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Learn Wakeboard Equipment and Wakeboard Equipment Tips
by: David Hagerman

Use a Wakeboard Equipment Guide to know Wakeboarding Requirements

If you are interested in wakeboarding, it is a good idea to have a wakeboard equipment guide at your disposal. When you get a basic idea about the important wakeboarding equipments, it would become easier to follow professional instructions to learn to ride a wakeboard.

It is good to start with the wakeboard itself. A wakeboard is a single ‘water ski’ board, slightly shorter and broader than a regular skateboard. A wakeboard comes with fixed wakeboard bindings to secure your feet when you are riding it or just standing sideways like as if on a skateboard. Since a wakeboard is generally made of light material, it can , turn faster, jump higher, flip over and pull off harder than what you have experienced with other sport boards. Hence, you need a great deal of balance for wakeboarding and performing stunts.

A wakeboard is affixed to a motor boat that tows the board and creates the wake at the same time. In appearance, it appears similar to a water ski boat although actually it is a lot heavier. If you watch a wakeboarding boat closely, you will also find it differently shaped meant for creating the wakes. It has a tower pole called pylon at its rear to which the wakeboard rope is generally mounted. The pylon prevents sliding and also balances the boat.

The wakeboard rope connects you to the wakeboarding boat. This wakeboard rope is tied to tower of boat at one end and the rider holds the other. However, as a rider you are not to hold the rope directly in your hands. Instead, it is tied to wakeboard handles, which you need to hold with both your hands. The wakeboard handles are aided with special grips to provide you a firm, non-slippage clasp. These are generally designed in a slightly carved elliptical shape with a smooth rubber surface.

The wakeboard bindings resemble a kind of boot that you put your feet into for riding the board. These attachments come with their own strapping that you must fasten tightly to avoid falling off while wakeboarding. If you do not like the idea of having any kind of shoes while on water, wake skates could be a good option for wakeboarding barefoot. These boards are shorter than other wakeboards and have foam or grip tape covering their surface for adhesive purpose.

Wakeboard vests or buoyancy vests act like life saving jackets to riders. You may wear wakeboard vests while wakeboarding to aid contact with the boat through the wakeboard rope. The closer you can get to the boat, better you can learn wakeboarding. The wakeboard vests also help you to save a lot of energy to hit the water regularly. Most wakeboards come with wakeboard fins for aiding your movement to a steered direction.

If you want to perform spectacular wakeboarding stunts and feats, you will have to ride the wake at a greater height. Wakeboard towers, which are cage like structures joined to the center of the boat, serve this function. The wakeboard towers are provided with high rope hooks that provide you elevation and give you scope to jump up into the air more often and stay airborne for a greater time. Sometimes a wakeboard rack is attached to a tower to keep your board safely out of the way.

Wakeboard helmets are counted among the most important safety devices needed for wakeboarding. You require wakeboard helmets even more during air stunts when you need to protect your head from a hard hit in the water surface.

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