Let’s talk the best ballast options for your boat.
Well friends, the “weight” is over! The season is upon us.
Dropping some quick knowledge here on how to properly weight your boat for wakeboarding and wakesurfing.
If you don’t have a stock/integrated ballast system, you might be in the camp that needs to add more weight your boat in order to get the wake just right. Even if you do have an integrated ballast system, you might still want to take things to the next level and add some additional “umpf” to your wake or wave.
First things first (I might date myself here a little bit with this analogy), please please PLEASE don’t turn your boat into a Penny Racer. For those of you who were born after the ’80s, please reference this picture below.
Wakeboarding technology and pricing has come a long way. Advancements in one means increases in the other, and today’s tech is well worth the money.
Ronix 2019 One Time Bomb Core w/ Fuse Stringers
This luxe little number is the result of years of the Danny Harf’s accumulated knowledge and influence. The One Time Bomb will cost ya six hundo. What you get is an incredibly board that delivers explosive snap and an effortless release off the wake.THIS BOARD IS THE BOMB >
Hyperlite 2019 Riot Nova
Bruh. We’re talking about a certified weapon on the water. With the Nova Core and new Nova Carbon Pop Top, the Riot is so light and lively you won’t have a care in the world you just dropped over seven hundred bucks. Real talk.NEED THE NOVA >
Ronix 2019 RXT
Well, well, well…what do we have here? An eight hundred dollar wakeboard that has so many secrets that even we don’t know what’s inside it. You want it. We want it. The prevailing feedback that we’ve received after selling dozens of these boards is, “It’s totally worth the money.” #RXTGANG is a movement.
Get Buck with BuyWake
Wakeboards with 3-stage rockers feature two distinct bend points and three distinct planes on the bottom of the board. They’re distinct from continuous rocker wakeboards in that they respond with more bucking/explosive/vertical pop, while the pop offered by continuous rocker wakeboards can be characterized as more “horizontal” than “vertical.” Read on to discover our picks for the top 3-stage rocker wakeboards for 2019.
Liquid Force 2019 Remedy
How does Harley Clifford win almost every contest he enters? Years of practice and dedication, of course, along with a little help from the Remedy. With an aggressive 3-stage rocker and triple concave flowing into the venture quad channels, this board will take you and your riding straight up.
We packed up the truck early and ripped out of ATL around 5:00 AM for a quick stop in Valdosta to slap hi fives with the homies at Valdosta Wake Compound. If you get a chance to swing through, make sure you’ve got your board with you because this place needs to be on your bucket list!
We landed in Orlando around 2:00 PM and were able to squeeze in a little round of golf on the front 9 with Jeff Langley and Marc Rossiter. Thanks for the laughs, fellas. We look forward to a full round of golf with you guys soon!
Fast forward to 5:00 PM and we pull into Orlando Watersports Complex, the hub of pretty much all cable riding in Orlando. Talk about being BLOWN OUT! White caps everywhere, but it wasn’t enough to keep folks from ripping!
After a powwow about what was to come over the next few days, we were able to crack some cold ones and chow down on some tasty pizza. Much needed after being on the road and getting some laps in at O-Dub.
We got to have a nice surf session with other retailers in our territory testing the ’’18 surf lineup, as well as Hyperlite’s Varial surf shapes! Later on that afternoon we sat in on a product clinic from Hyperlite’s Brand Manager Tom Curtin and Varial’s Brand Manager Parker Borneman. Thank you guys so much for going through the line with us, it’s hard to pick a favorite!
We packed up early and headed South towards Satellite Beach and paid a visit to the mad scientist’s workshop. He’s the man behind several iconic board shapes from Hyperlite/Byerly: Scott “Butch” Bouchard.
We got to witness what goes into laying up a wakeboard from start to finish. Believe it or not, that shiny wakeboard under your feet has SO MUCH going on under the graphic. We’re thankful for the passion Butch and the other shapers put into what we get to ride. Mad respect, homies!
Biggest take-away we got from Hyperlite’s Shreducation 2018: FUN.
They are a brand focused on fun and trying to put a board under your feet that compliments your riding style and push you to be a better rider.
We’re looking forward to continuing to do big things with Hyperlite! Stay tuned for something really unique starting in May!