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The Importance of Sizing A Wakeboard Properly

Jul 2, 2008
When you are wakeboarding, as is the case in many board sports like surfing and snowboarding, it is important to have the right size board. Sizing a wakeboard properly is very important to your stability and agility on the water.

Not only is it important to have the sizing of your wakeboard match your height and weight, but also you should be aware of what your particular riding style is and the wake that you most commonly ride.

Sizing Down A Wakeboard

The actual process involved in sizing a wakeboard is really quite simple, and there are a few pieces of information that are going to be valuable to you. For one, by sizing down with your wakeboard, it will seem as though the board is a great deal lighter and easier to spin with. This is ideal for advanced wake boarders who like to jump the wake and do tricks.

If you size down, however, landings will be more difficult to pull off and because it makes it a lot more difficult to catch and ride a wake, a small board is not the best choice for beginners.

Sizing Up A Wakeboard

On the other hand, if you size your wakeboard up, you will experience a slower and smoother ride, as a bigger wakeboard will move slower in the water and will not be as rough or aggressive. This is the best option for novices to wakeboarding because it allows them to get used to the stance position and the tactics involved in the sport before progressively making it more difficult and challenging.

The importance of properly sizing a wakeboard, regardless of whether you go up or down, is critical to your performance overall. If you are not sure how to size a wakeboard then the best idea is to get a professional to show you the ropes so that you can learn properly and do it yourself in the future.

You also need to consider the size of the rest of your equipment, namely your life vest and clothing, because you want to make sure that everything fits properly and that you are going to be comfortable once you get out there on the water.

As you can see properly sizing a wakeboard is crucial whether you are a beginner or a pro. Maintaining a proper stance on the wakeboard is also crucial, and when it comes to mounting your bindings on a wakeboard, it is important to start off with a wider stance if you are first learning, and then adjust it and tighten it in once you are feeling more comfortable.
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