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When it comes to choosing a wakeskate length, height is certainly a consideration but it is not the only factor to consider before making a purchase. In general, longer wakeskates are designed for taller riders but taller riders may opt for a shorter board at times, and shorter riders may sometimes prefer a longer board. Besides height, skaters should also consider their ability and style. Longer boards are generally considered to be more stable. For this reason, beginner riders may prefer a longer board regardless of their height. Also, taller riders who enjoy performing tricks may opt for a shorter board because they are easier to maneuver while performing tricks.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|