The 2015 edition of the Alliance Gear Guide is out and you’re gonna want to check it out. Our apologies to our board manufacturing friends, but we’re gonna borrow from their catalogs and tell you that this year’s is better than ever before. Drink the Kool-Aid, kids, it’s refreshingly delicious in 2015!


The issue starts off with what has become a tradition of sorts for the Gear Guide: A unique photo shot with a GoPro camera. This year’s action comes courtesy of none other than Aaron Rathy, who shot this upside-down selfie shortly after getting his new GoPro Hero 4 Black camera. These cameras continue to amaze both in terms of image quality and the unique perspectives that can be capturer with them.


Also back for 2015 is the Alliance Board Test. This year we brought out one of our most talented group of test riders yet to put a bunch of brand new wakeboards through the paces. Be sure to check this article out as you will definitely want to find out which boards got the “Alliance Approved” stamp as some of the best boards for 2015.


You’ll also want to check out the third annual Boat BBQ. This year we had seven of the best wake-makers for 2015 gather at Josh Palma’s house for a day of fun, shenanigans, and of course BBQ. Mother Nature rained on our aquatic parade, but everybody made the most out of it and had some good laughs in the process.


Of course, the big thing with any Gear Guide is always the gear. For 2015 we’ve got lots of it, from wakeboards, to wakeskates, to bindings, to wakesurfers, to wetsuits, to vest, to boats, and on and on and on. If you’re interested in any new product hitting stores this year, the 2015 Alliance Gear Guide is the perfect place to check it out.