Hyperlite has a huge collection of wakeboards, each with their own distinct packages which make them more appealing to one subset of wakeboarders over the other. This helps make them one of the biggest names in water sports as their lineup of past, present and future wakeboards only get better with time. Hyperlite wakeboards come in a wide array of sizes and unique features, but one thing that is seen as nearly equal in each one is their performance.
Wakeboarding has become a highly entertaining water sport in all parts of the world. Experienced riders will tell you that it’s all about the board as the rider can make the board, but the board makes the sport. This statement is so true which is why it’s so important to carefully chose the best board for you. The good news is that Hyperlite has already considered this as each signature series is best suited for one rider over another.
The following review details the Top 10 Hyperlite Wakeboards of 2017 and details the best features of each series.
|Image||Name||Skill Level||Price||Rating||Check Best Price|
|HYPERLITE 2016 FRANCHISE WAKEBOARD||Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced||$$$||10.0|
|HYPERLITE 2016 PRIZM WOMEN'S WAKEBOARD||Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|HYPERLITE 2017 VAGABOND WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|HYPERLITE MYSTIQUE WOMEN’S WAKEBOARD||Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced||$$$||9.9|
|HYPERLITE 2016 WISHBONE WAKEBOARD||Intermediate||$$$||9.8|
|HYPERLITE 2016 VAGABOND WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.8|
|HYPERLITE KRUZ NOVA WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.8|
|HYPERLITE MAREK BIO WAKEBOARD||Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced||$$$||9.8|
|HYPERLITE AGENT WAKEBOARD||Intermediate and Advanced||$$$||9.7|
|HYPERLITE 2017 DIVINE JR. KID’S WAKEBOARD||Beginners and Intermediates||$$$||9.7|
The 2017 Divine Wakeboard is the youth riders dream as this board is a performance upgrade and one of the best wakeboards of the year for younger riders. The 2017 Divine brings out the very best in what younger riders are looking for including improved handling, stability and control. The visuals will appeal to girl riders more than boys and comes in highly recommended for beginners.
This upgrade is one of the most affordable 2017 Hyperlite wakeboards and will have your child learning about wakeboarding in no time at all. The ease of use and ability that makes the rider so much better are some of its best attributes and specifically what riders have been talking about. Scoring a 9.7 out of 10, the 2017 Hyperlite Divine gives you nice pop, soft landings, and is very durable for a beginner’s wakeboard for kids.
The Hyperlite Agent Wakeboard is an all-time classic which has helped it become one of the best-selling wakeboards on Amazon. The amazing graphics serves up a great deal of appeal as the white and black graphics are some of the best out there. This fan favorite is best suited for intermediates and advanced level riders and gives you a chance at getting big air coming off the wake.
Agent is a true performance wakeboard that has amazing durability, but doesn’t detract from softer landings. The ridged, but stiff Biolite 2 core makes this board extremely lightweight and strong at the same time. Some of the highlight features include a 3-stage rocker, layered glass lamination, variable edge design, four removable fins, and Enduro Base.
For those weighing less than 130 pounds, meet the Hyperlite Marek Bio wakeboard. This orange and black board boasts some aggressive graphics which is the first thing riders notice, but once on board the focus quickly shifts to nothing but performance. This extremely lightweight and very durable wakeboard was specifically designed to meet the needs of riders of all skill types.
The Marek Bio wakeboard comes in with an impressive 9.8 out of 10, and considering the numerous Hyperlite wakeboards on the market this is definitely worth mentioning. Featuring 4 wings, an abrupt continuous rocker, Biolite 3 core, two stage channel, molded landing feature, and a Hyperlite exclusive Monocoque construction. Coming in at well under $200, this high performance wakeboard is well worth the price.
For aggressive riders Hyperlite introduced the Kruz Nova Wakeboard. This board was specifically created to meet the needs of the most experienced riders in mind as professionals from all wakes of the globe have made this a top pick. The Kruz Nova is a true game changer that not only refines skills, but allows experienced riders to perfect virtually every jump, stunt, and any trick that comes to mind.
This board is not for the young at heart as it’s only recommended for diehard wakeboarders. Supercharged with the latest technology which includes an E-Core Stringer and an M6 Strata Mounting System that secures the bindings in place under any riding conditions. Complete with an abrupt continuous rocker, 9 degree angled fins, two-stage channel, and was designed by professional Rusty Malinoski himself.
