Looking for a new wakeboard, though feeling a bit overwhelmed? We get it!
There are so many brands, sizes and styles of boards and so much terminology thrown into descriptions you need a degree to make sense of it all.
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Meanwhile, check out our cheat sheet to wrapping your head around the differences in wakeboard sizes and the type of terrain they are made for.
As a general rule, smaller sized boards will be easier to spin and maneuver in the air. However, the shape and construction of each board will play a part in how it rides. With less surface area, a shorter board won’t float as high in the water, increasing drag and making it feel slower. This means more energy is required from the rider while edging.
With less surface area, landings can become more abrupt. It is also easier for the nose of the board to dip into the water.
We suggest smaller sizes for experienced riders who like quicker edging boards and something that might spin faster in the air.
Larger sized boards are longer in length and wider which provides greater surface area. The board will sit higher in the water causing less drag and softer landings. Off the wake, larger sized boards will tend to create better lift, however will be harder to spin while in the air.
For beginners, we do suggest riding a larger sized board as they will find the more buoyancy the board has, the easier it will get out of the water and provide more stability.
There are no “one size fits all” sized wakeboards, however we suggest sizing the board to suit the largest rider. If you have young children, it might be best to purchase a board for the children and one for adults/ teenagers.
You are going to want a durable board and most probably a bit of a softer flex throughout the construction. Why? Well, hitting obstacles can wear down the fiberglass base quicker compared to a tougher material such as Double Up’s Dyna6 Park base.
A softer flex pattern can also help reduce the impact of landings from kickers and allow the rider to press the board on rails.
Cable park riders tend to use larger boards which help with softer landings from kickers. The larger contact area also give increased stability on on rails.
Having a board with a rigid center will gain greater lift off the boat wake, while a softer core designed for park riding can absorb the energy off the wake resulting in less lift.
Cross over boards are available and tend to have a stiffer construction with the addition of the durable base materials.