Better than Santa’s Workshop

The elves have been busy this year, but then so have the design pros at Hyperlite

As you clear out the garage to make room for any goodies Santa may bring, be sure to save a little space for new watersports gear. After all, winter is the best time to perfect your daydream game so that when spring rolls around, you’re ready to hit the water and make good on those resolutions to catch air. Greg Nelson, wakeboarding expert for Hyperlite®, shares some tips for finding the perfect setup before hitting the water.

Beginners: All of today’s boards are good, so concern yourself with bindings. Make sure they are easy to get into and comfortable when standing. Remove your socks and put your feet in a few to feel what fits best. Many of today’s boots allow for a range of different shoe sizes, so you can share the board with family members. If this is your plan, get the larger board. Smaller riders can manage a larger board, but larger riders have difficulty even getting up on a smaller board. 

Experienced Athletes: You already know your ride style and you have experience on a couple of setups. Now is the perfect time to dial in that dream ride. Stay away from boards with tons of channels, ridges and bumps. Subtle and clean features ride better and don’t require you to adjust your skills to match. For boots and bindings, try on as many as you can. Just wear flip-flops to the showroom … even if it’s not quite warm yet!

Visit hyperlite.com to see the full array of adrenaline-fueling gear.

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