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Best Of 2011: Editor’s Picks

November 2, 2011

Take a look back at our editors’ favorite gear from 2011, including the year’s best wakeboards, best wakeskates and more.

Shane Bonifay and the 2011 Liquid Force Shane wakeboard

Liquid Force Shane wakeboard

When you’re dealing with a wakeboard designed for a stylish veteran rider by a shaper who pioneered the sport, you really can’t go wrong. Read the full review.

2011 Body Glove Eco Life Jacket

Body Glove Eco Life Jacket

The Body Glove Eco is the lightest life jacket that we’ve ever tried on. Even better, it’s environmentally friendly to boot. Read the full review.

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Josh Palma and the CWB xFaction wakeboard

CWB xFaction wakeboard

Thanks to CWB’s durable Ti slider base and the aforementioned beveled edges, the xFaction is made to stand up to the high-frequency rail hits of a cable park. Read the full interview.

Keith Lyman and the 2011 Slingshot Lyman wakeboard

Slingshot Lyman wakeboard

Keith Lyman retired from pro wakeboarding in late April to pursue a career in the military, but his signature hard-charging style will live on in the all-new Slingshot Lyman wakeboard. Read the full interview.

Erik Ruck and the Ronix Phoenix Project wakeboard

Ronix Phoenix Project wakeboard

To get the best of both worlds, we’ve always found it’s better to use a flex board on rails and a regular core on the wake. The new Ronix Phoenix Project wakeboard has solved that two-board conundrum. Read the full interview.

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Jimmy LaRiche and the Hyperlite Franchise wakeboard

Hyperlite Franchise wakeboard

We were completely comfortable on Jimmy LaRiche’s new pro model, the Hyperlite Franchise, the first time I rode it. That’s pretty rare. Read the full interview.

George Daniels and the 2011 Byerly Heritage wakeskate

Byerly Heritage wakeskate

I was completely comfortable on Jimmy LaRiche’s new pro model, the Hyperlite Franchise, the first time I rode it. That’s pretty rare. Read the full interview.

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