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BuckleNation 11-12-2012 11:48 AM

Do I need to do anything to my boards for winter?
This is my first season wakeboarding, I have acquired a few boards this year. I wanted to know if I need to do anything to store them properly for the winter. I.e does my boots need to come off. Is there any kind of cleaner that is recommended for the boots or board. I live in NC and they will be kept In the garage. I heard one guy say he shrink wraps his during the winter. Thanks for any help. Just want to be ready for next spring.

wakebordr11 11-12-2012 12:09 PM

I keep mine indoors. That's it

Bumpass1 11-12-2012 5:58 PM

I just stare at mine and wish it was summer.

westsidarider 11-12-2012 6:09 PM

Ride it. If Ur lake is frozen, put it on a plane and fly to a warmer place

waketx05 11-12-2012 6:44 PM


Originally Posted by bumpass1 (Post 1794240)
i just stare at mine and wish it was summer.


11-12-2012 6:49 PM

I keep mine inside always and then load them in my suv every weekend... Its pretty frickin cold here in FL right now, wearing full wetsuits already:)

durty_curt 11-12-2012 7:33 PM


Originally Posted by westsidarider (Post 1794243)
Ride it. If Ur lake is frozen, put it on a plane and fly to a warmer place

i was gonna say the exact same thing...

kristian 11-13-2012 5:40 AM

Does anyone miss the good old days where your bindings would perish if not stored correctly? na..... neither do I.

will5150 11-13-2012 10:08 AM

put them in a travel bag, buy a plane ticket to Orlando and hit up the Boarding school!

fly135 11-13-2012 11:25 AM

I plan to continue to give mine a good beating all winter.

Luker 11-13-2012 12:56 PM

its a wakeboard not a kitten... just put it somewhere it wont get stolen or you wont run over it

sippi 11-13-2012 1:05 PM

you shrink wrap your kitten? jk, put it in a corner or a closet and leave it, maybe look at it, put your boots on and watch videos in the winter...

Luker 11-13-2012 1:46 PM

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srock 11-15-2012 8:36 AM

I know a good taxidermist for your cat Charmin.

canucked 11-15-2012 11:38 AM

Make sure you use binding stabilizer and its a good idea to change your board fluid.

11-15-2012 12:03 PM

Dont forget the binding bearrings.

benjaminp 11-15-2012 4:22 PM

After all the awesomely sarcastic comments I get to admit that I put a coat of Turtle wax on my board every winter. Keeps it nice and shiny, because we all know wakeboarding is more about looking good than riding well.

pnichols 11-16-2012 7:46 AM

Depending on where you live, binding stabilizer can be next to impossible to find (you can't find it in Ohio). Most of the guys I ride with will just use blinker fluid instead.....it's basically the same stuff. You can find it at any Pep Boys or Napa next to the light bulb repair kits. ;)

MUNS 11-16-2012 2:13 PM

Don't listen to these guys about binding stabilizer, or blinker fluid. You can winterize your board with common house hold items. I personally like to cover my board in honey. Keeps the resin in the fiberglass from drying out. Also if you don't want the material on your bindings to crack, just smear peanut butter all over them. The oils in the peanut butter keeps everything nice and moist and crack free!

MICAH_HARPER 11-16-2012 3:01 PM

^^^^then you can eat it

Wake08 11-17-2012 11:39 AM

mmmm, peanut butter and honey wakeboard sandwich

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