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The 5 Best Wakeskates for 2022

By: Jack Mace: Watersports Buyer | June 6, 2022
 

If you haven’t gotten out on a wakeskate yet, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. It combines the simplicity and freedom of skateboarding with the speed and fun of wakeboarding. You can make big, high-angle carves, or practice your technical tricks and footwork. And wakeskates have come a long way since folks started putting grip tape on wakeboards. The best wakeskates are designed to be consistent and predictable so that you can focus on your riding, not the board. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best wakeskates on the market to make shopping a little simpler.

Every wakeskate on this list is a fun ride, what sets them apart are their minute strengths and weaknesses. Each skate is best aligned with a particular riding style, and our breakdowns make it easy to figure out what you’re looking for when choosing a wakeskate. So get ready, summer is here, and it’s time to get out behind the boat or session the wake park.

Ronix Rove Karver

Ronix Rove Karver

Want to get into wakeskating? Then you're gonna need the Ronix Rove Karver Wakeskate Board. Three deep fins and a high surface area make this board bigger and friendlier than other boards in the Ronix lineup. This is a perfect beginner board, that will still be a blast as you develop your skills.

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Blended RockerProfile$199.99

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Ronix Electric Collective

Ronix Electric Collective

If there was ever a time to step up from that thrashed beginner plank you've been skatin', it is definitely now, with the Ronix Electric Collective Wakeskate Board. A versatile hybrid rocker and classic wood core has mad pop. A bit of grip from the 0.8" skate fins is all you need, so saddle up and hit water, son. This board is a whole bunch of fun for just about any wakeskater.

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Hybrid RockerWood$249.99

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Ronix Social

Ronix Social

You might have lost the 'kick push', but that's ok. With the Ronix Social Wakeskate Board, there's the same sensation of independence, rule-less creativity, kickflips, shuvits, and tre flips you love doing on concrete. It's even (maybe/probably) still Lupe Fiasco approved. The Social brings a true skateboard feel to the water.

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3 StageMod Pour Foam$349.99

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Liquid Force Tao

Liquid Force Tao

If you saw Marty McFly ripping it up on his hoverboard in Back to the Future 2 and thought "heck, I could do that!", you're in luck. The Liquid Force Tao Wakeskate takes your Tony Hawk moves to the water, built with a single concave shape and progressive 3 stage rocker for powerful pop and handling, along with LF Exclusive Sintered Grind Base for unrivaled durability. The Tao is ready to rumble, no flux capacitor required. This is a fun, playful board for jibby riders.

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Progressive 3 - StageWood$419.99

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Liquid Force Focus

Liquid Force Focus

Trade in your Ford Focus for a Force Focus — a Liquid Force Focus Wakeskate, that is. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned spinner, the beveled rails on this skate are forgiving, relatively easy to get the hang of, and always ready to try new tricks. The EVA deck feels great underfoot and yields plenty of grip whether you're barefoot or in shoes. Get on the Liquid Force Focus Wakeskate and focus on what matters: having fun! This is a very versatile skate that works well with a variety of rider experience levels and styles.

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Progressive 3-StageWood$179.99

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The Selection Process:

Our wake buyer has an endless amount of knowledge on all things watersports stemming from years of experience in the watersports industry in tandem with their countless hours out in the water catching waves behind the boat or ripping at the cable park. evo's buyers assess all products coming to market, lean into this knowledge, and put together this selection of the best products. They have a unique perspective as they truly see everything offered across the category.

Jack Mace

I grew up on the north end of Lake Washington and was surrounded by watersports enthusiasts who all had an immense passion for any activity done on the water. My dad has also worked in the boating industry my whole life, so those two factors were the main building blocks that shaped my love for the industry from a young age.

After attending Western Washington University, I moved back to the Seattle area and worked as a sailing instructor for a number of years at my cousin’s rental shop on Lake Union before joining the evo family in 2012.

At evo, I started out on the customer service team and worked my way onto the merchandising team which gave me the opportunity to integrate my passion and love for the water into a career as the Watersports Buyer. I still reside in the Seattle area with my wife Katie and two sons, Wes and Carter.