Beneath the droves of pro model set-ups on the market, there exists a wallet friendly alternative widely referred to as the teamboard. They are are often constructed and designed using the same techniques as their more expensive counterparts, they just lack the über aggressive catering to a specific rider and riding type. When comparing performance and price, team set ups can be a very charismatic buy.
We’ve read through hundreds of product reviews, rider testimonials, and product listings to find the five top 2013 team packages for under $500.
The Kink boasts a fast base and is very versatile. It releases well and performs just as well in the cable park as it does behind the boat. When paired with the Venza boot, one obtains a super light and supportive set up for a very comfy price.
Designed by industry leading coach Mike Ferraro, the District is the only board on our list to truly blur the lines between three-stage and continuous. This deck contains bucking pop yet is unburdened by drag. When coupled with the District boots (our personal favorite from the list), one ends up with a set up that that surpasses the technicality of some pro models out there.
The Trip is the longest continuously running board on the market. It’s fast, predictable, and it’s rocker line caters to beginners and big wake riders alike. The index boot is plush and flexible. This keeps your feet as happy as your wallet.
If you’re looking for a flex board that delivers an easy ride with lots of control, look no further. The Choice excels in boat and park and is a favorite among those preferring a snowboard-like feel. The low cut Option boots are flexible on rails and offer just the right amount of ankle support for boat riding.
The Forefront was designed for progression. It features an asymmetrical design (toe to heel) and comes with several different fin sizes that allow a healthy amount of customization. Coupled with the Remix boot, you get a truly customizable set-up that caters to all.
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