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  • Throwback Thursday | Shawn Watson Wins the 1998 GShock Pro

    Shawn Watson Throwback ThursdayStarted from the bottom, and now he's here.

    It's Throwback Thursday time from Liquid Force and Nautique Team Rider Shawn Watson. Shawn's board, bindings, and boat have changed quite a bit since 1998, but he still goes huge off the wake with a ton of style. It's pretty amazing to see how the boards and riders have progressed over the last 20 years.

    Can anyone name the board he's riding on in 1998? Let us know in the comments section.

  • Bob Soven ROTY Rail Build | Video

    Watch Bob Soven, the 2013 Allliance Wake "Rider Of The Year" turn his dreams in to reality. This video takes us through the creation, build-out and destruction of his ultimate rail hit for the "Rider Of The Year" photo shoot. It's great to see one of the biggest names in wakeboarding getting his hands dirty and building rails and obstacles.






     

    We can't figure out if he's riding on the Liquid Force Super Trip or the Deluxe. What do you think?

  • Malibu Boats: Life Without Limits (Video)

    Here's a public service announcement from the fine folks at Malibu Boats. How do you live your #LifeWithoutLimits?

    Malibu Boats 2014 "Life Without Limits" from Malibu Boats on Vimeo.

    From Malibu: "We all get caught up in the hustle and grind of busy weeks with overwhelming schedules. Here’s a reminder to make your time on the water a priority this year and live your #LifeWithoutLimits. All of our tools and innovations allow you to disconnect, live in the moment and truly enjoy your boat." Malibu Team Riders: Chad Sharpe, Phil Soven, Amber Wing, Will Asher, Oli Derome and more give us a glimpse into what life is like when you have a Malibu boat.

    Malibu has continued a tradition of product innovation for 2014 with the introduction of the brand new LSV 23. The original running surface has not changed but the cabin space has been enhanced to provide a more comfortable time on the water. With the new WakeView lifting seat back, and massively deep storage, this boat has a truly new look and feel.

    The industry has raved about the stock wake performance of the 23 LSV due to innovations like the Hi Flo Plug and Play Ballast System, Power Wedge and of course the SURF GATE wakesurf wave enhancement device. The newest version of Malibu's SURF GATE has been upgraded for faster wave to wave surf transfers. Don't worry about not being notified of when the driver changes the wave. Malibu has added a audible horn on the transom and you can also order visual indicator light for the tower.

    *Don't want a stock surf wave? Here's our 2013-2014 Malibu/Axis HI FLO Plug N Play Ballast Kit so you can maximize your surf wake.

    We couldn't agree more with the Malibu mantra. Take the time this Spring and Summer to get out on the Lake or River with your friends and family! Time on a boat is always time well spent.

    Malibu Boats Wakesurfing

    Three Malibu Boats tied up

    Couple on Malibu Boat

    Amber Wing Malibu Boats

  • 5 Men's Wakeboard Packages Under $500

    Buying a wakeboard package is a great way to get the most bang for your buck. When you combine a wakeboard and bindings together you can save up to 40% off the price of buying them separately. With the cost of boating continuing to go up each year, we thought we would let you know about some great Men's Wakeboard Packages Under $500.

    Quality and performance doesn't always come with a big price tag. All of these wakeboard packages we're hand selected by our team and you can't go wrong with any of them. If you have any questions about picking the best one for your riding style feel free to give one of our experts a call at (888) 338-6085 or email us at sales@wakemakers.com.

    Ronix Vault/Divide Package

    Price: $349.99

    Ability Level: Beginner-Intermediate

    Hands down, the Ronix Vault with Divide Wakeboard Package is one of the best beginner wakeboard combos we've ever ridden! The Vault has a unique shape that gives riders more confidence when they are learning to toeside edge. Anyone who's been on a wakeboard before can tell you that toeside edging is often the hardest and most intimidating part of learning how to ride. When you couple the technology of the Vault with the comfort and highly adjustable fit of the Divide Bindings you get a game-changing wakeboard package at a great price. If you want performance and the versatility of a open toe binding all for under $350, the Ronix Vault with Divide Binding Package is second to none.

