Buy a kneeboard
Maybe you already have some experience with kneeboarding or maybe you don't know what the sport is all about. Learn everything about a kneeboard below! With a kneeboard you sit on your knees and the kneeboard is attached with a line to for example a boat or the cable of the wakeboard track. Then the boat starts to sail and you're pulled along and can perform cool tricks! What's better than 'flying' over the water on a sunny day? Nothing right? Then take a look at our kneeboards!
It is important to be well prepared and safe when you go on the water! We therefore recommend always wearing a life jacket or impact vest. Telstar Surf sells life jackets and impact vests from the brands ION, Mystic, Duotone and Brunotti.
The purpose of a kneeboard
The purpose of a kneeboard is to stay upright on the water for as long as possible. As explained earlier, you are attached to the kneeboard by means of a strap with your knees. The board is attached to a boat or cable car, by means of a line. You are then pulled forward by the boat or cable.
When you first go on the water with a kneeboard, you will find that you need balance to avoid falling into the water. So it's very important to practice regularly and find a good balance! Once you have found that balance, you can start practicing cool tricks.
What is the difference between kneeboarding and wakeboarding?
The biggest difference between kneeboarding and wakeboarding is that you sit a lot lower on the water compared to wakeboarding. This is of course because you sit with your knees on the board instead of standing on the board. The advantage of this is that it is easier to keep your balance. In addition, a kneeboard is wider compared to a wakeboard, so you will be able to control your balance faster.With kneeboarding the start is easier than with a wakeboard, everyone can use this and therefore it is a super fun watersport for young and old! Children can start with kneeboarding and after a while when they are good at it, they can switch to wakeboarding or water skiing.
Types of kneeboards
Kneeboards come in many different shapes and sizes. You have a board for beginners, but of course also for advanced users! Below are a number of categories based on our advice, but ultimately choose a kneeboard that you feel comfortable with!
A basic kneeboard is equipped with starting hook, which makes it easier for you to learn kneeboarding. But what is a start hook exactly? The kneeboard handle is placed behind the start hook, so your hands are free at the start out of the water. Once you are sailing, you can take the handle out of the hook and hold it in your hands. A basic board is definitely recommended if you are going to practice water sports for the first time. A basic board is thicker, so the board does not react very 'aggressively'. This allows you to control your balance and learn the basics of kneeboarding.
High end kneeboard
A high end kneeboard does not come with a starting hook, but on the other hand have a better knee strap and a more comfortable knee bed. You will need this knee bed if you will be jumping over the wake, for example.
A high end board is recommended if you already have some experience with kneeboarding. Also, these kneeboards are made of a different material, which means they are stronger and thinner. Because the board is thinner, the kneeboard reacts more 'aggressive', but you can make more speed towards the waves and perform a trick easier. The kneeboards have less resistance, so you can turn better!