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Best Wakeboard Bindings for 2021

Bindings are a vital piece to every wakeboard setup. Having the best wakeboard is only part of the equation. You also need the perfect pair of bindings to mount on it.

Your wakeboard bindings are your connection to your board. Whether you are doing nose presses in the cable park or you’re boat riding and working on your spins, you need a wakeboard binding that offers the level of response you need.

Since every wakeboard binding is different, we wanted to share the best wakeboard bindings for 2021 into one list.

So let’s get right to it.

Best Boat Wakeboard Bindings Overall

Hyperlite Ultra Wakeboard Bindings 2021




Overall Rating

Considerations Rating Out 5
Comfort 4.8
Stability 4.9
Softens Landings 5
Performance 5
Overall Quality 5

Editor’s Rating: 4.94 out of 5 stars


The Hyperlite Ultra wakeboard bindings are Rusty Malinoski’s pro model boots. These bindings were specifically designed to be high-performance wakeboard binding for boat riders. The main focus with these was on keeping them lightweight and comfortable while offering a ton of stability and shock absorption for your landings.

The Ultra binding is built on the Hyperlite Fusion plate system. When looking at the boots from the side, you will notice there is a more natural forward lean. That will help you keep your body aligned with your knees bent, helping you ride your fullest potential. The boot has a fully engineered mesh construction that makes this one of the lightest set of wakeboard bindings you can get.

There is a dual lacing closure system, so you can get a fit that is custom to how you want it. There is a heel retention harness that holds your heel in place once you tighten the lower lacing zone.

The boot’s liner is fully 3d heat-moldable so that it will fit well around your foot. To keep the boot lightweight, Hyperlite cored out the shell of the liner. Inside the boot, there is an extremely soft HyperCush insole. In addition to making these insanely comfortable, they offer an additional level of shock absorption.

Overall, this is the best performing wakeboard binding system for boat riders. If you’re looking to take your riding to the next level, get the Hyperlite Ultra bindings.


Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable/ Fully Heat Moldable
  • Stability
  • Shock Absorption
  • Dual Lacing System

Cons:

  • On the more expensive side
  • Specifically for boat riders

Sizes:

7-8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13-14




Best Open Toe Wakeboard Bindings

Liquid Force Transit Wakeboard Bindings 2021




Overall Rating

Considerations Rating Out 5
Comfort 4.8
Stability 4.2
Softens Landings 4.2
Performance 4
Overall Quality 4.5

Editor’s Rating: 4.34 out of 5 stars


The Liquid Force Transit is the perfect open-toe wakeboard binding for anyone looking for comfort and stability at an excellent price.

The Transit bindings feature a comfortable EVA footbed that will help offer support and offer shock absorption to soften your landings. These bindings have a zonal lacing system to adjust the upper and lower portion of the boot separately for a custom fit.

These bindings have a medium flex with excellent stability. There is a flex zone built into the binding that allows you to move forward and back and side to side.

These bindings are right for anyone looking for a binding under the $300 price point that can do it all. The Liquid Force Transit is perfect for either cable park or boat riding and will work well to share with everyone on the boat.


Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Comfortable
  • Stability
  • Shock Absorption
  • Cable or Boat Riding

Cons:

  • While these are durable and perfect for beginners, as you progress, you might want to find something that offers more stability or flex depending on your style of riding.

Sizes:

8-10, 12-15




Best Wakeboard Bindings for the Cable Park

Slingshot Space Mob Wakeboard Bindings 2021




Overall Rating

Considerations Rating Out 5
Comfort 4.9
Stability 4.8
Softens Landings 4.7
Performance 4.8
Overall Quality 5

Editor’s Rating: 4.84 out of 5 stars


The Slingshot Space Mob Wakeboard bindings are perfect for your cable park board setup. This is a closed-toe, two-piece binding system with many customizable features to make them pressable and comfy or stable and hard-charging.