    Buy the Ronix Vault Divide Wakeboard Package

    Liquid Force Trip/Index Package

    Price: $339.99

    Ability Level: Beginner-Intermediate

    The Trip with Index is a staple in the Liquid Force line. This do-it-all shape was the first board for team riders Bob Soven, Collin Harrington and a bunch more. The aggressive, continuous rocker shape is designed to help you have fun on the water. The Index bindings offer you a smooth flexing upper and a Impact EVA footbed that gives you the protection you need to take your riding to the next level. A lot of people look at the price tag on the Trip/Index and think this board is strictly for beginners... think again. The Trip/Index is a great package for riders that prefer a more "locked-in" feel, because the longer center fins . To top it all off, the Trip with Index Wakeboard Package is the cheapest Men's Wakeboard Package we offer at $339.99.

    2014 Liquid Force Trip with Index Wakeboard Package

    Liquid Force Classic/Domain Package

    Price: $379.99

    Ability Level: Beginner-Advanced

    Classics never get old... One of the best-selling shapes of all time is back for another year. Designed by Shawn Watson and Liquid Force to be consistent and smooth behind the boat, the Watson is a timeless board with an aggressive 3-stage rocker. If you want a pro-model wakeboard without a pro-model price tag the Classic should be at the top of your list. The Domain bindings 3-strap velcro system gives you the option to adjust your bindings quickly and easily so you can spend more time in the water and less time on the swim platform. Built in J-bars lock your heels in place for amazing hold and quick board response. We like this wakeboard package for riders that are looking to get their wake-to-wake riding dialed and start learning tricks.

    Liquid Force Classic with Domain Wakeboard Package

    Ronix District/District Package

    Price: $499.99

    Ability Level: Beginner-Advanced

    When designer Mike Ferraro called this wakeboard the best shape he's put out in nearly two decades of wakeboard design, it created a lot of buzz in the industry. The District features a continuous rocker outer rail and 3-stage inner give it the best of both worlds. You get huge pop off the wake and a fast and consistent ride when on edge. By conforming to each riders particular style the District allows you to progress without out-progressing the shape. Enough about the board, lets dive into the bindings. The 2014 District wakeboard bindings offer the revolutionary Ronix fit at a more affordable price tag. This open toe-binding offers a 3-D molded tongue for support and hybrid Stage 1 & 2 liners that keep their shape over time. Ridden by Chad Sharpe.

    2014 Ronix District Wakeboard Package

    Liquid Force Fusion/Transit Package

    Price: $499.99

    Ability Level: Beginner-Advanced

    Designed for the weekend warrior who wants to save some cash without sacrificing on performance, the 2014 Liquid Force Fusion/Transit Wakeboard Package is a boat riders dream. The board features a hybrid 3-stage rocker for excellent kick off the wake and the variable edge rails give you a forgiving center rail and a sharper edging tip/tail. A fuller tip shape and double concave tail helps accelerate water flow and gives you better drive and pop off the wake. The Transit bindings are also loaded with new features for 2014, including Control Liners and a Dual Zone Lacing System. Riders of all ability levels can appreciate the versatility an Open Toe binding like the Transit can offer. To top it all off, the 2014 Fusion is approved by World Wake Park Champion: Mr. Tom Fooshee!

    2014 Liquid Force Fusion with Transit Wakeboard Package

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  • The Best Wakesurfing Web Videos of 2013

    Advancements in the boating industry helped make 2013 the best year ever for wakesurfing. New technology like the Nautique Surf System (NSS), Supra Boats Swell Surf System, and Malibu Surf Gate helped push the sport to new levels. As we look back on the year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of our favorite wakesurfing edits from 2013. We hope you enjoy and feel free to let us know about any edits that we missed in the comments section below.

