Question: Why are wakeboards so expensive?

How much does a good wakeboard cost?

Most wakeboards cost between $200 and $400. This is the price range for the lower end models that most people prefer using. Others will cost as high as $900 such as the Hyperlite Riot Nova. Some boards come with fins and bindings, making them a complete package and worth the money.

Is it better to have a bigger or smaller wakeboard?

A longer wakeboard is easier to ride and will make for softer landings because of the increased surface area. Also, it will give you more control because of the larger surface area. However, because longer boards are heavier, you have to work harder with air tricks.

What size wakeboard do the pros ride?

Most pros are riding around 140. Definitely understand both above posts. I was just curious on the smaller boards, I would never attempt to ride anything smaller than a 138. But I am strongly considering the 138 hoping to have a little bit of a lighter board and still maintain a fast board.

How big should your wakeboard be?

Wakeboard Size Chart

Rider Weight (lbs) Wakeboard Length (cm)
< 100 < 130
90-150 130-134
130-180 135-139
170-250 140-144

How hard is it to learn to wakeboard?

Wakeboarding will certainly give you your fix and is relatively quick to learn. Unlike most other watersports, wakeboarding has a satisfyingly steep learning curve and depending on your confidence and previous board experience, you can be popping ollies and carving up a watery storm even on your first go.

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Do you need boots to wakeboard?

For an easier ride, you should invest in a board with a continuous rocker. Don’t forget to get yourself a pair of wakeboarding boots, properly known as bindings. You can’t just wear any old pair of boots, they have to be locked into place during your ride on your wakeboard.

Do wakeboards have weight limits?

Here are a few things you need to take into account: Weight is the most important factor when determining wakeboard size (see chart bel0w).

Wakeboard Sizing Chart.

Rider Weight (lb) Rider Weight (kg) Wakeboard Length
Up to 170lbs Up to 77kgs 134 – 140cm
Up to 190lbs Up to 86kgs 135 – 142cm
Up to 200lbs Up to 91kgs 138 – 144cm

Are wakeboards expensive?

If you have been around wakeboarding for any length of time, you know there isn’t a lot of equipment you need to be able to wakeboard, but all the equipment is very expensive. … Fortunately, the list is short, but everything from the tow rope to the wakeboard boat will hit your wallet hard.

Are wooden wakeboards good?

Foam core wakeboards are stiff and generally recommended for boat riding or for big air at the cable park. Wood core wakeboards are flexible. They are excellent for rail-riding and fun all-around boards if you mostly ride at a cable park.