Hyperlite 2011 Wake Demo Tour â€“ Try before you buy!
For months now you will have been seeing all the promo material for all the new 2011 wake gear bombarding you whether on your Facebook wall, in your local pro shop or from the team riders at your local lake. Like any new products all the shiny new graphics will be the first thing that catch your eye, but no matter how much you like the look of the gear, rule no.1 for any serious rider is never buy off graphic alone!!
So how do you decide what to ride? Test them of course!
The 2011 Hyperlite Wake Demo Tour kicked off just over a week ago with our first event of the season at Blackpool Wake Park on Saturday 16th April and the Wake MK on Sunday 17th. We grabbed 30 boards and countless sets of the new Hyperlite System Bindings from the shelves, all brand new and broke them out of their boxes, loaded them into the van and headed off to kick off the season.
There was one main theme running through both days, System, System and more about the System! We expected a lot of interest but the amount of people itching to try out the biggest revolution in wakeboarding for along time was unreal. Even with a full team including myself, our main man and public face Mr Nik Green, UK Team riders Tor Young and Gary Stelfox, and not forgetting International Legend Nick Davies, we didn’t stop for the entire day matching keen riders with a suitable board and set of Systems to match.
As for the response, well it was unreal, we had one negative comment all afternoon which made us all laugh, they are â€œtoo responsiveâ€, Â if this is a problem then it is a problem im sure everyone of us would love to have??? The same story came back time after time, â€œevery move you make transfers to the boardâ€, â€œthe edge to edge is unrealâ€ .
Now I would expect most of you who read this to think blah blah blah of course we are going to say all this and I cannot argue with that. But what I can do is challenge you all!!
Do not take my word for it, do not take the word of our team riders, do not take the word of others that have tried the products. Try them for yourselves!
We have 2 more confirmed Demo Days in the coming months. First up is at Sheffield Cable Ski on Saturday 21st of May for all you riders stuck up in the bleak north just like us in the office. Then we move to JB Waterski down at Thorpe Park on the 4th of June for everyone down south.
So take up the challenge, come try before you buy, then make your mind up which is the product for you. What’s the sense in buying off graphic or on your mates advise when you can pick the perfect product for you and have a great day on the water to go with it!!
I cant finish this little article without giving a big shout out and thanks to Nick Davies, Tor Young and Gary Stelfox and all the others who worked their ass off alongside the Watersports World team at these events.
See you on the dock!