    Land Locked with Chase Hazen

    Chase makes everything look easy on his 2014 Chase Sixer Wakesurf Board from Liquid Force. Filmed and edited by Patrick Wieland, this edit won the Tige MyWake Global Challenge in August for the Men's Pro Wakesurfing Division. Does your Tige Z3 put out a wake like this? If not, our ballast upgrade section can help you get that pro level wake quickly and easily.

    Land Locked featuring Chase Hazen from Patrick Wieland on Vimeo.

    Dominic Lagace Shred at Phucket Wakepark

    Dominic Lagace is another Liquid Force team rider that appears to be getting the most out of his Tige. If you enjoy world-class skim surfing and a breathtaking backdrop you're going to be a fan of this video. Lagace is riding his Liquid Force Doum Skim which is built for speed and massive airs.

    Dominic Lagace Shred at Phuket wakepark from [spot] on Vimeo.

    Wakesurfing in Mammoth Lakes with Tommy Czechin and Mike Morrissey

    After Tommy finishes up his half pipe shredding for the year he likes to hit the waterways at Mammoth Lakes with his Nautique 210 and TC Custom Skim Board.

     

    Phase 5 Media Shoot '13

    What happens when you take some of the worlds best wakesurfer's and give them 3 premium wakesurf boats and a private lake? The Phase 5 2013 Media Shoot. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this awesome edit from CB Filmz.
     

    Phase 5 Media Shoot '13: Part 3 - Phase 5 Wakesurfers from CB Filmz on Vimeo.

  • Choosing The Right Wakesurf Board

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    Over the past few years wakesurfing has become the fastest growing watersport for riders young and old. Nothing really compares to throwing in the tow rope and cruising behind the endless wave created by your boat.

    At WakeMAKERS.com we have a large selection of Wakesurf Boards and a staff that's friendly and knowledgeable. We try our best to use all of the product we sell, and if it's on our site there's a really good chance we've surfed it behind our shop boat. Our How To Guide on choosing a wakesurf board below should help you in your quest to find the perfect wakesurf board for you and the rest of your boat. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to give one of our wakesurf experts a call at (888) 338-6085 or email us at sales@wakemakers.com

    Board Length:

    Most boards range from 4' to 6' in length. There are benefits to both big wakesurf boards and small wakesurf boards and we will do our best to explain which one will work best for you.

    Big Wakesurf Boards 5' and up: Bigger wakesurf boards have more surface area, more float, and generate speed more easily. This makes them a great option for bigger riders and riders who are riding behind a smaller wake. The increased float also makes them a good option for beginners.

    Here's a list of bigger wakesurf boards we recommend:

    Ronix Koal Thruster Wakesurf Board in 5'1 and 5'7- From beginners to advanced riders, everyone can have fun on this playful and buoyant shape. Multiple fin adjustments give you the option to ride it with 3 fins for a tighter feel or a single fin for a looser and more playful ride.

    Liquid Force Nose Rider in 5'2 and 5'6- Designed for mellow cruising behind the boat, the LF Nose Rider is a great option for bigger riders and those with smaller wakes.

    Ronix Koal Longboard in 4'10 & 5'4- The Ronix Koal Longboard is a crowd pleaser! The unique design and large surface area make the Koal Longboard fast and surprisingly maneuverable for a longboard.

    Small Wakesurf Boards 5' and under: Smaller wakesurf boards are great for advanced riders and lightweight riders. These smaller boards are easier to maneuver and air out of the wave, making them the board of choice for most advanced riders. These boards don't offer as much surface area as bigger boards, so they usually require a larger wave with more push. Visit our ballast section if you need help building a larger wake.

    Here's a list of smaller wakesurf boards we recommend:

    Ronix Koal Power Tail Wakesurf Board in 4'5 and 4'11- The Koal Power Tail is one of the most fun boards we've ever ridden. This board delivers the speed and agility of a small board with the push of a larger wakesurfer due to the increased size of the tail.

    Liquid Force Chase Sixer Wakesurf Board in 4'4 and 4'8- Re-designed for 2015, the new Chase Sixer is faster and it offers a ton of different fin configurations. Ridden and designed by World Champion Wakesurfer Chase Hazen, the 2015 Sixer can handle anything you throw it's way.

