Best Wakeboard Boots

Best Wakeboard Boots and Bindings for 2020-2021

When it comes to wakeboard bindings, its rarely ‘one size fits all’. However, there is definitely a binding that’s out there for you. And with your specific preferences and riding style, you can whittle down your options from over hundreds of bindings. And we’re here to help. Your feet help direct the movement of your wakeboard, so you’ll want to find a best wakeboard binding that’s perfect for you.

You can find what we reviewed and what we think are the Best Wakeboard Bindings for 2020-2021 down below.

Safe riding!

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Our Top Rated Wakeboard Boots and Bindings

2020 Slingshot Space Mob Wakeboard Bindings

Sizes available (cm)9 | 10 | 11 | 12
Ability LevelAdvanced – Expert
FlexRemovable Tongues
LinerRemovable Liner
BaseplateDirect Connect Sole
Binding StyleClosed Toe
  

The Slingshot Space Mob Wakeboard Boots are a top-of-the-line boot designed for hard-charging riders who want a boot they can use with confidence in all aspects of the sport. A removable, cinch-tight liner slips in and out easily. The liner has been redesigned for easier entry and exit with the boot and is loaded with super soft padding that gives an ergonomic fit and extra cushion for those hard landings. The outer closure system features three Gummy Straps- one upper and two lower- for an ultra-secure and tight, yet flexible feel.

Powderheadz Rating

4.5/5

2020 Slingshot KTV Wakeboard Bindings

Sizes available (cm) 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Ability Level Intermediate – Advanced
Flex Soft
Liner Reflex Moldable Liner
Baseplate Direct Connect Sole
Binding Style Closed Toe

The Slingshot KTV Wakeboard Bindings are high-performance boots that will give you all the support you need when you’re ready to grab the line in the cable park. The KTV utilizes three Velcro straps which are light and strong to keep you secure and supported. You’ll have a bottomless base system which gives you a great board feel and maximizes transmission of energy. For comfort, your feet will be resting on the comfy EVA Footbed and be hugging the Reflex Moldable Liner with Anti-Slip Material so you’ll have a near customized fit that will keep you secure and stable when riding.

Powderheadz Rating

4.5/5

2020 Hyperlite Relapse Wakeboard Boots

Sizes available (cm) 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Ability Level Advanced – Expert
Flex Medium
Liner Heat Moldable Hyper-Liner EVA
Baseplate None
Binding Style Closed Toe | System

The Hyperlite Relapse Wakeboard Boots interface with the Pro System Binding allowing for a lightweight feel and maximum comfort. The lightweight EVA outsole and impact pods creates good cushioning under your feet and the custom insoles with arch support cradle your foot for maximum stability. They also feature a low cut cuff and softer flex to provide a solid amount of range of motion in the Pro System Binding line-up.

Powderheadz Rating

3.5/5

2020 Ronix Divide Wakeboard Boots

Sizes available (cm) 5-8.5 | 7.5-11.5 | 10.5-14.5
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Flex Medium
Liner Stage 1 Liner
Baseplate Baseless
Binding Style Open Toe

The Ronix Divide Wakeboard Bindings are very lightweight. Built with the Stage 1 Liner, you’ll have a light foam liner that is easy to sink your feet into and has lots of comfort to keep your feet feeling good. The Universal Tongue allows comfort for a wide variety and its footbed is soft and cushy for a smooth response. Built with Baseless Hardware, the Divide has a low profile design delivering excellent board control. Made for the beginner to intermediate level rider looking to head out and have a ton of fun as they confidently progress, the Ronix Divide Wakeboard Bindings consistently remains as a one of the top open-toe design wakeboard bindings out there.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Liquid Force Index Wakeboard Boots

Sizes available (cm) 5-8 | 8-12 | 12-15
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Flex Soft
Liner Comfort Liner
Baseplate N66 Chassis
Binding Style Open Toe

The Liquid Force Index Wakeboard Bindings are some of the most comfortable and user-friendly binders on the market, with a soft flex, Comfort Liner, and 3 levels of EVA Foam dampening. They are built for beginners and those of us who aren’t en route to competing in the next summer X-Games, the Liquid Force Index Wakeboard Bindings are worth a serious look.

Powderheadz Rating

4.5/5

2020 Liquid Force Transit Wakeboard Boots

Sizes available (cm) 5-8 | 8-10 | 10-12 | 12-15
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Flex Medium
Liner Control Liner
Baseplate N66 Chassis
Binding Style Open Toe

The Liquid Force Transit Wakeboard Bindings is an open-toe boot that features high performance closed toe aspects designed to advance your skills. The Dual Lace zones and the molded TPU backstay let the upper wrap comfortably and securely allowing you to push your personal limits. The Liquid Force IPX Chassis with Impact Foam cushioning provides a smooth, stable and comfortable ride.

