Wakeboarding is another extreme sport where keeping up with the latest gear innovations can keep your performance in tip top shape. Although you can definitely perform well with old or well-worn wake gear items, you will never know how much better you could be performing with high end, innovative, new wakeboarding equipment items in your arsenal. It is also fun to review and stay aware of the newest wake gear items, even if you have no intention of buying anything new.
That is why we have compiled a comprehensive best wake gear of 2017 lineup, to take a look back at some of the best wakeboarding equipment that came out in 2017! 2017 was a major year for some excellent new wake gear products to be released, and you should not underestimate how much a new board, bindings, tow rope, or other new wake gear items can take your riding to a new level! Stick around as we proceed to cover some high end wake equipment from 2017 that has truly changed the game.
Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb
KTV Wake Boots/Bindings
Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket
Liquid Force Watson Pro T-Bar Handle +Rope
Best 2017 Wakeboard: 2017 Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb Core Midnight Wakeboard
Ronix is a company that has a sterling reputation for not only producing some of the best wakeboards money can buy, but they also are known for their innovation and pushing the limits of wakeboard design. The 2017 Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb Core Midnight Wakeboard is a perfect example of what Ronix is doing to develop wakeboard technology and raise the bar for all other manufacturers out there.
Designed in collaboration with elite wakeboarder Danny Harf, the 2017 Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb Core Midnight Wakeboard features the classic three-stage rocker design that gives wakeboarders the level of responsiveness, flex, and pop that everyone wants. This board also has the added innovation of improved speedwalls, allowing for much reduced resistance on the water and higher top end speeds.
The new 2017 innovation complete with the 2017 Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb Core Midnight Wakeboard has to do with the I-Beam core construction, allowing for a level of agility and reflexive maneuvering that is tough to find on other competing wakeboard models today. Sizing availability with the 2017 Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb Core Midnight Wakeboard ranges from 134cm, to 138cm, 142cm, and a 146cm model.
Also featuring deeper side vents and four alloy ramp fins, this elite 2017 Ronix wakeboard will definitely take your riding to the next level of performance. This board also looks awesome, with its Lime Green and Black color scheme complete with a boldly displayed Ronix logo. Retailing around $500.00, the 2017 Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb Core Midnight Wakeboard is in extremely high demand these days because of how well it rides and how responsive it is on the water. Pick one up today and see for yourself what the 2017 Ronix One I-Beam Timebomb Core Midnight Wakeboard can do for your wakeboarding performance.
Best 2017 Wake Boots/Bindings: 2017 KTV Wake Boots/Bindings by Slingshot
If you are tired of settling for mid-grade wakeboard boots and bindings, and are ready to invest in the best, consider going with the 2017 KTV Wake Boots/Bindings by Slingshot. While these 2017 wake bindings are definitely on the higher end of the pricing spectrum, they are also one of the best designed wake boots on the market right now. These wake boots are loaded with innovative features, perhaps the most important of which is the brand new K9 Mounting System.
This system allows for a rock solid connection between the boots and the wakeboard itself, totally eliminating the problems of toe and heel lift and wiggling while out riding. Basically, how this system functions with the 2017 KTV Wake Bindings by Slingshot is by having a mounting rode bolted onto the bottom sole of the boot, and that component connects in with a durable clamp system.
This makes getting in and out of the board mount a total breeze, and it also keeps your feet securely fastened to the board while riding. Another fantastic innovation that comes standard with the 2017 KTV Wake Bindings by Slingshot are the brand new Gummy Straps. Replacing cheaper, less durable Velcro straps, these Gummy Straps are constructed using high-tension Thermoplastic Poly Urethane material.
The TPU (Thermoplastic Poly Urethane) material ensures that your straps will not loosen as you ride, and they will remain durable and stretchy through years of use and abuse. Available in sizing ranging from a 6 all the way through to size 13, the 2017 KTV Wake Boots/Bindings by Slingshot have sizing options that will work for the vast majority of wakeboarding athletes out there. Retailing around $300.00, these wake boots/bindings are not cheap, but if you want the very best then there really is no substitute.
Best 2017 Wake Wetsuit: 2017 Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket
For wakeboarders out there who like to ride even when the weather and water temperatures are a little too cold for comfort, it helps to have a bit of warmth assistance provided from a high quality wetsuit. A lot of wakeboarders feel that a full length wetsuit is a bit too restrictive to retain a full range of movement at all times, so a great solution to consider is a wetsuit jacket.
This type of wetsuit wake jacket can help your body retain a lot of heat in your core, torso, and arms, without covering the legs and slightly restricting critical leg movement and agility. The 2017 Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket is basically the perfect, ideal wakeboarding wetsuit solution for riders who only want a upper-body wetsuit without restricting the legs at all.
