What Are Wakeboard Bindings?
Wakeboard bindings, also known as wakeboard boots, are what attach your feet to the wakeboard. These boots are what can make or break your wakeboarding experience. In fact, bindings are so important that most riders prefer having their own boots regardless of the wakeboard they are using.
What Wakeboard Bindings Should I Get?
Wakeboard bindings vary in flex and binding style. Finding the right wakeboard boot depends on your riding style.
Flex is one of the most important features. Stiff wakeboard boots are considered an optimal choice for those riders looking for high ankle support, stability and speed. While bindings with a softer flex allow riders to seek optimal manoeuvrability and the ability to perform tricks.
Bindings style refers to the closure and lacing system. Boots can be open or closed, with velcro straps or a BOA lacing system. The lacing system depends on the rider’s personal preference. Open boots are more flexible and offer more breathing room. Closed boots provide a snugger fit for more control and leverage on the board.
What Size of Wakeboard Bindings Do I Need?
You want your boots to be snug with no heel lift, but not so much that it is painful. Measure your foot in order to get the right size. If you’re only going to choose your bindings and boots from your shoe size, it is recommended that you consider going down half a size for a wakeboard binding and boots. Some riders use heat-moldable liners that can make the boots fit even better.