Powderheadz Rating

4/5

2020 Slingshot Option Wakeboard Boots

Sizes available (cm) S/M | M/L | L/XL
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Flex Medium
Liner Gummy Straps
Baseplate Direct Base Mounting
Binding Style Open Toe

The Slingshot Option Wakeboard Bindings provide a balance between convenience, versatility and performance. The open-toed design allows riders of multiple sizes to use the same boot, making the Option a great choice for families, camps, rental fleets and casual riders. The dual-zone closure setup features a synch-tight lace system and an upper Velcro strap for a versatile fit that can be tightened or loosened with ease depending on the user.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Connelly MD Wakeboard Bindings

Sizes available (cm)9-10 | 10-11 | 11-12 | 12-13
Ability LevelBeginner – Intermediate
FlexStiff
LinerCush Liner w/ Shock Pads
BaseplateInfinity Plate System
Binding StyleClosed Toe
  

The Connelly MD Wakeboard Bindings are built to help you get your board to do just what you want it to do. The Cush Liner with Shock Pads eases the vibrations and shock when coming off those big landings. The Deep Heel Pocket ensures that you get the most energy out of each move and built in Achilles pads means that you’re riding comfortably and not bogged down by water trapped in the boots. High support equals high response, which helps heel-toe transitions as well as holding your edge up the wake for maximum boost. Built on the industry’s best fitting, lightest weight, strongest plate the MD boots are the ultimate connection between you and your board.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Slingshot RAD Wakeboard Bindings

Sizes available (cm) 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Ability Level Intermediate – Advanced
Flex Medium
Liner Removable Cinch Inner Liner
Baseplate Direct Connect Sole
Binding Style Closed Toe

The Slingshot RAD Wakeboard Bindings is a boot for all styles of riding and features a two-zone closure system with a synch-tight interior and one upper strap, providing the perfect balance between high comfort and high performance.  There are integrated upgrades both inside and out, including the Gummy Strap closure system, improved interior padding and HHD (heel hold down) technology and the completely reworked K9 mounting system.

Powderheadz Rating

4/5

2020 Hyperlite Team X Wakeboard Boots

Sizes available (cm)7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13
Ability LevelIntermediate – Advanced
FlexVery Stiff
LinerRemovable Heat Moldable Pro Liner
BaseplateAluminum Claw Mounting System
Binding StyleClosed Toe
  

The Hyperlite Team X Wakeboard Boots are driven by comfort and cushion built with EVA Heel Impact protection zones in the sole. The heat moldable Hyper-Liner and thermos formed tongue provide all the comfort you need in this stiff boot. With a taller cuff height, you’ll have all the support needed for an epic ride hitting the wake! Remember each System Boot is designed to work exclusively with the Hyperlite System Binding. Both boots and bindings are needed for use.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

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And there you have it! Our current list for the Best Wakeboard Bindings of the 2020-2021 Season. There are literally hundreds of Wakeboard Bindings out there and finding the right pair can be a challenge, so hopefully you agree with our choices. Do you think a certain pair of Wakeboard Bindings deserves a spot on our Top Rated Wakeboard Bindings  list? Let us know? Email us at info (at) powderheadz.com and we will do our best to give it a thorough testing! Need more tips?  Look below for a thorough guide on how to determine which Wakeboard Bindings are right for you. 

As always, happy riding!

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How-To: Buy the Best Wakeboard Boots and Bindings

There are a few things to consider when choosing Wakeboard Bindings. Wakeboard Bindings vary in flex, closure systems, and the way they attach to your Wakeboard. Keep in mind that there is no perfect, one-size-fits-all wakeboard binding. But getting the right wakeboard binding can vastly improve your abilities and skill levels quickly.

Before you consider purchasing a wakeboard binding (it can be a pricey investment), take time to familiarize yourself with what types of wakeboard bindings are out there and some of the terminology.

Flex:

Similar to Snowboard Boots, the stiffer your wakeboard boots are, the better speed and carving you get. The softer they are, the more maneuverability you’ll have for tricks. It really depends on your personal preference. Stiffer boots also give you more ankle support while you’re riding, while softer boots give you the ability to tweak your wakeboard while you’re landing tricks.

