Things to consider when buying a wakeboard:
- Height is not a factor
- The chart is intended for beginning riders. As you progress, skill level, riding style, and board model will definitely play more into your decision.
- A beginner will find it easier to get up (out of the water) on a board that is longer because it has more surface area, but you want the proper size when you are riding. Example: Once you get up on a board, it’s like riding a bike!
- For a family board, look in the 135-139 range, as it is the most common for all body sizes.
|Rider Weight||Board Length|
|Up to 90lbs||119 – 122cm|
|Up to 100lbs||121 – 124cm|
|Up to 110lbs||122 – 126cm|
|Up to 130lbs||128 – 132cm|
|Up to 150lbs||131 – 136cm|
|Up to 170lbs||134 – 140cm|
|Up to 190lbs||135 – 142cm|
|Up to 200lbs||138 – 144xm|
|200lbs +||140cm +|
MORE SIZING INFO AND HOW TO SET UP YOUR WAKEBOARD
Getting the proper sized wakeboard and bindings is very important when you are on the water. A wakeboard that is too big will feel heavy and hard to maneuver, while one that is too small will sink further into the water and feel somewhat unstable. Bindings are the most important part of your whole wakeboard setup. They are what give you the most comfort or the most pain. You want to find bindings that are not too loose and not too tight. We always tell people that you want them snug enough where your feet do not move around, but you don’t want them too tight where your feet fall asleep within the first 10 minutes of riding.
Proper Stance on the Wakeboard
When it comes to mounting your bindings on a wakeboard, most people have never been taught the proper way. It is important to start off with a wider stance when learning, and then adjust it once you are comfortable on the board. The reason we start off with a wider stance is because it gives more stability. For most people, it will feel weird, which is why you learn how to get up and ride a little – then adjust it from there. Most people usually ride one screw hole in from each side of the board, and their stance is a little ducked out. By ducked out, we mean the feet are angled outward just a bit.
If you feel pressure on either or both knees, or on the outside of your feet, chances are your feet are parallel or straight on the board and you need to angle them outward a little more. Try wakeboarding with several different stances to find out what works best for you. Don’t remain with your board set up the way it is because someone else set it up for you. You will find that a comfortable stance allows you to ride better.