    Slingshot T-Rex Wakesurf Board- The Slingshot delivers the best of both worlds. With the push of a longboard and the maneuverability of a short board, the T-Rex gives you excellent push for a shorter board without sacrificing any slashing ability.

    Skim or Surf Style:

    Most wakesurf boards come in two different styles: Skim Style and Surf Style.

    Skim Style boards are thinner and less buoyant. They are generally better for doing spins (180's & 360's) because they feature shorter fins and less overall resistance. We recommend skim style wakesurfers for more advanced riders because they offer less floatation and control. The Ronix One Carbon Skimmer and the Slingshot Skim Bender are both good examples of  skim style wakesurf boards.

    Surf Style boards are similar to their ocean counterpart. They are thicker, more buoyant and they feature longer fins for a more controlled feel on the wake. We recommend surf style boards for beginners because they are easier to learn on. The Ronix Koal Longboard is a good example of a surf style wakesurf board.

    Construction Styles:

    Compression Molded wakesurf boards are made using the same construction as a wakeboard. This makes them a great option for beginners because they are more durable than surf constructed boards. Compression molded boards tend to be heavier and less responsive that surf constructed wakesurf boards so they are generally regarded as a beginner board.

    Epoxy Fiberglass/Surfboard Construction boards are made from a foam core and covered in a layered glass. This makes the boards lightweight, but they are also much more fragile than compression molded wakesurf boards. The speed and performance of these boards makes them a favorite for more advanced riders.

    Hybrid construction is when a manufacturer uses a blend of construction styles. The Ronix Mellow Thrasher is a good example of this because it features a soft foam top and compression molded construction. These boards are great for beginners and kids because it offers them a forgiving platform to learn on. The performance is more sluggish than compression molded and surf constructed boards because the foam top dampens the reaction between your feet and the board.

    Rocker Lines: 

    Rocker lines play a big roll in how a wakesurf board rides behind the boat. In general, boards with less rocker ride smoother and faster on the water and boards with more rocker are a slower and tend to "drag" more.

    Rails:

    Just like a wakeboard, the rail on a wakesurf board gives you the "bite" or forgiveness you need. Boards with a thin rail offer more grab and response behind the boat and boards with a thicker rail are typically slower to respond to your body movement.

    Ropes & Handles:

    We can't emphasize enough how important it is to have a wakesurf specific rope for safety and for a more enjoyable riding experience. Using a wakeboarding rope is extremely dangerous, so we highly recommend spending a few extra dollars to get a wakesurf specific rope.

    Wakesurf ropes are usually 25ft. in length and they come in a few different styles:

    Knotted Ropes: Straight Line Knotted Surf Rope-$34.99

    T-Bar Ropes: Liquid Force Surf Rope T-Grip-$64.99

    Rope and Handle Combo: Ronix Bungee Wakesurf Rope W/Handle-$49.99

    We have a large selection of wakesurf ropes with or without handles available here.

    Boat Speed:

    We recommend starting your speed off at 10-11mph. If you're in very shallow water you may need to increase the speed in order to get enough push to drop the rope.

    Weighting Your V-Drive Boat for Wakesurfing:

    Want to surf without the rope? Of course you do. Click here for our guide on "Weighting Your V-Drive Boat For Wakesurfing".

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     Need more information on weighing your boat for wake surfing? Send us an email at sales@wakemakers or (888) 338-6085

  • My Dream Wake Package Contest | WakeMAKERS.com

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    WakeMAKERS.com is now carrying wakeboards, wakesurfers and other hardgoods and wants you to celebrate the expansion with them! Don't leave it up to Santa and his elves to deliver your dream wakeboard or wakesurf package - WakeMAKERS.com is giving two away for FREE with their “My Dream Wake Package” contest. All you need to do to (possibly) be a winner is pick out your dream 2014 wakeboard or wakesurf package from Liquid Force or Ronix and share it on social media. Sounds too easy right? Here’s the fine print:

    CONTEST RULES:

     

    1. Send an e-mail to sales@wakemakers.com and include your favorite Ronix or Liquid Force wakeboard package (board & bindings) from this page: http://www.wakemakers.com/wakeboard-packages or wakesurf package (board & handle): http://www.wakemakers.com/wakesurf-boards Don’t forget to add your name and contact information.

