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Wakeboards – Aiding to Your Adrenaline Rush

By Angie Turner Subscribe to RSS | June 11th 2012 | Views:
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What is a wakeboard?

If you are new to the world of surfing and water sports, then a wakeboard is what you need to know about. You need to have this equipment if you want to become a water sport junkie. A wakeboard is a board that is a mix between a surfboard and a snowboard. Started in the 80s, this sport has a huge enthusiastic fan base all over the world in coastal areas.

The nature of the sport called “wakeboarding” is that, people are pulled by boats along the surface of the water while they hang on to the rope that attaches them to the boat and try to balance themselves on a wakeboard as they ride on the “wake” of a boat or a jet ski.

Further tricks and acrobatics performed by the Wakeboards are mainly because the person on the wakeboard raises with the board as the board hits the wake of the boat.

This type of sport is obviously not for the faint-hearted as it requires tremendous powers of concentration and a minor lapse will result in serious injuries.

Some characteristics

Wakeboards are made up of fiberglass and light foam like carbon compounds. The fiberglass covers the foam part of the board. This gives the board sturdiness as well as the flexibility required for the board to stay afloat and accommodate the maneuvers an expert may wish to display.

• The length of the wakeboard is of vital importance as it controls the swift maneuverability and the stable smoothness of a ride. This should be selected with utmost care according to your style.

• The width of the wakeboards at the tip and the tail has to be same. If the width is small, it increases the speed of turning.

• You have to note the design of the under surface of the wakeboard. Concave channels provide a better lift off the water surface, fins make sure that the board’s direction remains stable

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