Wakeboard Binding Style:

For the best fit, its often wise to buy your own set of bindings even if you do share a wakeboard. Unlike snowboards, they are much easier to swap out on the boat between rides.

Open-Toe – Open-toe boots give your toes some breathing room and you’re able to stretch out a few more shoe sizes than a closed-toe boot can. They’re best for kids who are still growing or if you just plan on having a single board for your boat.

Closed-Toe – Closed-toe boots give you a more precise fit and therefore more control, leverage, and quicker heel to toe response. They can also keep your feet warmer which can be an issue if you plan on riding in colder climates.

System Bindings – System bindings are similar to Snowboard Bindings. With highback frames and ratchet straps across the ankles and toes, system bindings take a custom design boot and allows riders to further customize fit and engage the entire leg instead of the heel and toes.

Closure Systems:

Boa Lacing System – The Boa System is similar to the ones you find on snowboard boots. They are incredibly quick to tighten up and you don’t have to spend your time lacing up your boots.

Hinges – Hinges allow for an easy entry and exit from your boots. The hinge is located on the heel of the boot allows you to open it and flip a lever rather than entering through a narrow opening at the ankle.

Laces and Fasteners – the most common and efficient system

Velcro Straps – Another common and efficient system that doesn’t require tying any laces.

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And there you have it! Our current list for the Best Wakeboard Bindings of the 2020-2021 Season. There are literally hundreds of Wakeboard Bindings out there and finding the right pair can be a challenge, so hopefully you agree with our choices. Do you think a certain pair of Wakeboard Bindings deserves a spot on our Top Rated Wakeboard Bindings  list? Let us know? Email us at info (at) powderheadz.com and we will do our best to give it a thorough testing!

As always, happy riding!

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Best Wakeboards

Best Wakeboards for 2020-2021

If you marry the thrills of waterskiing, jetskiing, and snowboarding into one sport on some flat water, you end up with wakeboarding. It’s a great option to have in the summertime if you can’t hit the ocean with your surfboard or the mountains with your snowboard. To pick the best wakeboard, you should first take a look at its size. If it’s too small, you’ll sink and if its too large you won’t be able to maneuver very well. You should also consider what kind of rider you are. If you like riding the wake like a slalom-style skier, go for single tip. If you plan on riding your wakeboard like a snowboard, then search out a double tip wakeboard.

You can find what we reviewed and what we think are the Best Wakeboards for 2020-2021 down below.

Safe riding!

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Our Top Rated Wakeboards

2020 Hyperlite State 2.0 Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 125 | 130 | 135 | 140 | 145
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Rocker Type Abrupt Continuous Hybrid
Core Fiberglass | Foam
Base Type Standard
Mount Pattern M6 Inserts
Fins 2 1.3″ Disorder Fins

A complete entry level deck, the Hyperlite State 2.0 Wakeboard is an asymmetrical all ability level shape that advances your skills quicker with advanced shape technology. The asymmetrical design leverages your natural body positions to help give you a proper stance and assist in your carving ability. And the Abrupt continuous rockerline carves with small amounts of drag and hits the wake with the perfect amount of pop. The Hyperlite State 2.0 Wakeboard has been and proven to be the best choice for a rider looking to master the foundations of wakeboarding.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Liquid Force Classic Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 134 | 138 | 142
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Rocker Type Progressive Three-Stage Rocker
Core Polyurethane
Base Type Standard
Mount Pattern M6
Fins 2 molded-in fins

The Liquid Force Classic Wakeboard is a timeless design that’s extremely user-friendly. The aggressive 3-Stage Rocker will pop you up high and the Spiral V with a Double Concave Mid-Section gives you a soft landing. It also allows for quicker and smoother turn initiation and rolls while the quad vented channels at the tips lift you without hindering water flow, allowing you to maintain speed and hold at simultaneously.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Ronix Vault Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 134 | 139 | 144
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Rocker Type 3-Stage
Core Mod Pour
Base Type Low Friction
Mount Pattern M6
Fins 2 1.7″ Fiberglass Hook Fins

The Ronix Vault Wakeboard is an innovative design that maximizes what you’re able to do off the wake. By changing the profile, the Vault will get the most grip to the wake, giving you all the power you need to lift high off the water. The Toeside Fins give you a stronger and more stable edge hold by being longer, deeper, and closer to the thinned out Toe-side rail which sits deeper in the water which creates additional grip. And the heelside will have a rail that’s softer and fuller for a mellow transition and fins that are shorter for a quick release while allowing you to pull off some spin tricks.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Slingshot Nomad Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 145 | 150 | 155 | 160
Ability Level Intermediate – Advanced
Rocker Type Continuous Rocker
Core Vertically Laminated Wood
Base Type 0.7mm Ballistic Standard
Mount Pattern M6
Fins 4 .75″ x 6″ Wake Fins

