If you’re new to wakeboarding, there are several terms and concepts that you should learn. There are also several different types of wakeboards. Some of them are cable wakeboards, slalom wakeboards, continuous rocker wakeboards, or three-stage rockers. Understanding these terms will help you find the right wakeboard for you.
Ride a cable wakeboard
It’s very fun to ride a cable wakeboard at a cable park, but it can also be exhausting. Many riders try to stay on the water for as long as possible without taking a break, but it’s crucial that you make sure to take breaks to eat, rehydrate, and rest your muscles.
The cable runs continuously and stops only for safety and mechanical reasons. It’s important to watch your speed when riding the cable; if you’re not in control, you could crash into another rider. If you crash, don’t worry; you can drop the handle and swim back to shore.
Ride a slalom wakeboard
Whether you’re looking for a challenge or just want to have a good time, wakeboarding and slalom skiing are both fantastic ways to get on the water. Although wakeboarding is generally easier on the body, slalom skiing requires more strength and agility to complete. A slalom starts at 15 feet off the water and involves side-to-side pulling and jumping. You can try carving perfect turns and jumping across the wake. Those with experience can compete at different levels.
The first step in learning to ride a slalom wakeboarding is to learn how to adjust your boots and bindings. In most cases, you’ll start sideways to learn the proper position. This is because you’ll be using a different kind of board than you would for wakeboarding. You’ll also need to determine which foot is forward, and learn how to set your bindings.
Ride a three-stage rocker wakeboard
A three-stage rocker wakeboard is a hybrid of two different wakeboard styles. It has a middle curve that’s smooth, and a kick at each end that gives it extra pop. It is also the easiest and most forgiving to ride. It also provides a predictable release and consistent speed.
A three-stage rocker wakeboard has three different levels: a flat base, a steep nose, and a flat middle section. These three distinct levels help to maximize pop off the wake, and make landings easier. While a three-stage rocker wakeboard may be slow, it is ideal for riders who want to get high off the wake and do wake-to-wake tricks.
Ride a continuous rocker wakeboard
A continuous rocker wakeboard is a great choice for carving around on the water. Its continuous curve from tip to tail helps it maintain a fast speed and provides a softer landing. It is also more forgiving than a 3-stage rocker wakeboard. It is an excellent choice for big rampy wakes because of its fast feel and supple landing.
There are several main types of wakeboards. Choose one that will suit your riding style and skill level. A continuous rocker wakeboard is easier to control and maneuver while riding, while a three-stage rocker wakeboard is difficult to control.