Back in the day there used to be few, if any, wakeboard options to choose from when it came to the up-and-coming kids. Thankfully, manufacturers have taken note of the importance of getting the little ones out on the water and having a good time. This is why every major board company offers at least 1 option for a grom-specific wakeboard. So, before you invest in that brand new setup, let’s take a look at some of the best boards out there, and the differences between them.
Although this is a Top 5 list, these boards do not appear in any particular order, as they all have unique features that make them great for different types of riders.
1. Ronix Vision
Let's start with what is considered one of the best wakeboards to learn on, the Ronix Vision. Ronix, like other brands, saw the importance of having a smaller sized board for the kids, and they did just that with the Vision Kids wakeboard. The Vision recognizes that as you are edging on a wakeboard there is a difference in body position when you are edging on your toes as opposed to when you are edging on your heels. This is why the Vision was designed with a thin and sharp rail on your toeside edge to make it easier for the rider to set an edge. Additionally, the Vision has the option of adding closed toe boots, a luxury that was previously only available on adult boards.
2. Hyperlite Eden Jr.
For the young ladies out there who are just learning to wakeboard, the Hyperlite Eden Jr. is a great choice. The Eden Jr. takes all the great features of the Eden, and shrinks them down to a size that the younger kids can feel comfortable on. You might take a look at this board and think to yourself, why are the tip and tail asymmetrical? Well, similar to the Vision, Hyperlite designed the Eden with a shorter more effective edge on the toe side of the board, making those hard to learn carves a little bit easier. When it comes to mastering the fundamentals of wakeboarding, the Eden Jr. is one of the best choices out there.
3. Liquid Force Fury
For the little rippers out there who have already mastered the fundamentals of wakeboarding, the Fury is a great choice to help continue that progression. The Fury is available in three sizes, and each of those three sizes are built slightly differently. As you get bigger the needs of your board change, and the Fury accommodates for that. This is best explained using Liquid Forces product description for the Fury:
"The 115 has a mellow continuous rocker with a soft edge, the 120 features a more aggressive continuous rocker with a subtle sharpness to the edge, and the 125 has a progressive hybrid rocker with a sharper edge for that larger wake.”
4. Liquid Force Dream
Similar to the Fury, the Dream from Liquid Force features a couple of slight changes between the sizes offered. The 120 has a continuous rocker and a softer and more forgiving edge, which makes learning your first heelside and toeside carves easier. Stepping up to the 125 we see a hybrid rocker and a sharper edge to give you more speed into the wake as well as additional pop.
5. Slingshot Super Grom
Don’t worry cable shredders, we didn’t forget about you. Slingshot only offers one kids board, but they sure didn’t cut any corners when it came to crafting up the Super Grom. Built with all the features us fully grown riders love about Slingshot like their Atomic Wood Core, Singleshot Fusion Sidewalls and Carbon Bedrock Inserts. The Super Grom is built to withstand everything the cable loving grom can throw at it. Spend a little bit of time behind the boat too? No worries, simply screw in the included fins and take it for a set out on the lake.