     

    2. After your email is sent, get on Facebook or Instagram ASAP. You’ll need to post a photo of the wake package you want with the tags @wakemakers and #mydreamwakepackage in the post.

     

    3. DUE DATE: To be entered in the contest you have to do step 1 & 2 by JANUARY 1st 2014.

     

    4. FYI: Only one entry per person, we appreciate any hype about the new collaboration between WakeMAKERS.com and Liquid Force and Ronix, but to give people the best chance at winning you’ll only be entered once.

     

    5. Contestants must be current US residents, and winners will be contacted by e-mail on January 3rd 2014.

    *For more information please visit http://www.wakemakers.com/dream-wake-package

    Start picking out your Dream Wakeboard Package below:

     2014 Ronix Wakeboard Packages | 2014 Liquid Force Wakeboard Packages

    2014 Ronix Wakesurf Boards | 2014 Liquid Force Wakesurf Boards

  • Bob Soven (aka Ginger Snap) 2013 Alliance Rider of The Year


    Edit: Collin Harrington
    Filmed: Collin Harrington and Spencer Norris

    It is no secret that Bob Soven has been working his butt off this entire season. This video is proof. Between photo shoots, media events, and contests there is not much Bob left. I am not really sure how he does it. Well Bob we would like to congratulate you on being named the 2013 Alliance Rider of the Year. This is perfect timing because we just received the new Liquid Force Bob Wakeboards in stock.

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  • We've added Liquid Force Wakeboards for 2014, Check Them Out!

    2014 Liquid Force Wakeboards, Bindings, and Accessories arrived at our warehouse earlier this week. We are stoked to finally get our hands (and feet) on the new product so we can start testing it out!

    Here's a quick run-down of a few of my early season favorites from Liquid Force:

    Cable Park Boards: Liquid Force is pushing their cable park/hybrid technology in 2014, and for good reason. There's a laundry-list of new features available in the 2014 models.

    2014 Liquid Force Peak Wakeboard ($499) - Nico's 2014 pro model stick is built for all-around performance in the park. Liquid Force went ahead and completely redesigned the Peak inside and out to include an all-wood core and a single concave center that transitions into a dual channel at the tip. This years board is also lighter and snappier off obstacles than last years model due to the new CNC Wood Core and Biax Glass Layup.

    2014 Liquid Force Raph Wakeboard  ($529) - 2012 Alliance Wake Rider Of The Year Raph Derome is ready for another year of domination in the park and on the screen. His 2014 pro model wakeboard features a triple-stringer hybrid core and LF Grind Base. The Raph is designed to slide smoothly on rails and boxes and land softly off of kickers.

    Boat Boards: Gas up the G23 and strap into the latest wakeboard technology from Liquid Force.

    2014 Liquid Force Watson Wakeboard ($349) - One of the best-selling shapes of all time is back again for another season. The Watson wakeboard offers unbelievable pop and silky smooth landings behind the boat. If you are a wake-to-wake kind of rider the Watson packs a lot of bang for your buck.

    2014 Liquid Force Harley Wakeboard ($399) - Harley Clifford's new pro model wakeboard is a rocket ship behind the boat. The simplest way to describe it is that it's smooth, fast, and ultra poppy! Make sure you pair it up with his 2014 pro model bindings for a pro model package for under $600.

    2014 Liquid Force Wing Wakeboard ($379) - If Amber Wing has her name on it you know it's going to perform well behind the boat. The 2014 Wing wakeboard features explosive wake-to-wake capabilities that will put a smile on any aggressive riders face.

    Shop 2014 Liquid Force Wakeboards

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