If you’re looking for a single board that everyone- from first-timers to pro riders- will enjoy, the Slingshot Nomad Wakeboard is your board. It has inspired the birth of a whole new category of casual and more mellow wakeboarding. Its enhanced buoyancy makes it much easier to get up and stay up, giving you a leisurely, stress-free ride. And it’s Ballistic grade base gives it the durability you need to crash around the dock and/or rails.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Ronix District Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 129 | 134 | 138 | 143
Ability Level Intermediate – Advanced
Rocker Type Three-Stage Continuous
Core Foam
Base Type Standard
Mount Pattern M6
Fins 4 Fiberglass 1.0″ Ramp Fins

The Ronix District Wakeboard is a great wakeboard that you can evolve with as it’s made for beginners but can hang with those who eventually get more advanced skills in their riding. It provides a good grip and release tech that provides enough traction without too much resistance. And the variable rails will help you with your jumps and turns.

Powderheadz Rating

4/5

2020 Liquid Force Trip Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm)130 | 135 | 139 | 144
Ability LevelBeginner – Intermediate
Rocker TypeContinuous Rocker
CorePrecision PU Core
Base TypeStandard Base
Mount PatternM6
Fins6

The Liquid Force Trip Wakeboard is a tried and true classic shape that continues to impress. It has a smooth, forgiving feel and its durability make it an unmatched entry level all terrain board for beginners and mid-level riders looking to advance their riding that won’t break the bank.

Powderheadz Rating

4.5/5

2020 Hyperlite Franchise Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 128 | 134 | 138 | 142
Ability Level Beginner – Intermediate
Rocker Type Continuous
Core Fiberglass Foam
Base Type Standard
Mount Pattern M6
Fins 4 0.8″ Poly A-Wing

The Hyperlite Franchise Wakeboard has an innovative shape with a continuous rocker that allows you to really carve edge-to-edge while you’re at speed. It gives you that predictability when you pop off the wake so you know what tricks you can pull off mid-air. And the Tapered Channels and Dual Fin Configuration offers great board edge as you head to the wake and its thinner profile minimizes swing weight for simple rotation and inverted spins.

Powderheadz Rating

3.5/5

2020 Liquid Force Peak Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 138 | 142 | 146
Ability Level Advanced – Expert
Rocker Type Aggressive Three-Stage Rocker
Core Wood
Base Type LF Sintered Grind Base
Mount Pattern None
Fins None

Completely redesigned inside and out, the Liquid Force Peak Wakeboard features an all-wood core with a single concave into dual channel / concave tip. The Mid-body edge channels and a concave beveled edge complete the package to keep your performance in control and catch-free on any of your park’s features. It’s Nico Von Lerchenfeld’s premiere choice for its pop and durability.

Powderheadz Rating

5/5

2020 Connelly Reverb Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 131 | 136 | 141 | 146
Ability Level Intermediate – Advanced
Rocker Type Three-Stage Hybrid
Core System 80 Core
Base Type Standard Base
Mount Pattern M6
Fins 4×4 Molded fins + 2 Bolt on 1″ Plastic fins

The CWB Reverb Wakeboard is a favorite of the Connelly team and is made to work with anyone’s riding style. The Three-Stage Rocker is subtle and has a deep channel for maximum edge control. The board is prepared to send you flying behind the boat and touch down like a seasoned pilot.

Powderheadz Rating

4.5/5

2020 Ronix Parks Modello Wakeboard

Sizes available (cm) 134 | 139 | 144
Ability Level Intermediate – Advanced
Rocker Type Continuous
Core Mod Pour Foam | Modello
Base Type Dimpled Base
Mount Pattern M6
Fins 4 1.0″ Fiberglass Ramp Fins

The Ronix Parks Modello Wakeboard gets its vibe from golf balls of all places. It’s dimpled base creates a loose, playful, easy-going ride and is paired with a consistent, continuous rocker profile. The four fiberglass ramp fins can help bring you back down to the wake so you can take off once again. Be the Billy Madison to everyone else’s Shooter McGavin.

Powderheadz Rating

4/5

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And there you have it! Our current list for the Best Wakeboards of the 2020-2021 Season. There are literally hundreds of Wakeboards out there and finding the right one can be a challenge, so hopefully you agree with our choices. Do you think a certain Wakeboard deserves a spot on our Top Rated Wakeboard list? Let us know? Email us at info (at) powderheadz.com and we will do our best to give it a thorough testing! Need more tips?  Look below for a thorough guide on how to determine which Wakeboard is right for you. 