The bindings connect to your wakeboard with the direct connect soles. There is technically no baseplate with these boot binding systems. The base of your liner rests right on top of your board. When you remove the liner and look through the shell, you will be staring right at the top of your board. The benefit here is that there is an additional level of responsiveness and board feel that you won’t get with some other wakeboard binding systems. With the Slingshot Space Mob, you are closer to your board.

These bindings have the ultralight K9 mounting system. The mounting system allows you to customize your stance options while eliminating any heel or toe lift to keep you locked into those presses.

The Space Mob’s straps and lacing system offer a ton of customizability too. These bindings have a Tri-Zone lacing system so that you can keep the top, middle, or lower part of the bindings dialed into your exact flex level. These wakeboard boots also feature Slingshot’s signature Gummy Straps. These straps are durable, interchangeable (with other colorways available), and will keep you locked into the level of tension you want, just like the lacing system. For cable park riding, you might want to crank the lower and middle straps while leaving the top strap looser. The choice is yours, so why not experiment with the options.

One of the best features about the Space Mob wakeboard bindings is that the liner is removable, and they were designed like a comfortable high-top boot that you can walk around in. The liners use a traditional lacing system and have triple-density EVA soles that help protect your feet as you walk around when you are not riding at the park. The liners offer excellent stability and heel hold thanks to the internal and external J-bars that cup the back of your heel. Your heel will remain locked in as you ride.

The tongue of the boot’s shell is removable. You have the option to leave the shell’s tongue in if you want additional stiffness and support. Otherwise, you can remove the tongue for a softer, more flexible feel.

If you are looking for the perfect wakeboard boot/binding for the cable park, you just found it. Get the Slingshot Space Mob wakeboard bindings.


Pros:

  • So many customizable options
  • Removable liner you can walk in
  • Removable tongue for added support / or flexibility
  • Board feel is incredible – there is no added baseplate so you stand on top of your board
  • Gummy straps

Cons:

  • On the more expensive side
  • There aren’t many cons here. I don’t particularly love the moon print of the liner. However, the shell and binding as a whole look so nice/

Sizes:

7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13




Best Wakeboard Bindings for Beginners

Hyperlite Remix Wakeboard Bindings 2021




Overall Rating

Considerations Rating Out 5
Comfort 5
Stability 4.2
Softens Landings 4.4
Performance 4.7
Overall Quality 4.8

Editor’s Rating: 4.62 out of 5 stars


The Remix boot is Hyperlite’s best-selling wakeboard binding. It is an open-toe boot with a ton of beginner-friendly features to help you ride at a very low price point.

The standout feature with the Hyperlite Remix bindings are how comfortable they are. There is a plush, soft feel to the inner lining of the boot. The inside of these bindings are lined with EVA foam, and the tongue is heat moldable to help get your fit customized to the shape of your feet.

There is a dual lacing system that allows you to tune the lower part of your foot separately from the top of your leg. The dual lacing system allows you to experiment with the level of support you need from your binding as you learn to ride. The lacing system has straps that can easily pop off to get the laces out of the way. This feature makes getting in and out of the bindings easier.

These bindings are perfect for sharing. The Hyperlite Remix bindings have an open-toe design, and if your friends have a slightly larger foot, they will still be able to use these bindings comfortably.

These boots are built on top of the Hyperlite LP2 Low Pro Plate System. This plate system is designed to be lightweight and durable. The result is a binding that will last you, offer a better board feel, and allow you to get your stance exactly where you want it. Hyperlite also added in the aluminum claw insert mounting system to ensure your bindings stay in place at all times.

These also come in a version specifically made for kids too. Check the kid friendly version out here.

If you are looking for the best wakeboard bindings for beginners, you need to get the Hyperlite Remix binding.

If you are searching for a great deal, last year’s version is nearly identical and it is on sale here too.


