New for 2014 is a next generation specific electronic hot lap cable special deck: The Ronix
El Von Videl Schnook Wakeboard. Cable riders usually ride 4 mph slower, so you need to make up for that in added buoyancy. A fast, flatter rocker means more contact with rails for added control, and along with the steeper sidewalls allows the board to ride higher with more glide speed. Plus longer boards are funner to press out. Boat boards are designed to set an edge, and constantly build an arc as you progress into the wake. Cable riders who do air tricks want to set and maintain an arc without adding onto the angle. This way you have a predictable take off around the bend, landing with more forward momentum. A cable rider has to leverage into an ollie or press onto a rail, but just as important (which gets overlooked) is that it has to snap back too. You want to have more control, feel, and yes “flex” on a cable board - but only if it has a pivot point. So Ronix
sourced this fancy new Paulownia environmentally conscious, short harvest time, energetic tree with a maple stringer running down the length. Then it added their lightest weight fiberglass - having a thin tip/tail shape and a really light glass in the tip and tail exaggerates everything you need on a cable.
Blended Rocker - A combination of the speed and consistency off the wake of early rocker, with the explosive vertical snap of late rocker
Cable Specific Shape - Cable riders usually ride 4 to 6 mph slower than behind a boat, so you need to make up for that in added buoyancy. This board runs longer, giving you more contact with rails for added control.
Concave Bottom Tips - Effortless ollies and more controlled presses
Diamond Glass - This secret concoction absorbs more energy before rebounding it. A lightweight woven construction brings less swing weight and increased feel on the water to the board.
Krypto Cable - Different fibers woven together surround the profile of the board and are fused together with the Mod Pour Core. Combined with monocoque laminated glass, the sidewalls are the strongest part of the board.
Magic Carpet - Ronix's secret formula of fiberglass materials woven together to allow just enough resin to bleed through and adhere to the core
Sintered Base - The most durable non-stick base material Ronix has ever tested on rails without loosing any glide speed on the water
4 Babooshka fins
Finless - Avoid getting hung up on rails.
G&R Technology - Grip and release channels have all the traction you need for boat or cable riding without creating unneeded resistance with the water
G&R Part 2 - Side to side stability and allow rider to flick board around more easily at a cable park
ABS-less - Krypto cable prevents delams, but unlike ABS it doesn't trap as much resin, so you have a lighter board that is just as strong
Nocturnal Run - A small run with recessed lights running through the board
Thinnest Profile - More feel for consistency on all types of surfaces