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The New WakeMAKERS Wakeboard Ballast Shopping Guide

So you've decided it's time to stop putting up with that less than adequate wakeboarding or wakesurfing wake and upgrade your boat's ballast system. Well that's awesome! You're definitely going to be much happier this summer with the wake you've been dreaming of. But the decision is just the first step, do you know what to do next? Well, you found the WakeMAKERS site so I guess you did know. BUT, what about after that? If you're not sure how much weight to add or the location in the boat you should be adding it then the new WakeMAKERS Shopping Guide is your answer.

Because nobody has more experience than us when it comes to building the perfect wake, we've put together a shopping guide to help get you going on upgrading your boats ballast. The WakeMAKERS wakeboard ballast shopping guide helps you answer those important questions of "How much weight should I be adding to my boat?" and "Where should I be adding the weight in my boat?".

Whenever weight is added to your boat, including people, gas, ice chests, or water ballast, it will make your boat sit lower in the water and in turn increase the displacement of the hull. As the weight put into your boat is increased it will in turn create a larger wake. So to consistently create that super sized wake for wakeboarding or wakesurfing you're going to need to add more ballast to your boat. But contrary to popular belief, size isn't everything and the shape of the wake is just as important. By placing your additional ballast in different locations inside your boat you can help create not only a bigger wake, but also a better shaped one with a smoother take-off.

Depending on how integrated you want your ballast system to be and how much you're wanting to spend, we have many different options for you to choose from. To figure out what the perfect system is going to be for you and your wakeboard boat and to get started with your order, check out the new WakeMAKERS Shopping Guide. And if you have any questions we’d love to talk to you, so either email us at or give us a call at (888) 338-6085.

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