hello live Matt go from house comma me with Chris Binks from liquid force how you doing Chris I'm good all right um thanks for inviting us out thanks for being here yeah he's been walking us through the entire like 2018 liquid force line and chris has a really good system in formula for how to buy a wakeboard the one common question and one video that actually gets a lot of views on our youtube channel is how to buy a wakeboard part one and we have like a pretty extended long version but Chris has a very condensed formula that works really well how Chris how do people buy wakeboard so you're saying there's four different things one of those four things and how can they attribute to someone who's a novice an intermediate or an advanced level rider well that's a great question so if you look at anything on the house.com website if you look at all the way Ford's really they're just various combinations of four things and the first one is going to be the rocker we're getting twice curvature of the board well that's gonna be what is the shape and the width of the tip and the tail God does it have multiple fins at either end and and what shape are those so those are all very tangible things you can look at just click on site you'll be able to see the different scriptures and then the last thing is how stiff is the board is it is it a soft beginner board or is it more a stiffer board for more performance-oriented drink got it so the first the first attribute you said was the rocker like the profile shape the generally there's there's two different shapes there's continuous and there's three-stage and others 1505 stage but what what does each one of those do for a rider so what rocker does is a lengthwise curvature of the board right so rocker gives you the ability to drive the board around to initiate a turn and help that board release from the top of the wake so two different types you have continuous rocker on the trip board that you have means that curvature is the same degree all the way through the board so usually on more beginner intermediate boards very easy to driver on the lake and also provides a very stable feel for that rider got it so when you so when you put the board on like a flip flop ground it kind of teeter-totter like a rocking chair that's exactly right exactly the second style is what you're seeing here which is a three stage rocker which I say is more term more shaped like a skateboard I'll add in the middle and then kicked up on the tip and the tail the flat area in the middle so say between this point and this point actually acts as a gas pedal because then you have a flat surface board on a flat surface water it's very efficient it's very fast so I call the flat surface on a three-stage rocker this is your gas pedal so if it's flats give me a lot faster than continuous exactly the flip side to that is flat also can be a little bit more slippery okay so that's that's the trade-off so speed a little bit more slippery continuous rocker a little slower but very stable got it so continuous rockers most likely for novice to intermediate and then three-stage intermediate to advanced mostly yes perfect and then this is the same big attribute you said was the nose and the tail style shapes right yes so all the board's are gonna be symmetrical end to end so it doesn't matter with your right foot port or left foot forward you're gonna you're getting the same shape either way coming or going yeah then you have two different shapes that are gonna determine how the board feels as it comes off the lip of the week okay your your board the trip has more of a rounded off tip and tail so the idea there is that that board actually releases more smoothly from the lip of the waken places you into the air whereas the classic board that I have is more of a 90 degree blunted wide tip and tail the wider and more blunted that tip and tail is the more explosive a stronger pop feel that's gonna happen after that's a rider reaches a hip of the week god I suppose so this is more for advanced riders just more for an avant novice and if it's kind of like a blended a little bit more blended that's for that intermediate level right exactly cool and then we have the channels right or the fins in the in modal channels yes so you have the all the board's are gonna have some channeling on the bottom we'll pay attention here is what kind of outside fins what kind of fin setup does it have on either end so almost all the boards are going to have multiple fin setups the multiple fins do one of two Thor they do two things for a beginner intermediate rider they're gonna provide a tracking feature to help that bar to run more down the lake okay for an advanced rider it's going to help that board when it's put up on edge it's going to help keep that board edge set down in the water so you're getting more power out of it okay in heading right to the way correct okay and then um and some some boards have a removable face why would someone want to remove their fins all in feels so beginner intermediate rider like the trip is going to have a shorter deeper outside fins more for tracking and then a large center fin so this rider once they get comfortable might want to try something that feels a little bit more loose or if you're gonna try to do some of those surface 180 tricks removing the center fin will loosen the board up a little bit okay or an advanced rider they're probably gonna know I want a loose feel I want a track II feel you can ride them with or without the center fin God and then lastly is the Flex soft medium flex and then super stiff exactly how does each one benefit a riding ability so as we've discussed got all these boards are bending and flexing they're alive when you're riding them so a beginner intermediate board are usually made with biaxial fiberglass which is a little bit softer which means as you're riding the board the pressure of the water the energy is actually going to kind of bend that board up a little bit so what that translates into is if you're out on a on a rough water day that board is actually going to absorb the waves and kind of you know and and soften the ride for the rider yep that being said you have on the other end of the spectrum a really stiff board let's say a triaxial fiberglass or some of these other vector netting some of these other components yeah when you have a stiff board the board will then resist that pressure of the water and transition that energy into speed aha the flip side of that is you wouldn't want to write it on a rough day because the board becomes less forgiving yeah absolutely no for for the average rider out there who just wants a board or like a family who wants to get a board kind of for everybody well what kind of deck should they get with those for me you know so for a and everybody one board to vote for everybody probably more of a continuous rocker shave okay be something with a rounded tip and tail okay definitely multiple fins but probably shorter and deeper more for tracking grant and then a softer layup so it's more forgiving god no how about an intermediate level rider who's kind of like getting into jumping a little bit then you'd probably want to go again maybe with the continuous rocker shape so the board is very easy to easy to ride try to look for something with a little bit more blunt tip and tail so it's going to have the rockers going to give you a nice smooth approach nice stable approach but then the tip and tail is going to give you that stronger feel to it maybe something with a little bit longer shallower phenolics here so you're gonna able to hold that edge in a little bit okay and you can still either go with a buy ax or a Triax fiberglass just depending on what you find right and then lastly for the expert rider who just wants to send it to the flat what should they do you probably already know what they're looking for but what do you think they should be looking for I would definitely say go with something with a three-stage rocker so that big accelerator pedal yeah in here so that's going to give you your speed of blunt wide tip and tail so you're gonna get explosive pop off the lip of the whig fin definitely on the outside something to help hold that edge in as you go and then a very stiff layup of the board so you're def boards gonna resist that water pressure and translate that into speed mansi units and you say so simply it really it really is it is it's a simple thing to do to buy a wakeboard but with so many different components you kind of broke it down for us so when you guys are out there looking at the the web pages look for those three or four main attributes which are the rocker shape the nose of the tail shape by looking at the pictures the fin style and then the overall flex exactly awesome man Chris is there anything else that people need to know get yourself aboard and hit the lake that's it just get out there rip it up haha thanks for having us good appreciate it thank you you know thank you guys for watching leave a comment question if you need help selecting a wakeboard leave that below otherwise uh click the link below in the description shoot out some liquid force stuff and subscribe to the channel dare check out more vids there and hopefully see you guys on the water good luck see you around peace

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