Enlightened Lines: 2012 Wakeboard Ropes

Liquid Force

Vision rope

What we're into: The thin, flexible coating, which protects the Dyneema fibers from UV rays and prevents snags and abrasion damage

Straight Line

Team rope

($140 with Sham How handle; slsports.com)

What we're into: The no-stretch construction and abrasion-resistant coating

Ronix

R8 rope

What we're into: The new square-shape, urethane-coated cover, which keeps the rope snag- and abrasion-free

Accurate

Jacket line

What we're into: The closed-cell floating core and super-durable Spectra outer shell

Proline

Vapor mainline

What we're into: The zero-stretch, extra-strong Dyneema line and knot-eliminating PRT coating