Pros:

  • Insanely comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Open toe / perfect for sharing
  • Inexpensive and still high quality

Cons:

  • Runs a half size small

Sizes:

4-8, 7-10.5, 10-14




Best Women’s Wakeboard Bindings for Beginners

Hyperlite Allure Wakeboard Bindings – Women’s 2021




Overall Rating

Considerations Rating Out 5
Comfort 3.9
Stability 4.6
Softens Landings 3.5
Performance 4.8
Overall Quality 3.8

Editor’s Rating: 4.12 out of 5 stars


The Women’s Hyperlite Allure wakeboard bindings are the perfect binding for beginners that want a quality binding that won’t cost a lot. These are a one size fits all open toe binding that you can share with your entire family.

The Allure bindings are ideal for anyone within a women’s size 5 through 10. However, it can accommodate smaller or larger feet with some adjustments too.

Hyperlite Allure have a few features to help make them comfortable while remaining responsive enough to lean to wakeboard. There is a soft, plush lining through the tongue and area above your foot. The footbed of the Allure rests on soft EVA foam. These bindings have a Hyperplush rear flex zone. This is a flexible soft area in the back that reduces friction on the back of your leg as you make heelside turns. As your learning, you will be leaning back a lot, and this feature helps you stay out on the water longer.

The lacing system haze cinch lace zones. These are a simple single lacing pull and lock system. You simple pull the lacing lock to your desired tightness, lock it, and clip the lock to one of the laces to keep it from bouncing around as you ride.

The Allure wakeboard bindings are built on the Hyperlite Low Pro Plate System. The plate system is made to be durable and lightweight while keeping your binding locked in place. The last thing you want as you’re learning to ride is a binding that comes loose.

Overall, the Hyperlite Allure is the perfect entry-level women’s binding the whole family can use. The Hyperlite Allure Bindings have all of the key features to look for without any extras that can inflate the price. If you’re looking for the best beginner wakeboard binding for women, you just found it. Get the Hyperlite Allure bindings and get out there.


Pros:

  • Inexpensive and still high quality
  • Easy in and out – Cinch lace zones
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to use
  • One Size Fits All
  • Can be shared

Cons:

  • Single lacing system – You can’t get vary the tension in the top of your leg differently from your foot.
  • Lack some of the added features of other more expensive bindings – not moldable / can’t walk around in the liner

Sizes:

One Size Fits All




Best Women’s Wakeboard Bindings for Boat Riding

Ronix Signature Women’s Wakeboard Bindings 2021




Overall Rating

Considerations Rating Out 5
Comfort 4.7
Stability 4.9
Softens Landings 4.2
Performance 4.8
Overall Quality 4.7

Editor’s Rating: 4.66 out of 5 stars


The Ronix Signature women’s wakeboard bindings are an overall top pick on this list. If you want a stiffer flex, closed-toe boot that was designed for comfort and performance, this is it.

The standout features of the Signature wakeboard boots are its liner and its baseplate technology.

The Signature wakeboard boots have Ronix Stage 3 liner, which includes triple density foam that molds to your foot. It has 13% less base material making it lighter than some of the other options on this list. The liner has reinforced foam in the areas that require the boot to be stable while reducing the foam in areas that make the boot more flexible/maneuverable. Ronix added in j-bars to add in superior heel hold and response.

While the liner itself molds to your foot, an excellent feature about the Ronix Signature is that the skeleton of the boot will expand to fit around your foot naturally. It is part of the Ronix BrainFrame technology that was designed into this boot. BrainFrame tech focuses on getting the upper part of the boot to work with the baseplate’s responsiveness. With this tech, you get a binding that offers instant energy transfer and responsiveness upward. The benefit is that it reduces leg fatigue while increasing the board feel.

If you’re looking for a boot that adds support to take your boat riding to the next level, get the Women’s Ronix Signature wakeboard bindings.


Pros:

  • Comfortable / Moldable
  • Base plate and upper part of the boot transfer energy for increased board feel and response
  • Auto lock lacing technology
  • Easy in and out
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Might be on the stiffer side for some riders
  • Higher price (it is worth it for the tech built into these)

Sizes:

6-7,8,9,10


Note: The Ronix Signature boot is starting to sell out online. There are a few more sizes still available here.




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