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How fast should the boat for kneeboarding go?

The appropriate boat speed for kneeboarding varies according to the experience level of the kneeboarder. But weight also plays a role, especially if you have children kneeboarding. Use the following weight-based speed guidelines as a starting point when kneeboarding:

  • For riders weighing 100 pounds or more, 20 miles per hour is an appropriate boat speed for kneeboarding.
  • For riders weighing 90 pounds, take the speed down to 18 miles per hour.
  • For riders weighing 80 pounds: 16 miles per hour
  • For riders weighing 70 pounds: 14 miles per hour
  • For riders weighing 60 pounds: 12 miles per hour
  • For riders weighing 50 pounds: 10 miles per hour
  • For riders weighing 40 pounds: 8 miles per hour

If you are introducing children to kneeboarding, check out the Ho Sports Electron kneeboard. It features a pop-up handle holder to make deep water starts easier, as well as a large, orthotic pad for comfort.

For expert advice on introducing children to kneeboarding and other water sports, visit your local Sun & Ski Sports shop.

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