The visuals of the 2016 Vagabond are the only thing that keeps this board from scoring a perfect 10 out of 10. Offering a somewhat outdated color and graphics scheme, the 2016 Vagabond more than makes up for it with a high performance package that was designed for amazing tricks and big air jumps. This 2016 upgrade takes the best of the 2015 wakeboard and totally revolutionizes Hyperlite’s high end water sport technology.
This board holds nothing back when it comes to performance as it boasts features that appeal to some of the most aggressive wakeboarders out there. Offering a continuous rocker, 8-degree bevel, centered beveled edge, Biolite 3-core, continuous rocker, CarboNetX Inlay construction, and a curbed flow channel. This Vagabond upgrade was built to last and comes in highly recommended for intermediates and advanced riders.
For those looking for a wakeboard that looks truly unique, the 2016 Wishbone is just that. This board offers up a very unique styling package that includes a green and black color pattern. This board is one of the easiest to learn and intermediates will enjoy the big air ability and stability going in and coming out of the wake. This 2016 Hyperlite wakeboard is extremely durable, lightweight, and offers great cutting and turning capabilities.
Hyperlite did it right when they launched a refined version of the Wishbone which is best suited for intermediates. At first, beginners will find it difficult to master, but for those with a bit more experience they will be owning the wake in no time at all. The 100% bamboo core is the first of its kind which also features a Power Press Rocker, Sintered Enduro Base, M6 inserts, durable Monocoque construction, full ABS sidewall, and was inspired by pro rider Aaron Stumpf.
The Mystique Wakeboard by Hperlite is easily their best women’s wakeboards this year, and one of the best of all-time. This amazingly specked out board offers women riders all the features to have them taking full advantage of what wakeboarding was meant to be. Mystique offers some amazing graphics and comes in highly recommended for female riders of all skill types.
At first sight, it’s hard to not fall in love with the Hyperlite Mystique with its amazing color and graphical pattern. The best aspects of Mystique are that it literally makes women riders better which is very easy to learn, and offers the control and stability riders need to heighten their confidence. This board offers a clean and fast shape thanks to the 3-stage rocker, M6 hardware, 4 removable fins, 6” Low Pro Plate System, and the best part is the price which comes in around $175.
The Hyperlite 2017 Vagabond wakeboard is not for everyone, but is for those looking for a board that offers the best in water sports technology. This 2017 upgrade has all the bells and whistles that features Hyperlite’s best attributes and some new features which have yet to be seen. This highly versatile wakeboard is perfect for intermediates looking to refine their skills, and recommended even more for pro level riders looking to wakeboard under the most aggressive conditions.
The Vagabond series which is designed by Greg Nelson himself has seen numerous enhancements over the years. The focus has been on performance, durability, control and stability, and the 2017 model brings out the very best of each. Boasting a 3-stage continuous rocker, CarbonetX technology, Monocoque construction, and of course Hyperlite’s exclusive Biolite 3 core.
The Prizm series has become one of the most popular wakeboards which was specifically designed for women riders. This highly versatile wakeboard can handle any condition giving riders a stable platform that offers a great deal of responsiveness, control and handling. The minimalistic design quality is easily overlooked which is highly recommended for riders of all skill levels.
The 2016 Prizm Women’s wakeboard has many similarities to the best-seller Murray 20th Anniversary Pro Model. Coming in at only 12 pounds, this lightweight and very durable board thanks to the durable Monocoque construction will mean this board will handle aggressive wakeboarding with ease, and you can expect it’ll last for many years to come. The satin flex, subtle 3-stage rocker, variable edge design, center landing spine, M6 inserts, and layered glass round out some of the highlight features.
The 2016 Franchise is not only Hyperlite’s best wakeboard of 2017, but it’s easily one of the best boards anywhere. This amazingly beautiful, highly rugged, and very versatile wakeboard will turn pretenders into pro level riders in no time at all. Suitable for riders of all skill levels and the transitional aspects means a beginner can buy the board today and expect and expect it’ll still be around for years to come.
The Hyperlite 2016 Franchise is thinner and less friction producing than the former model. This means more speed as the grace that this board moves through the water helps to create some of the effortless riding, period. The amazing, subtle graphics makes it visually appealing for all riders, but the appeal of the board itself goes much further than what’s on the outside.
This Hyperlite best-seller boasts an Enduro Base, variable edge profile, continuous rocker, and much more. The best part of the 2016 Franchise is that it’s priced to sell and at under $250 it’s a small price to pay for a performance wakeboard of this caliber.