0?
In the USA and Canada the System 2.0 starts at $30,900 (USD) plus any applicable taxes. Shipping is not included in the price of the system. Contact one of our staff members to get a customized quote on the System 2.0, additional options, and shipping to your location.

Also I don't think used ones will come up very often considering most of them go to cable parks.

GnarShredd, We just live on a lake and have a nice sandy beach, we set up the winch on the dock and run parallel to the shore. Allot like the set up the guys at Lake Picket have except with a sandy beach Very Happy

_________________
---------------------------

-Kyle
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
GnarShredd
Backside 180
Backside 180


Joined: 24 Jan 2009
Posts: 1528
City: St. Petersburg

PostPosted: May 08, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

11RANDOMNESS, Sounds killer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
southpaw
Frontside 180
Frontside 180


Joined: 22 Sep 2008
Posts: 353
City: Houston, Texas

PostPosted: Jun 04, 2013 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: why Reply with quote

dirtyohioriver22 wrote:
why doesn't everyone have a winch?

reasons?

what would you pay for a winch


If I had an extra $800 I would build my own, but unfortunately that's a lot of money to me. I am also lucky to know a few friends with winches, which we definately don't use enough. It's usually me bringing the winch stoke and trying to winch. It's definately on my list for this year to winch more gaps.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
POPTART
360 flip
360 flip


Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Posts: 7582

PostPosted: Jun 18, 2013 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am making a 2.0 winch. Its going to be about 25,000 less than a 2.0 system.



_________________
https://vimeo.com/moontowerco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Gnarly Dancer 42
360 flip
360 flip


Joined: 21 May 2007
Posts: 5116
City: kalamazoo

PostPosted: Jun 18, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be insane Shocked


how sure are you that you can make it work?

_________________
http://www.stickandflick.com

http://www.kearnsmedia.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
POPTART
360 flip
360 flip


Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Posts: 7582

PostPosted: Jun 18, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In theory I have it 100% nailed. I just have to make it and try it.

You shouldnt have to overkill a 2.0

If a winch can pull someone with a pully in one direction why not two?

The cable is dangerous. You can't safely distribute a system that requires that kind of tension.

_________________
https://vimeo.com/moontowerco
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Wakeskating.com Forum Index -> Winching sponsored by Pulldozer.com All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

Add To Favorites

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum



Wakeboards - Wakeskate Videos - Wakeboarding - Wakepics - Complete Longboards
             

Copyright 2002-2010 - Wakeskating.com - All Right Reserved
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group