As always, happy riding!

Best Wakeboards | Powderheadz.com

How-To: Buy the Best Wakeboards

There are a few things to consider when choosing a wakeboard. Size, Ability Level, Rocker, Riding Style, etc. Keep in mind that there is no perfect, one-size-fits-all wakeboard. But getting the right wakeboard can vastly improve your abilities and skill levels quickly.

Before you consider purchasing a wakeboard (it can be a pricey investment), take time to familiarize yourself with what types of wakeboards are out there and some of the terminology.

Length:

The size of your wakeboard will depend on your riding style and your weight. Most wakeboards will have their own specific guidelines for their weight. A general rule of thumb is to buy the wakeboard suited for either the heaviest person in your group or the person who rides the most. It can be extremely frustrating if a board is not long enough that the rider can’t float over the wake.

Wakeboard Size Chart
Wakeboard Length Rider Weight
< 130cm < 100lbs
130cm – 134cm 90lbs – 150lbs
135cm – 139cm 130lbs – 180lbs
140cm – 144cm 170lbs – 250lbs
> 144cm 200lbs – 275lb+

Short Wakeboards – Some Wakeboarders prefer to ride a board that’s shorter than their suggested size because they are easier to maneuver and spin in the air as you flip around across the wake. However, they are generally slower and take more energy to ride on the water. Also, the shorter board has a much greater chance of the nose digging into to water, causing you to crash when you really don’t want to.

Long Wakeboards – Longer boards are generally much easier to learn on and therefore ride. They are also heavier and harder to work with if you’re airborne. Longer boards have an increased surface area which helps it sit on top of the water easier and you require less energy to keep it afloat.

Ability Level:

Beginner | Intermediate – Most of these wakeboards will have a continuous or shallow 3-stage rocker and geared for those who have never ridden before or ride occasionally.

Intermediate | Advanced – If you can cross the wake in both directions and can clear it, you’ll want one of these.

Advanced | Expert – If you can spin, invert, or just attempting new tricks, look for these. These wakeboards will have 3-stage rockers or aggressive continuous rockers and are less forgiving.

Wakeboard Rocker:

Continuous – Continuous rockers have a smooth, curved shape. They provide fast, smooth rides and allow you to turn easily. You can build up a lot of speed and height when you hit the wake and it will shoot you farther out into the flat water. Continuous rocker wakeboards are also great for carving on smooth flat water.

3-Stage – 3-Stage rockers will respond with more height when you hit the wake. They also feel a little slippery and loose on the surface water. It also can drag the water more than a continuous rocker, making your riding a bit slower.

Wakeboard Base Shapes:

Base Material – Nearly all wakeboards are made of either wood core or foam wrapped in fiberglass. Few will be made with graphite, but most likely, it will be fiberglass around foam. They  are cheaper, lighter, last longer, and are more durable, but don’t have the response or lift that wood core wakeboards do.

Channels – Channels are like long extruded fins on the bottom of the wakeboard that helps breakup surface tension

Concaves – Concaves are special dents on the bottom of the wakeboard that help creates lift and reduces suction so the board sits higher in the water

Featureless – Featureless boards have no fins or channels and makes the shape of the wakeboard dictate its performance on the water.

Grind Base – Grind bases were built due to the popularity of rail riding. The base is much stronger and has more durability to withstand the beatdown it gets from riding over PVC, Metal, or docks.

V-Shape Spines – V-Shape Spines are often added to wakeboards with 3-stage rockers to soften landings. They allow you to roll from edge to edge like some v-shaped boats do.

Fins:

Molded-in fins are stuck to the wakeboard and do not come off while removable fins can be unscrewed and, well, be removed. Most wakeboards will have molded-in fins towards the outside of the board and removable fins on the inside towards the center. Removing the fins will give you more options to change the type of riding you want to get out of your wakeboard.

Longer fins give you a more stable ride but reduces your ability to perform any tricks as the fins kind of anchor you into the water. They are more beneficial to beginners as they learn how to wakeboard but eventually you’ll want to remove fins or select another wakeboard.

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This is our current list of Best Wakeboards for the 2020-2021 Season.  However, there are tons more Wakeboards out there and we will be updating this list often with the most current information. Think we missed a Wakeboard and that there’s one that deserves a spot on the Best Wakeboards List? Let us know!  E-mail us at info (at) powderheadz.com.

As always, happy riding!

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