Congratulations on looking to try a new watersport! Now that summer is here, the time is perfect for having some well-deserved fun at the beach or the lake. While some choose to rent watersport equipment, some are lucky enough to own their own boats so they can enjoy the water without any limits. If you are new to watersports and want to know what to look out for while buying your new items, we have put together a list of things to consider when
A Tower or A Pylon
Are you planning on buying your own stuff instead of renting? Well, you should first be looking for a boat if you don’t have one. If you do, a wakeboarding tower or wakeboarding pylon is what you need to keep yourself attached to the boat securely. Towers are bigger in size and a little bit harder to take down but they sure look really cool and since they go on top of the boat, take up very little space. However, Pylons are more affordable, portable and suitable for beginners. There are many websites selling wakeboarding products. Research before making a purchase to make sure you are getting quality, durable items.
The second most important thing to look for is a wakeboard itself. The beginner’s wakeboards are different than the advanced ones and even if you think you will be fine on an advanced wakeboard because you don’t want to buy a beginner’s only to buy an advanced one in the future, think again. It may be close to impossible for you to balance on the advanced board if you have never tried it before. Not being able to balance and fall may lead to injury and dishearten you from trying again. Before buying your board, go online and look up the best boards for beginners and read some reviews.
Buying your binders are just as important as the tower, pylons and the board. An unsecured binding can cause imbalance and harm so make sure they are not too loose or too tight. You should be able to move your ankles but not your feet. If you have ever snowboarded or waterskied before, you should know what we are talking about.
These are the products you will need to wakeboard. To assure maximum safety, always make sure your equipment matches your skill level and you have researched how durable the items are and some reviews of the specific product.