Bracing the Wakeboards on the Rack

By: tim angeles

Wakeboarding is water sport, particularly surface water, which involves wakeboards being ridden as the rider is being towed behind by a boat, especially a wakeboard boat. The sport was born during the latter part of 1980 after ski boarding was introduced as a sport early that year. Paul and Murray Fraser of Canada, along with another skiboarder whom they sponsored, conceptualized and designed the wakeboard, as well as gave it its name.

A wakeboard rack is a necessity for wakeboarders as this would enable them to enjoy their adventures without feeling cramped and cluttered inside the boat. The rack should not only be pleasing to the adventurer’s eye but functional as well. It has to withstand the motion of rough waters in order to ensure that the wakeboards are kept secure. A good wakeboard rack is customized to fit the specifications of the wakeboard boat. It should fit the contours of the boat’s interiors.

A wakeboard rack is a wakeboard accessory as well as a necessity. It can be designed to have rotating capability that would complement the wakeboard towers. A rack could affect the stiffness of the tower, a factor that is necessary to consider when purchasing these accessories, so that a rack needs to be ultra rigid with minimum or zero rattles. It could also be designed to hold a certain number of wakeboards, mounted vertically on the tower or just mounted on the crossbar.

Wakeboard racks are rubber-lined so as to ensure protection from damage. They are designed with a quick release system so that they can be easily removed when needed. They are also designed to be UV and brine water resistant for minimum corrosion effects. It is essential that metals used for the racks are anodized-coated to protect the metal and to achieve a perfect finish.

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