What to look for in an electric wakeboard:
Electric wakeboards/Jetboards have appeared in our lives and are here to stay, period. Nowadays, more and more jetboard models are launched into the market, which makes it more difficult for beginners to choose their first board. In this post we are going to review the key aspects that you must look for on the jetboards market to help you choose the right one for you. Let’s start.
Purpose: The most important thing to check is how it is going to be mainly used. Is it going to be a family entertainment or a device for an adrenaline seeker? If you’re looking for something to enjoy calmly with your kids and family you can opt for an electric SUP board, they’re suitable for every age range as they don’t reach high speeds, while if you’re looking for adrenaline and speed, an electric wakeboard/jetboard is what you’re looking for.
Skills: you may also need to think of your previous experience with boards, don’t choose the fastest board in the market if you’ve never got on top of a board, try to find an intermediate model for beginners instead. Works the other way round for senior riders.
Weight: your weight might be one of the key factors when choosing a board. Weight limits exist, so check how much the boards you are considering endure and choose the closest to your weight.
Repair: you may need to change a component of your board in case it breaks or fails, so you might end up opting for a board with interchangeable parts to ease the repair process. It’s not the same sending the whole board to the factory than just having to send the failing piece. On the other hand, you may need such as batteries or storage bags.
Purchase an original board
Price. When purchasing an electric wakeboard or jetboard, buying the cheapest is not always the best decision. Cheaper Chinese versions popping up may be more affordable, but the quality, performance and durability will lack and customer support post purchase is almost non-existant. Try to purchase an original board even though the price might be considerably higher. In exchange, you will have factory advice on maintenance and warranty.
To sum up, it may be difficult to choose a board for the first time, but we hope that with these brief tips you’ll see it clearer and finally enjoy your ride whatever the board you end up choosing.
7/10/2021: We just updated our “Brands and Boards” section with the most accurate information, pricing, and lead times available !
7/2/2021: With Covid issues dropping across the globe we are seeing a huge uptick in sales and interest in these boards. Brands like Onean continue to improve their product and reliability and more and more awareness on what amazing products exist is happening every day.
9/8/2020: We just uploaded a new video shot during one of our runs through sand hollow, check it out in the video linked below!
6/15/2020: Summer is here in Utah! And out newest partnership with a company out of California eFoils is the perfect way to celebrate. These electric boards float over water helping to avoid waves and obtain maximum speed. Check out this video to see wha they’re all about:
Some highlights: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took a classic foil
setup out for a spin just a couple weeks ago with our friend Kai Lenny.
We got a lot of love from author Josh Waitzkin on “The Tim Ferriss
Show,” who shouted out our founder Nick Leason out as a true pioneer
in foiling (thanks, Josh).
11/23/2019: This is the whopper sale we have been waiting for! That’s right- $4310 for a carver pack makes it the lowest price we have ever seen for an electric wakeboard! With only 50 boards available to sell (and probably less now that the word is out!) if you have been on the fence that one of these boards this might be just enough to help pull the trigger. Hooray for Black Friday! Hurry though- this is only good this weekend or until they sell out.
10/23/2019: Great News! Thanks to our partnership with O’nean we were finally able to get our hands on a unit here in Utah and test run the Carver. As you can imagine the water was a bit chilly in Salt Lake where we are from so we strapped it to the car and drove down to Saint George with the kids to hit up Sand Hollow. We had the time of our lives and hope you enjoy the gorgeous scenery and footage we were able to record. We will upload as soon as we run it through editing! (Updated.. see the video here: https://youtu.be/MDOgJ_f2xds