Below are stories in the SendtoNews archives that indicate Wakeboarding as their primary category:
In the 1980's a new water sport called Wakeboarding was developed. It is similar to snowboarding, however the rider is towed along while riding on a wakeboard. The activity has attracted a large following of enthusiast. Inexperienced individuals can learn some tips for purchasing equipment below.
The riding style of an individual will determine what gear they can use in the sport of Wakeboarding. Squared edges are ideal for beginners because it gives them more stability. Once they gain more experience, they can upgrade to rounded edges. This allows them to gain more speed when they want to jump.
The conditions of the water can effect one's performance. When beginners are Wakeboarding, their boards should be equipped with fins. These components allow them to steer in any direction. Rougher water will require bigger fins, which create a suction effect that keeps them stable.
Boots are very important because they bind the riders feet to the board. When Wakeboarding, the riders have to make sure they are snug without being too tight. Neglecting this can lead to broken legs. It is recommend that they try them on at a local store before making a purchase.
There are many exciting surface water sports, but few offer an adrenaline rush like Wakeboarding. This is an intense activity that test a rider's courage and ability. In order to avoid injuries, they must have reliable equipment. Beginners should take into account their riding style, types of fins and boot tension to be successful.