Wakeboard Critic

Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard Review

Maximum speed and pop off the wake with a free riding style

If you love the free riding style and lots of carving then the Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard is ideal.  This board has been designed by Josh Twelker and Greg Nelson and caters for riders of all different sizes who love riding fast. 


It’s a super lightweight board that will give you maximum speed and pop off the wake, sending you out into the flats.  This board is great for beginner and intermediate riders who love the feeling of an aggressive, but responsive wakeboard.  For a comparable women’s wakeboard, checkout the Hyperlite Cadence wakeboard review. 

Specifications and Features

  • 128cm (Jr), 134cm, 138cm, 142cm, 146cm
  • Continuous rocker
  • Variable thickness profile
  • Variable edge design
  • Minimum swing weight profile
  • Subtle landing feature
  • Dual concave tunnels
  • Monocoque construction
  • Biolite 3 core
  • Layered glass
  • M6 inserts
hyperlite cryptic wakeboard review

With variety of sizes to choose from, this wakeboard will cater for wakeboarders ranging from approximately 85lbs (40kg) right up to over 200lbs (90kg).  It is built with Hyperlite’s advanced Biolite 3 core making it a super lightweight board, ideal for carving through the water and crossing the wake. 

Aggressive and Responsive

The Hyperlite Cryptic wakeboard is designed to give you fast speed across the water.  It’s a fully continuous rocker with a smooth uninterrupted curve, which is ideal for gaining maximum speed.  It cuts through the water easily, and with the variable edge design it’s a bit more forgiving with surface tricks and landing, but the sharper edge at the tip and tail allows for secure edging when needed. 


As you approach the wake, it’s easy to generate and maintain your speed because the dual concave tunnels on the base of the board channel water past the fins.  This provides an aggressive approach and responsive edge hold and assists with edge cutting towards the wake.  

Massive Pop off the wake

Generally, continuous rocker wakeboards don’t generate as much height off the wake but are ideal for sending you further out into the flats.  The Hyperlite Cryptic has a slightly wider profile which provides the rider with more power and control as they approach the wake and therefore, you get a little more lift off the wake so you can get further out into the flats.  The Hyperlite Cryptic wakeboard also has a variable thickness profile which means the weight has been kept as minimal as possible by trimming the profile at the tip and tail.  


And when it comes to landing, the Cryptic has been designed with a subtle landing feature to make those landings smoother and easier to nail. 

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  • Fast across the water
  • Massive pop off the wake
  • Slightly wider profile
  • Subtle landing feature
  • Five sizes available
  • Aggressive, responsive ride


  • Takes more effort and skill to get vertical height of the wake

Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard Package

hyperlite cryptic wakeboard review

The Verdict

When it’s a beautiful day, the water is like butter (you may want to check out our wakeboarding terms for this one) and you just want to get out and carve it up, this wakeboard is ideal.  The continuous rocker provides a fast, smooth ride and landings are soft.  


The high-quality construction that Hyperlite is famous for, ensures you have a board that is lightweight, but also durable and able to resist the inevitable impacts that will occur from time to time.  This is a great board to have on hand for when the conditions are just perfect, and it will suit wakeboarders who may be beginners or those who have a little more experience.  With the variety of sizes the Hyperlite Cryptic Wakeboard has available, you’re bound to find one that suits you. 

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