The designers at Vissla have truly outdone themselves with the 2017 Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket, not only in terms of high performance, but also in terms of comfort and aesthetic value as well. Sold in either a Naval Blue/Gray color scheme, or a mostly Black/Gray color variation, the 2017 Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket has different options to please all wakeboarders tastes in riding apparel.
This wakeboarding wetsuit jacket also has a fairly wide range of sizing options, ranging from size Small, to Medium, Large, and Extra Large for the bigger riders out there. The 2mm thickness is great for retaining a lot of body heat, without being so thick that it impedes upper body movement. The front zip entry system also makes this jacket very convenient, and quite simple to take on and off. It is worn basically like any other front zip jacket would be, with the obvious difference that it is made of 2mm thick neoprene instead of conventional jacket materials.
The 80% neoprene and 20% nylon material blend on the 2017 Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket makes it form fitting and comfortable, and it is quite effective at keeping water out of the half wetsuit. With Triple Glued, Double Blind Stitched Seams, the 2017 Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket has a great stretch rating, all while keeping the water out.
Users of this wetsuit should practice meticulous care methods in order to extend the life of the wake wetsuit jacket. Rinsing thoroughly with fresh water after each use, and hanging dry in a cool and relatively dark area are recommended care practices. Retailing around $100.00, you will never regret your investment in the 2017 Vissla 2mm Front Zip Wetsuit Wake Jacket if you love to wakeboard even in cold temps!
Best 2017 Wake Tow Ropes & Handles: 2017 Liquid Force Watson Pro T-Bar Handle + Flight 80ft Mainline Rope
Liquid Force is another one of those highly reputable, mainstay wakeboarding companies that is universally recognized by wakeboarders. When you invest in wake gear from Liquid Force, you know that you will be receiving top of the line equipment 100% of the time. This is especially true with their elite quality 2017 Liquid Force Watson Pro T-Bar Handle + Flight 80ft Mainline Rope. This is the perfect product package to buy if you are looking for a high end wakeboard handle and tow rope combo product.
The 2017 Liquid Force Watson Pro T-Bar Handle + Flight 80ft Mainline Rope is in very high demand right now, with a lot of the big name wakeboard gear retailers either running low or sold out of this product! It is also highly rated from many wakeboarders who have used this gear personally, which all reveals the remarkable quality and high performance of this tow rope and handle combo from Liquid Force. With a black and silver color aesthetic, this handle is not only great looking but especially comfortable on the hands too.
The handle features and Ultra Suede wrapping that feels fantastic on the hands, and it also has Pro End Caps with padded lash guards as well. The handle diameter is rated at 30mm, and it is constructed using T6-6061 Aluminum for extreme durability and light weight. The tow rope included in the 2017 Liquid Force Watson Pro T-Bar Handle + Flight 80ft Mainline Rope package is an eighty foot long rope that uses a Pro “Y” Connect system that prevents tangling.
In terms of the material used in the tow rope design, there is a 100% Dyneema composition and the rope is single loop coated and weaved. With a one year warranty, you know that Liquid Force stands behind the integrity of their 2017 Liquid Force Watson Pro T-Bar Handle + Flight 80ft Mainline Rope combo package. Retailing at just over $200.00, this combo pack represents a substantial investment, but it is definitely worth the money since you will not have to replace your rope or handle again for a long time.
Best 2017 Wakeboarding Winch-Tow System: 2017 Phoenix Winch “The Two-Headed Monster” 13HP Winch-Tow System With Torque Converter
When the second best winch system will simply not do, and you want one of the best systems money can buy, consider going with a winch-tow wakeboarding system from Phoenix Winch. This is a relatively smaller company that is making major waves in the wakeboarding world right now, and they are joining the ranks of some of the most elite wake winch-tow system manufacturers on the planet.
Phoenix Winch has a couple of smaller scale tow systems, but their “Two-Headed Monster” winch-tow system is definitely their most impressive model. Featuring an incredible 13 horsepower worth of raw wake towing power built into the winch system, this model is even capable of pulling two riders at the same time! This model is ideal for rail jam situations where you have a lot of wakeboarders taking turns on a rail and ramp course, since it can have a line ran out at the same time as towing a rider in.
There are also tons of customizable features on this unit, such as a Splash Guard, Wheel Kit, Hitch Mount, Steel vs. Aluminum frame design, and much more! Add in a full 1200ft of line, and you are looking at one of the most impressive and versatile wakeboarding winch-tow systems on the market today.
Retailing around $3,000.00 this system from Phoenix Winch certainly represents a sizable investment. If you are in need of a heavy duty wake winch-tow system that simply will not quit, the 2017 Phoenix Winch “The Two-Headed Monster” 13HP Winch-Tow System With Torque Converter is a must-have piece of wakeboarding equipment!