[snowboard design] [wakeboard design]
Wakeboards are a lot smaller than snowboards. Whereas I ride a 164cm snowboard, I only ride a 140cm wakeboard
You are attached to a board by putting your feet in the bindings. These come in a lot of different styles such as suction (where you just slide your foot in with a little lubrication!), and lace ups (which do up like a shoelace).
[suction binding] [laceup binding]
Wakeboarding is a lot of fun, and you can never stop learning. Once you have mastered getting up and riding around, then comes the real fun!
Behind a boat wakeboarders can use the boats wake (wave formed by the hull of the boat going through the water) to jump over and do aerial tricks.
[backroll] [off axis 360]
On the cable, you can do tricks by loading and releasing the line. Once this technique has been mastered, you can jump metres into the air just off the flat water. You can also go over the sliders and hit the kickers (ramps)