There’s no better way to start off the new year than with new gear, and for 2011, there’s plenty of it. Alliance is proud to announce the release of our 2011 gear guide issue, loaded with hundreds of new products that are sure to make it to the top of your wish list!

The issue starts out with a bang as we test 21 of the newest and most innovative boards released for 2011. Sure they can say this and that about pop and edge control, but you’ll never know until you ride it yourself. The problem is you’re stuck at work and last weekend was cold enough to shrink a basketball down to the size of a marble, so needless to say you didn’t get a chance to ride. Luckily our East Coast crew down in Florida was able to rally up four testers to do some of the dirty work for you, riding the hell out of these boards to give you an idea of what you can expect from each. Wakeboarding all day for 3 straight days is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it! Big thanks to Stew Mackey, Kevin Wipplinger, Cobe Mikacich and Anthony Monaco for all their hard work!

You can also find pro rider testimonials throughout the mag so you can find out if they actually know why the board does what it does, or maybe they just like it cause it’s got sparkles on it? Either way we can assure you that the 2011 product featured in issue 11.2 is looking more impressive than ever.

Make sure to snag a copy of the gear guide and start making that list, because spring is just around the corner. Oh yeah, now might also be a good time to get to work on that extra 15 pounds you’ve been talking about shedding for the past 3 seasons. Oops! Did we just say that out loud? Well do it anyways, that way the boat doesn’t have to work so hard…


Alliance Wakeboard Magazine