Do you like shiny new gear? So do we, which is why we are so passionate about the Gear Guide issue. On the cover, Cole Vanthof highlights a wide selections of boards for you to choose from.

 

We headed to the dirty Delta to put the boat boards to test. Jacob Valdez, Tim Walters and Darin Delgado spent the day shredding the boards behind a Malibu Wakesetter 23 LSV provided by Larson Marine. Grab an issue to find out which boat board fits your riding style.

 

Velocity Island Park was our destination for the park board test. With the park still hacked the riders had some unique features to test the boards on. After a day of laps in the sun we had all the information we needed to provide you with an accurate review on each board tested.

 

Along with the help of a brand new 2018 Axis A-24 from our friends at Larson Marine we had a pretty epic day on the water. Grab an issue to find out which boards impressed him and what board you are going to want to add to your board rack for next year.

 

To help further differentiate each of the brands, we asked them to complete a Mad Libs as the introduction to their latest boat to help you get a little better feel for the brand. Some of these are really funny. Check them out.