The Wakeboard takes an important place in the identity and origin of Spotyride. Rich in thrills, practicable at sea, in lakes, ponds… In short, on any water spots, wakeboarding is one of the extreme aquatic sports. Therefore, it is important to us to help you in the learning and discovery of this nautical activity. We will see together how to choose your board that will get you through your sessions.
As usual, if you’re a beginner and you intend to get started in this water sport, we advise you first of all to rent equipment that will allow you to check that the targeted gear is the most suitable for your practice.
Define your practice:
It is important to take a board suited to the targeted aquatic sport. For example, practitioners towed by boat will have boards with fins that are not usable in Wake Park, because it makes the passage on the ramps impossible. Unlike surfing, fins are usually cast from the board. Consider differentiating between the two models for adapted practice. In addition, a motorboat-towed offshore practice board will be slightly larger than in wakepark, about 2 to 4 cm on each side.
Most important features of your board
Remember to ask for boards with a lot of flex regarding your level, which will leave you a greater margin of error during your maneuvers. Flex stand for the flexibility of your board. A very rigid board with less flex is often used for the practice of wakeboarding on boats, for greater nervousness and for better projection when launching tricks.
The choice of the Stance is important because it will define your comfort on the board. The stance defines the space and position of your feet on your board. It is important to have a stance at least wider than the width of your pelvis. For snowboarders, you should be familiar with the foot spacing reproduced on your snowboard.
Size of the board :
The open shoes allows a margin of high sizes, and therefore allow several people to use them. A beginner practice is required for these shoes, we advise you to pass directly on closed shoes during your time on modules in wakepark to practice wakeboarding safely.
If you are a beginner, do not hesitate to choose more flexible shoes that are less violent for the ankles, more permissive and much more suitable for initiations. For a more nervous and violent practice recommended to experienced practitioners, rigidity is sought.
Similarly, opt for high shoes for better support if you have fragile ankles. Low shoes can be rough on corners and require a good experience and knowledge of sliding sports, more from the perspective of improvement than learning. Of course, the neoprene slipper can be worn as a supplement for better foot protection.
Now that you have your board, you are closer to the championships, and soon to the title of world champion ! All you have to do is find the cable park closest to you !
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