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The 5 Best Wakeskates of 2021

There aren’t many things you can do behind the boat that are more fun than wakeskating. Whether you’re a long-time skateboarder, wakeboarder looking for something new, or you just want one board you can ride behind anything with a motor strong enough to pull you out of the water, wakeskating offers free-spirited fun for anyone that gets on one. With wake boat prices going through the roof and the focus getting heavier on giant wakes and waves, we love that wakeskating can be equally as fun on your cousin’s crusty cabin cruiser or jet ski from the 90s.

Ride your skate on rails or kickers, pop shuvits and ollies out in the flats, or pull the fins and slide some surface spins – when you’re on a wakeskate, the only thing that will limit your fun is your creativity. Here we’ll dive into the specifics of the best wakeskates of 2021 and what types of riders they are most suited for.


Ronix Boomstick Bi-Level

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One of the most advanced wakeskate constructions on the market, the Ronix Boomstick Bi-Level skate checks quite a few boxes for every ability level. As the name suggests the Boomstick Bi-Level uses two unique layers – the Paulownia bottom offers playful and forgiving responsiveness while the stiff maple top inspires confidence and tons of feel on the water. One of our favorite benefits of a bi-level skate is the forgiveness it offers on landings. The two separate layers flex separately from each other, so if the skater lands less than perfectly, the bottom will absorb any mistakes without sending that feedback through to the top sheet. This can also be very beneficial for newer skaters as well. Wherever you’re at in your wakeskate journey, you can’t go wrong with the Boomstick.

Ability LevelDeck SurfaceRocker Type Original Price
Intermediate-AdvancedGrip TapeThree-Stage Hybrid$349.99

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Liquid Force Tao

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For those of you that like to put your wakeskate through the wringer, the Liquid Force Tao has your back! Built as one of the most durable wakeskates on the market, the Tao can handle kickers, sliders, docks, or anything else you can throw at it. The 100% Paulownia core is wrapped with Liquid Rails and a full Sintered Grind Base for smooth sliding on rails and maximum durability. Paired with its progressive 3 stage rocker, this skate is no slouch wake to wake either. It offers powerful pop and responsive handling. The Tao really is a perfect workhorse for any stable of boards. Grab one, and enjoy it for years and years….then probably a few more years after that.

Ability LevelDeck SurfaceRocker Type Original Price
Intermediate-AdvancedGrip TapeThree-Stage Hybrid$399.99

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Ronix Rove Karver

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You ever cruise a motorcycle through the twists and turns of an empty mountain road with nothing but the sound of the wind whipping through your hair to keep you company? Well, neither have we – but we can only assume that it’d be a similar feeling to riding the Ronix Rove Karver. This wakeskate is a dream machine that trades crazy tech and features for an easy-going afternoon full of smiles behind the boat. The Rove Karver is a directional skate with three large fins in the tail, tons of surface area, and a bare-foot-friendly EVA top deck. We love this deck for its confidence-inspiring shape that serves up as many longboard inspired soul-turns as you can throw at it. At $149.99, it’s a no-brainer to have on the boat for those free-spirited days on the lake.

Ability LevelDeck SurfaceRocker Type Original Price
Beginner-IntermediateEVA FoamContinuous$149.99

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Liquid Force Focus

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Small price tag – BIG performance! The Liquid Force Focus features a solid 9-ply construction often found on higher-end models, a full-length EVA grip pad, and a forgiving beveled rail that’s easy for anyone to get the hang of. The EVA pad is great on a board at this price point because anyone that’s out on the boat can give wakeskating a shot, whether they have shoes with them or not. We really like when brands offer a product that can take riders from their first time getting up all the way through the intermediate ranks – and this deck knocks it out of the park in that category.

Ability LevelDeck SurfaceRocker Type Original Price
Beginner-IntermediateEVA FoamThree-Stage$149.99

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Ronix Electric Collective

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For skaters looking for explosive pop, stability, and board control without the sticker shock– here you go! We often view this wakeskate as our favorite choice for anyone wanting to upgrade from their beginner deck, but not yet ready to commit to the pro-model prices some boards sell for. With the Electric Collective, you get the versatility of the three-stage hybrid rocker, durability and on-water feel of full wood construction, and a built-in concave and kicktail for that extra bit of stability and control. The full EVA deck pad is also a great option for skaters that are ready to add to their bag of tricks but aren’t interested in riding in shoes, or having shoes on the boat in general – trust us, we get it. This skate just flat-out works, and works for a lot of people. There is certainly a reason it’s been a staple in the Ronix line for years!

Ability LevelDeck SurfaceRocker Type Original Price
Intermediate-AdvancedEVA FoamThree-Stage Hybrid$199.99

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