While you can ride a park board behind the boat or a boat board at a wake park, neither is ideally suited to those environments. If you don’t have the budget for two different, specific boards for boat and park riding, a hybrid board is the perfect option. In terms of flex, hybrid boards tend to fall right in between boat boards and park boards. Many feature softer flex through the tip and tail for locking into presses, but are stiffer between the bindings, still allowing for good pop off the wake. These wakeboards usually feature durable, simple base designs with removable fins, which provide good traction into the wake and still slide well.