How to Pick the Best Wakeboard

There are few things in life that are truly “one size fits all,” and wakeboards certainly aren’t one of those things. A common misconception is that you can just hop on a buddy’s board and start shredding. Well that just isn’t the case! If you want to learn how to wakeboard, then the right wakeboard is essential. Here are several tips on choosing the best wakeboard:

 

  1. Bindings are Important

 

We’ve seen too many people come in looking at wakeboards, and they completely ignore the bindings in their purchase decision. This is a huge mistake! Bindings are created for comfort and protection against injury, making them a crucial part of the wakeboarding experience. Look for bindings that are snug, but comfortable.

 

  1. Consider the Rocker

 

A wakeboard’s “rocker” is how much bend the board has, and it is either consider “continuous” or “3-stage.” If you’re just beginning the sport of wakeboarding, then a continuous rocker will be best for you, providing smooth transitions on the water. On the other hand, if you’re looking to get more aggressive with your jumps, then a 3-stage rocker will give you more lift and pop.

 

  1. Get the Right Size

 

Do not try to use a board that is the wrong size for your height/weight! A board that is too small will fly underneath you, creating a lack of control; a board that is too big will feel clunky and difficult to maneuver. Check with your pro shop on the appropriate size for your height/weight.

 

  1. Fiberglass vs. Wood

 

Fiberglass and wood are the two most popular core elements of a wakeboard, and each has its perks. A fiberglass board – the most popular option – is durable and lighter, while a wood core board will give the rider additional pop off the wake for more advanced tricks.

 

  1. Always Try it First

 

Check with your local pro shop – like Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – to see if you can borrow or rent gear before buying it. This helps get a feel for the best wakeboard for you and your skill level, without committing to something you don’t love.

Have more questions about the best wakeboard for you? Visit Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas today and ask to speak to our experts in the pro shop!

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Boat Winterization: How to Get Your Boat Ready for the Off Season

Labor Day has come and gone, and with it, warm summer days on the lake. Sure, we live in Texas, so you’re probably got a few more in ya! But before long, the cooler weather means it’s time to winterize your boat and get it stored properly for the fall and winter months. Here are a few tips from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas on how to get your boat ready for the off season:

 

Boat Winterization

Winterization is simply the process of getting your boat properly stored for the winter. First of all, decide where you are going to store it. An indoor facility is ideal, but if that doesn’t work, be sure to have your boat professionally shrink wrapped to protect it against the elements over the winter. Look at your boat’s manual or bring it in to Buxton Marine for Dallas boat winterization questions.

 

Inventory Safety Gear

The end of the season is a great time to inventory safety gear and make sure you still have everything you need on board. Is your fire extinguisher in good working order? Are there enough life jackets on board? First aid kit full? Replenish any supplies that are running low or have aged.

Detail the Boat

Before winterization, it’s a great time to deep clean your boat! Apply a wax and varnish to the exterior and carefully detail the entire interior of the boat, keeping everything good as new and preventing any mildew growth over the winter months.

 

Boat Tune-Up

Fall is a great time to get your boat’s engine detailed as well! Change the oil and fuel filter, check the spark plugs, check the belts, evaluate battery, etc. All of these simple steps lead to extending the life of your investment.

 

If you need help with boat winterization in Dallas, give us a call at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas! There’s a reason customers come back time and time again to buy their boats from Buxton Marine. Our quality and customer service experience is second-to-none. Schedule your appointment today!

What’s New on the 2019 Nautique Models? – Buxton Marine Lewisville

Fall is in the air and that means one thing…it’s time to roll out the new 2019 Nautique models! So what’s new for the new model year? Read on to find out all the details from Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas, the #1 Nautique dealer in the country!

 

Flight Control Tower – Actuated

 

Now here’s a cool feature. With the touch of a button the Flight Control Panel and bimini can fold up and down. This is a great feature when low clearance is an issue.

 

Ski Nautique Microtuners

 

Do you love to ski? Then the 2019 Ski Nautique just got even sweeter with microtuners that will interrupt the flow of water and essentially make a smoother ride through the redirection of water. It’s a skiers dream.

 

New G-Series Bimini

 

If you’re looking into a 2019 Nautique G-Series model, then you’ll love the increased functionality and coverage offered on the new bimini.

 

Pro Ballast

 

If you’re ready to ride like the pros, then get the 2019 Nautique GS22 or GS24 and add the all-new, optional Pro Wake/Surf ballast system. Each 350-lb. sack is plumbed into the ballast system of the boat, allowing you to easily fill and empty the sacks on the control panel of the LINC Panoray System with a few simple clicks.

 

New G-Series Windshield

 

Sleeker, frame-free, the new G-Series windshield provides a more modern aesthetic, along with venting for a better ride.

 

M6 Speakers from JL Audio

 

Want the latest in audio systems? The 2019 Nautique G-Series comes equipped with the latest in sound, M6 speakers from JL Audio, giving you the best sound quality on the lake.

 

These are just a few of the exciting new features you’ll see on the 2019 Nautique models. Be among the first to check out the all-new models by stopping by our showroom at Buxton Marine in Lewisville, Texas – the best boat dealer in Dallas!

Don’t Miss the Dallas Boat Expo: Feb. 2-4 and 8-11!

If you’ve even considered buying a boat this spring or summer, then do yourself a favor and visit Buxton Marine at the Dallas Boat Expo – Feb. 2-4 and Feb 8-11!

 

The Dallas Boat Expo is a great chance to see many of our top Nautique models up close and personal. You’ll have a chance to walk the boats, see the features, and talk with our knowledgeable sales staff. Here are a few questions we’d recommend asking as you walk around and visit with the various vendors at the Dallas Boat Show:

How is the Boat Constructed?

Nautique stands behind each of its boats and the quality craftsmanship that goes into each and every model built. Be sure to ask questions about the construction of the boat, with particular focus on the hull. Asking each manufacturer these same questions should help distinguish the best boats on the market.

 

How Does the Ballast Work?

Planning to do a lot of watersports with your brand new boat? Then be sure to ask about the ballasts. Nautique boats produce amazing waves with our factory ballast and nothing more, but other models require additional ballasts, special operating instructions, etc.

 

Which Watersports is the Boat Best For?

Before attending the Dallas Boat Expo, think about how you plan to use the boat. Wakesurfing? Wakeboarding? Tubing? Skiing? While we can’t speak for every manufacturer, we can say that Nautique puts lots of thought into each model, and each model is perfectly designed with different sporting needs in mind. Talk to our sales staff to understand which model would be right for you!

 

Where is the Storage?

While usually an after thought, storage in your new wakesurf, wakeboard, or ski boat is important! Think about what toys you’ll be on the lake with and where to store them. Look for roomy compartments and hidden storage that maximizes the space in the boat design.

 

These are just a few of the important questions to ask as you make the rounds at the Dallas Boat Expo! Be sure to come see us at our Buxton Marine booth. We are proud to be the best boat dealer in Dallas, Texas!