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wakeworld 07-21-2010 12:28 PM

Innovation of the Year - Need Your Help
 
It's that time of year again. The Riders Choice Awards will throw down during August and we need to make sure we've covered all the bases. We need your nominations for the "Innovation of the Year" category.

This is for items that have come to market in the last 12 months and have significantly advanced wakesports. Let's hear what you've got. Thanks for you help.

alans 07-21-2010 1:03 PM

"Pure Vert" ballast systems are the number one most important innovation. Sure Calabria and MB have been doing them for a while, but since it seems that other manufacturers are coming aboard, some credit is due!

wakeworld 07-30-2010 2:16 PM

I'm getting nothing from y'all??? Come on, there has to be some innovations that have made you say "WOW" over the past year. A couple I can think of is the new gas-assisted tower from Malibu and the Boost Box volume attenuator. Think about your favorite boat and/or board company and what they've brought to the table this year.

Alan, Pure Vert was in the running years ago when it first came out. We're looking for stuff that was introduced over the last 12 months.

texastbird 07-30-2010 2:47 PM

I love my Boost Box!

canucked 07-30-2010 2:54 PM

mastercrafts robo-tower...lol, kidding.

hawkeye7708 07-30-2010 3:12 PM

Go-Pros?

wakeworld 07-30-2010 3:15 PM

Actually, that's a great candidate to lead the pack for next year's Innovation of the Year!

cwb4me 07-30-2010 3:28 PM

Tige touch all controls in one screen.

andy_nintzel 07-30-2010 3:34 PM

I have to agree with Ben Go-Pros are SICK!!!

cwb4me 07-30-2010 3:39 PM

shadow box also.

thedoubleupkid 07-30-2010 3:41 PM

Proline LGS stitched handles ..... ha

hawkeye7708 07-30-2010 4:02 PM

Yeah buddy! The Year of the Mini Cam

mdaijogo 07-30-2010 4:14 PM

Go Pros have been out for awhile. We used them for go karting in the past 3 years. Go Pro HD is new, but I wouldn't call it "innovative".

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wakemitch 07-30-2010 4:18 PM

2010 Flyboy Wakesurf board's Composite Sandwich Surf construction. Super strong, super light, and stronger than all other surf boards. no heel dents!

jarrod 07-30-2010 5:27 PM

Go pro cameras? They've been around for years.

I can;t think of any innovations for 2010, but 2011 should bring some great stuff.

hco 08-01-2010 11:39 AM

cwb's updated hinge is pretty sick, maybe integrated tower cameras (Was MC the first one? I know Malibu is coming out with one next year). Other than that I cannot think of much.

jdwake1 08-01-2010 3:04 PM

http://cablewakeparks.com/BROintheBOX/index.html

Bro in a box, sets itself up in a few hours......

ilikebeaverandboats 08-01-2010 3:27 PM

Tige touch system has my vote, I know others have introduced touch screens but not that integrate everything so well.

Shooter 08-01-2010 3:38 PM

I hate to be negative, but I don’t see any real innovation over the last 12 months except for the Shadowbox (never used it, but it looks cool). Hasn’t the Boost Box been out for years and is it a big improvement over the HSE? Most boat companies seem to be going in the wrong direction (you can keep your touch screens) and gear seems to improve slowly over time. I feel flex boards & the "hybrid" tech is innovation but it slowly gets better every year.

kko13 08-01-2010 4:53 PM

I vote Tige Touch as well. Really changed how all boat companys are doing the dash

08-01-2010 7:24 PM

Liquid Force Quick Lace System was a new innovation for boots this year

ajholt7 08-01-2010 7:52 PM

Tige Touch!

wake77 08-01-2010 8:45 PM

"Liquid Force Quick Lace System was a new innovation for boots this year"

Yeah, but that innovation gets overridden by those crappy air pockets they put in their boots. Plus, I think quick lace was on some of the 2009 LTD boots.

08-01-2010 9:18 PM

"Yeah, but that innovation gets overridden by those crappy air pockets they put in their boots. Plus, I think quick lace was on some of the 2009 LTD boots"

Nope, the quick lace system wasnt on any 2009 boots... the quick lace system doesnt have anything to do with the air pockets (which I still think are awesome even though I go through plenty of boots)

Anyways, they were new this year, therefore theyre an innovation....

wake77 08-01-2010 9:26 PM

Yeah, but an innovation should be the ENTIRE binding, not just the laces. And those air pockets are a good concept, but impossible to implement.

BigTEX 08-01-2010 9:52 PM

They don't even have the quick lace for next year so obviously it wasn't very innovative...

bmartin 08-02-2010 8:44 AM

Though PureVert wasn't developed this year, it seems this was the year it got a lot of buzz and is by far a more signifiant innovation over other things listed.

kyle_L 08-02-2010 11:40 AM

Ronix (s)Cintered fins for hitting sliders. Basically makes any board in their lineup a good slider board

08-02-2010 12:07 PM

Quote:

David Williams (wakeworld) Join Date: Jan 1997 07-30-2010, 1:16 PM

I'm getting nothing from y'all??? Come on, there has to be some innovations that have made you say "WOW" over the past year. A couple I can think of is the new gas-assisted tower from Malibu and the Boost Box volume attenuator. Think about your favorite boat and/or board company and what they've brought to the table this year.
I don't understand this, when Correct Craft came out with the cable-assisted tower in 2009, so my grandma could lower the tower with one finger, it was no big deal. Now Malibu does it, it's the innovation of the year? ;)

bmartin 08-02-2010 1:12 PM

I am going to change my nominaiton to the Epic 21se and 23e hybrids. Certainly not mainstream now but they are thinking a lot bigger than tweaking a tower or changing up the display.

liquidmx 08-02-2010 1:19 PM

Its not really a product...but 2010 was definitely the year of web-isodes and short wake vids.

ldr 08-02-2010 1:46 PM

wetsounds 6x9 hlcd?

08-14-2010 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BigTEX (Post 1616478)
They don't even have the quick lace for next year so obviously it wasn't very innovative...

Yeah, and we aren't voting for what they are having NEXT year... i never said it was the BEST innovation this year. Just throwin out an idea of something new in 2010...

08-14-2010 1:39 AM

Sam what do you expect.. this is MalibuWorld.... For example, notice how if you read the Riders Choice Awards under "boat of the year" Mastercraft isnt listed as an example... even though its won around 6 years in a row! Hey, but at least Malibu is listed as an example ;)
Stay classy Dave!

KGar11 08-15-2010 10:39 AM

tige touch

georgi 08-20-2010 8:58 AM

Hybrid boards


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