“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”
- Michael Jordan
Regardless of age, knee boarding is a fun filled and thrilling water sport,
but if you don’t have the right equipment you won’t be able to enjoy
the sport to its fullest. Here is a brief guide on kneeboards.
1. Types of Boards
Recreational Kneeboards : As the name implies, this type of kneeboard
is used for enjoyment purposes and is best suited for beginners. It
offers a smooth and enjoyable ride. For advanced boards, you can opt
for a retooled board. These offer more control and help the body to
adjust quickly in the water.
Competition Kneeboards : These boards are designed for competition
level boarders. The key point of Competition Kneeboards are that they
are much lighter and thinner and can facilitate quick turning.
2. Kneeboard Styles
The style can be chosen based purely on the purpose for which it will be
used, irrespective of proficiency level.
Slalom Boards: These boards are ideal for slalom boarding. The sharp
edge paves the way for better turning and the flat base offers a smooth
Trick Boards: As the name suggests, the trick boards are best for doing
tricks. It is the curved base that allows you to get air for flips, spins and
other kneeboarding tricks.
3. Kneeboard Designs
When it comes to competition, lightweight materials are favoured,
while beginners usually opt for traditional budget-friendly materials.
The fins are positioned at the bottom of the board. The purpose of the
fins is to make steering and turning easier.
The speed of the kneeboard is determined with the help of the rockers.
The higher the rocker number, the easier the kneeboard turns. The
lower the rocker number, the faster the ride will be.
For top quality Kneeboards online, visit Boat World UK at
For questions, call 0870 043 4942