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The 7 Best Value Wakeboards for 2021

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term value? Some may go one direction and associate it with cheap or low price, while others may instead think of the worth, utility, or importance of something. As we were putting together our best value wakeboards list, we are going with the latter. Rather than just a list of cheap wakeboards, these are boards that offer some great features and performance for their price. Ranging from versatile boards that will stoke out everyone on the boat, to do-it-all wakeboards for any riding style.

As we all are looking to get the most out of every hard-earned dollar spent on a wakeboard, it’s important to find the model that best suits you and your riding crew’s needs. Here are our recommended value wakeboards and why we think they will bring you good times on the lake for years to come.

Ronix Parks Modello

Best 2021 value wakeboards
 
 

Leave it to one of the biggest names in wakeboarding to keep bringing the innovation. Parks Bonifay did just that with the Ronix Parks Modello, as it borrows technology from the golf world with its Tee Box Technology. This design is similar to the dimples you see on a golf ball, resulting in a looser, higher, and less resistant ride. Paired with its continuous rocker line, the board ensures more of your friends can enjoy a catch-free ride, even if they are advanced riders.

Constructed with the Modello Core, the most durable in the Ronix line only adds to this wakeboard’s value. With newly added surface area providing additional stability, as well as more sidecut for a greater effective edge in the water, the Parks Modello is sure to have your entire crew getting wild behind the boat.

 Ability LevelFlex (1-10)Rocker Original Price 
Intermediate-Advanced6Continuous$379.99

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Hyperlite Baseline

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While everyone starts at the baseline when they first take up wakeboarding, with the Hyperlite Baseline you won’t stay at that riding level for long. The value of this board is not only in its approachable price but also the list of design features that help to accelerate your learning curve, while still making it an enjoyable board even for more advanced riders. Its continuous rocker gives fluid riding and predictable pop. The reduced tip and tail thickness reduce swing weight so the board is easier to control for beginners, and more apt for laying down tricks for advanced riders.

A unique dual fin position option also allows you to adjust fin placement, to further customize the board to the rider’s liking. Hyperlite really hit a home run with this one, now it’s time for you to hit the water.

 Ability LevelFlex (1-10)Rocker Original Price 
Beginner-IntermediateN/AContinuous$309.99

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Liquid Force Remedy

The best value wakeboards of 2021

Are you tired of the status quo and looking for a board that’s full of lightweight modern tech, next-level edge hold, and a 3-stage rocker that will kick you to unreasonable heights? Well, Liquid Force has the Remedy for you – no seriously, that’s what the board is called. As Harley Clifford’s pro model shape, this board packs a serious punch. A triple concave hull, edge channels, and razor-sharp rails add up to a ride that’s insanely quick edge-to-edge and won’t break free when pushing its limits. The thin profile keeps it light but retains stiffness for greater response and energetic pop.

The Remedy is great for riders looking to explore the possibilities that come with such an aggressive shape. With its split tip design, quad fins, and a triple concave base that flows into quad-channel tips, you can build confidence knowing that you won’t outride the board while you progress. When comparing it to other pro models on the market, we also really like the fact that you can snag a feature-filled deck like this, and still keep a little extra change in your pocket - it’s one of the best wakeboards for the money.

 Ability Level Flex (1-10) Rocker Original Price
 Advanced-Expert9 3-Stage $369.99

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Ronix Quarter Til Midnight - Women's

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The Ronix Quarter ‘Til Midnight is a do-it-all shape designed specifically for female riders looking for a board without compromise. The lightweight construction, grip, and release channels, and soft landing features mean you can put this board right where you want it, whenever you want it there. The grip and release base channels allow for aggressive carving, while still allowing the rider to break it loose for surface spins and butters. The hybrid rocker uses a fast feeling continuous arc through the feet and gets steeper at the tip and tail of bigger pop off the wake.

All of these features add up to a universal ride that anyone can hop on and enjoy. Whether you’re a beginner or taking on new inverts, the Quarter ‘Til Midnight will put a smile on your face, and more tricks in your pocket.

Ability LevelFlex (1-10)RockerOriginal Price
Intermediate-Advanced4Hybrid$329.99

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Connelly Dowdy

The best value wakeboards of 2021
 

Featuring one of the most explosive 3-stage rocker designs in the game and an asymmetrical tip and tail, Mike Dowdy’s pro model begs to be ridden – and ridden hard for that matter. This Connelly board is for aggressive riders committed to their progression behind the boat. The low-density Pro Core with Torsion Tech and 12k carbon tape maximizes stiffness and reassures the rider there won’t be any energy lost when leaving the wake. A full spine in the base displaces water to keep the landings soft when you’re dropping out of the sky.

There are certainly more than a couple tricks out there that have only been landed on this board. It’s a testament to Dowdy’s dedication to progression, but we also don’t think the ride this board offers hurts either. Take a hard look at this wakeboard if you’re looking to take your tricks to new heights, and demand all the response you can get - we think you’ll be rewarded handsomely.

 Ability Level Flex Rocker Original Price
 Advanced-ExpertN/A Subtle 3-Stage $429.99

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Hyperlite Prizm - Women's

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One of Shaun Murray’s top priorities when designing his pro model boards is that it flat-out works for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re popping up for the first time or hopping off the dock for a run in the pro tour, this board brings max value due to its versatility. The Hyperlite Prizm wakeboard is the female version of the Murray, upgraded with the Satin Flex to give a softer flex. It utilizes a wide, but simple, base design with a mellow center spine. This design keeps the speed high and landings as soft as can be. With the Prizm, you’ll also find a very subtle 3-stage rocker and variable edge design. The variable edge design offers a mellow rolled edge between the feet for more forgiveness and a playful feel, then transitions to a sharper edge towards the tip and tail for greater edge hold into the wake.

While this board is honestly great for anyone, if we had to narrow it down, we’d say it’s best for female riders with solid board control that can use the variable edge design to maximize their fun on the water. It’s so versatile that you can take a mellow set full of surface tricks and soulful surf style carves, then turn things up by digging in with that sharp edge in the tail to take your tricks way out into the flats.

 Ability LevelFlex (1-10)Rocker Original Price 
Intermediate-AdvancedN/ASubtle 3-Stage$379.99

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Obrien Exclusive

The best value wakeboards of 2021
 

As one of the most aggressive feeling boards on the market, the Obrien Exclusive is the perfect deck for confident riders that want to push the boundaries behind the boat and need a board that can keep up. Featuring an intricate channel system with a step-down rail and inset fins, when you get on the gas, you can rest easy knowing that the edge will hold and you’ll generate insane amounts of speed all the way through the wake. Oh, and while we’re talking about wakes, this board has a true 3-stage rocker to give you a noticeable kick off the top, but still uses a tip-to-tail center spine in the base to make it feel like you’re landing on a pillow. The Exclusive’s wide belly and rolled edges between the feet also allow for a bit of forgiveness on landings and a loose skatey feel when you’re not on edge.

We love this board for its exciting ride characteristics that push riders to go faster, higher, and use all the features of the board to their advantage. While a beginner could certainly hop on this thing and have a good time, we think the Exclusive is one of the best wakeboards for intermediate to expert riders that have full control over their board and want that extra aggressive edge to take their riding to new heights – quite literally.

 Ability Level Flex Rocker Original Price
 Advanced-ExpertN/A 3-Stage $549.99

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