One of the most common reasons why wakeboards get injured so often is because they don't pay attention to their environment. If you live your whole life believing that your body is going to fall apart, that you're going to hurt, etc. Water skiing and wakeboarding are incredibly fun, but if you don't know what you're doing, you can hurt your back.
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For many ships and riders, 18-20 mph will be a. When you're on the move and your rider is ready, you can set your speed.
To go back and forth “regularly” behind the boat, wakeboarding tends to be more pleasant for the body than slalom skiing. Even making jump jumps on a wakeboard requires less effort than pulling a slalom from one side to the other.