Choosing your ideal shredstick
17 march 2016
Choosing the perfect wakeboard mostly depends on what your riding style is. Do you prefer air tricks, slider or the best of both worlds? A riders who’s all about obstacles and sliders prefers a board with a lot of flex and stability on obstacles while air tricks need boards with loads of grip and soft landings. Below we’ll discuss the most important features of a wakeboard which will help you to make your choice!
Looking for grip
and air tricks? Look for deep and long channels! The grip of a board is mainly determined by the channels in the board. A board with deep and long channels really cuts into the water and results in loads of grip and explosive take offs!
We use three different cores
in our wakepark boards; solid core, hybrid core, and full wood core. The full wood core is the flexiest
which makes the board excellent for pressing on sliders at your local park. The hybrid core simply has the best of both worlds. It is a mix of Paulownia wood and PU foam. Boards featuring this core are flexy enough for parks and strong enough for the boat. Besides the core the thickness of the board is also an important factor in the board’s flex. The thinner the board the flexier it is!
In our boards we use three types of rockers
; The 3-stage rocker is for them with an aggressive riding style, the flat centre curve provides speeds and rail control. The continuous rocker gives a more smooth ride and makes turning easier because the board has less surface area. The third type is the hybrid rocker which is a marriage between the 3-stage and continuous rocker.