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Wakeboard Sizing

Wakeboard sizing is determined by the overall length of the board from tip to tail and is usually measured in centimeters. To select the proper size board, the primary variable is the weight of the rider. If the board is going to be ridden by a number people, it is generally best to use the weight of the heaviest wakeboarder. Rider height plays no role in wakeboard sizing. We generally recommend that beginner thru intermediate riders who are between two sizes select the larger size. For younger riders this helps add in "growing room" and newer riders usually benefit from the increased stability of larger wakeboards.

As a general rule, larger boards will provide more stability and allow a wakeboarder to ride away from some less graceful landings or loss of balance situations. Smaller boards are lighter and may be more agile and be better for spinning tricks but force the wakeboarder to stick the landing. By the time a rider is able to spin in the air, they will be able to select a board that fits their riding style and ability.

Other variables also influence wakeboard sizing. Some advanced wakeboarders ride at speeds in the mid to high 20's (in mph). Because the water is firmer at high speed, these riders may prefer a smaller size board. The shape (width, rocker, edge profile) can also effect sizing. At Wakeboards.com we list the manufactures weight recommendation on each product to help ensure you get the right size wakeboard.

             Wakeboard Sizing

Remember, wakeboard sizing information is intended as a guide. If you have a more detailed or specific question as related to a particular board or situation, please contact us and we will be glad to help you find the board that best suits your riding style. Here is a wakeboard sizing chart from our friends at Liquid Force Wakeboards. This chart can be used as a general guide for all Wakeboard manufacturers.

Wakeboard Size Chart

             Wakeboard Size Chart

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If you're ready to start looking for a new wakeboard, check out the links below to see great wakeboard packages to get started on.

Hyperlite Wakeboard & Binding Packages
Ronix Wakeboard Packages
Liquid Force Wakeboard Packages

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