What angle should wakeboard bindings be set at?

Should wakeboard bindings be tight?

HOW SHOULD YOUR WAKEBOARD BINDINGS FIT? Wakeboard bindings should be tight around your feet, but not so tight that they are uncomfortable and cutting off your blood supply. Like snowboarding boots, you want them to be snug, so your feet aren’t slipping around in them when you move.

How tight should your wakeboard boots be?

Your wakeboard boots should fit snug around the foot, but should not be so tight that they’re uncomfortable. Most wakeboard boots can fit a variety of foot sizes, however, more advanced boots often come in a single size.

How wide should your feet be on a wakeboard?

This outward angle of the boots is referred to as a ‘ducked’ stance in wakeboarding. Through my years of experience as a professional rider and coach I have found that a solid starting stance angle is 12 degrees ‘ducked‘ if riding with a stance width of slightly wider than shoulder width apart.

What to do if you fall on a wakeboard?

Do your best to paddle out of the landing zone and then get yourself situated, then start to adjust your gear and remove your board to allow you swim better. This is the thing that newbies get wrong most often. When they fall, they immediately go to take their gear off, blocking the way.

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Is there a front and back to a wakeboard?

When wakeboarding, you stand perpendicularly on your board, with one foot in front and the other in the back. Riders who stand with their left foot in the front and their right foot in the back are known as regular. The stance is called “regular” because it is the most common position for wakeboarders.

Do you need boots for wakeboarding?

For an easier ride, you should invest in a board with a continuous rocker. Don’t forget to get yourself a pair of wakeboarding boots, properly known as bindings. You can’t just wear any old pair of boots, they have to be locked into place during your ride on your wakeboard.

What are the four categories of wakeboard bindings?

Wakeboard bindings generally come in four main types:

  • Sandal bindings (not common, but we will cover anyway).
  • Open-toe bindings.
  • Closed-toe bindings.
  • Step-in bindings. (A variation of closed-toe, but worth discussing separately)

What size wakeboard do I need?

Wakeboard size chart

Rider Weight (lbs) Rider Weight (kg) Wakeboard Length (cm)
90 – 150 40 – 65 130 – 134
130 – 180 59 – 82 135 – 139
170 – 250 77 – 113 140 – 144