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Why WakeMAKERS Is Leading the Ballast Industry


When it comes to wakeboarding and wakesurfing nothing is as important as the wake. The size and shape of your wake is what makes it or breaks it on those lake days. So why mess around when it comes to building the perfect ballast system that's going to give you that perfect wake? This is where we at WakeMAKERS comes in. When it comes to overall customer experience, nobody else in the wake industry can compare to what you'll receive when you decide to choose WakeMAKERS to help you build your boats ultimate ballast system solution.

The Best Brands:

Our customer's happiness is #1 on our list and we want to make sure you're 100% satisfied with your product when you decide to purchase from us. Thats whyWe've carefully hand picked the best products for your wakeboard boat's ballast system. Companies like Fly High, Straight Line, Jabsco and Johnson have been making the highest quality products in the water-sports industries for many years and that's why we carry them.

The Most Items In-Stock:

Look around if you need to, but we're confident you'll make the right decision in the end. Nobody else in the Wakeboarding/Wakesurfing industry carries more boat ballast system products and accessories then WakeMAKERS. Not only do we give you the largest selection of ballast system products out there but we make sure you know exactly if what you need is in stock before you make your purchase. Every product on our website features live inventory, which means the status of each product is shown in real-time, so you can be sure we do indeed have a product in stock before placing your order. We use a number of inventory level notifications, all of which should be fairly obvious, to communicate when products will ship from our warehouse. Please note that the time span given does not include shipping and is not the date you will actually receive your products.

Here are examples of the availability you will see when browsing our website:

Inventory Notification Level Explanations
In Stock - Ships Today This item is currently in stock, and will be shipped from our warehouse to you today if we receive your order before 12PM PST.
In Stock - Ships Tomorrow This items is currently in stock, but since it is after our shipping cut-off for the day it will not ship from our warehouse until the following business day.
In Stock - Ships in X Days Typically found on our custom made ballast upgrades, this indicates that we have all of the components for the kit in stock, but due to the processing time to assembly everything, your order will not ship for X business days.
On order - Ships in X Days If we don't currently have a product in stock, but have ordered it and are expecting it from a supplier shortly we'll let you know that it's on order, and give you an estimate of when it will ship.
Back-ordered - Ships in X Days If we don't currently have a product in stock, and we don't anticipate getting it back in stock, we'll let you know that it's currently on back-order. If we do have an estimate for when we'll have it back in stock we'll list that date here.
Custom Order - Ships in X Days Some products we offer are made to order, in which case they can include a slight delay for the manufacturing process. For these products we'll list an esimate of the current lead time so you know when you can anticipate receiving your order.

If you have questions about a specific products availability, or need to check to ensure a delivery date, please contact a ballast expert.

The Best Customer Service:

Got a question? Give us a call. Not sure which ballast upgrade is right for your wakeboard boat? Whether you need to integrate a vented loop into your ballast system? Where you need to add weight to your boat in order to create that perfect wake? All you have to do is pick up the phone and we're there. Our offices are open to visitors from 10AM-5PM Monday-Friday, and our ballast experts are available by phone from 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday. And we're also available by email as well. So if you're in the middle of that install and find yourself scratching your head, all you have to do is pick up the phone and we'll be glad to help. Even the smallest question is legit and we're always glad to help.

We're serious about our customers happiness. Which is why we've designed the WakeMAKERS experience around customer ease, to make sure you get exactly what you need as quickly as possible and without blowing all your hard earned cash. WakeMAKERS.com represents an entirely new way to shop for wakeboard ballast. Information, education, easy to navigate, and enjoyable to use, we've designed this site to match our over-arching philosophy; provide the best product, at the best price, with the best customer support. Customer support which doesn't stop as soon as we get your money. We want to make sure you, your friends and your family are enjoying wakeboarding/wakesurfing for summers to come. Which is why we offer free lifetime technical support, and expert advice with every purchase. Even if you sell one boat and buy another, WakeMAKERS will work with you to make sure our products are performing correctly to give you the best wake possible.

Your happiness is our number one priority, so we gladly accept returns on any like new products for up to 30 days (please note that sales on all custom ordered items are final). Just retain all of the original packaging that was included with your order so you can return the item complete and we'll be happy to refund your original payment method. And if you see that we lowered the price of an item, within 15 days of a purchase we will extend the difference to you as store credit. We even go as far to say that if one of our competitors drops their price to below ours within 7 days of a purchase, give us a call and we will credit the difference between their new price and ours on to the card that was used for the initial purchase.

The Most Knowledge and Experience:

WakeMAKERS.com is the result of 20 years of experience in the wakeboard industry. After being continually frustrated by the available options for purchasing wakeboard ballast, it became clear that there was a real possibility to help fellow riders get the wakeboarding/wakesurfing ballast system that they needed, and provide a great shopping experience at the same time. From planning to installation and usage, whether it's a simple bag and pump to enhance your surf wake, or a completely automated ballast system, our ballast experts have the years of experience necessary to make sure you get the correct product for your application. Not only can we make sure you get exactly what you need, but we can also help you get it installed correctly, so it works exactly when you need it to. And hey, if you're close enough to our offices in Portland, Oregon and want to have us help you out and make sure your system gets installed correctly, just give us a call and we'll get you set up with an installation appointment.

The bottom line is, we here at WakeMAKERS.com know that you aren't going to choose us for your wakeboard boat ballast system needs because we can sell you the product. There's a whole number of places out there that can do that. No, you're going to choose WakeMAKERS because of all the extra we can provide you with when you make that purchase. We go that extra distance to make sure our customers are 110% satisfied with their experience with WakeMAKERS.

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