Wakeboarding Glossary

Getting your 'ollies' and 'aerials' mixed up? Brush up on the language of 'wakeboard' with our wakeboarding glossary below.

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T W

Backside spin

A spin where the rider rotates with the back of their body towards the boat or cable. Also referred to as a blindside spin.

Ballast

Additional weight added to the boat to make the wake bigger. A ballast can be lead, sand bags or even people.

Bindings

Foam or rubber boots/straps that will allow your feet to attach to the wakeboard

Bone

Refers to the rider straightening just one leg whilst performing a trick so they 'bone' the board out. Often done with a grab, to give a trick some extra style. Boning is also referred to as 'poking'.

Butter

A term used to describe smooth waters