Information about Kneeboards
Kneeboards are hugely popular, kids love them because they are easy to use and steady and stable to learn on and adults love them because they are fun. Many people like to use kneeboards as an option to help people get into watersports due to their wide profile for easy take offs and stable base when learning.
Kneeboards can be separated into two categories, plastic and fibre glass. The plastic constructed kneeboards are designed to be very user friendly. They have a lot of buoyancy, soft kneepads, simple straps and usually a handle holder to help aid in getting up out of the water. The biggest difference that you see across the plastic kneeboard range is the shape and width of the boards. The entry level boards will generally have a shaped in tip and tail to make it easier for the rider to move the boards around on the water, as the kneeboards move into the wider shapes they are trying to mimic the features that are found in the advanced level fibre glass boards. Plastic boards are much more durable then fibreglass by this we mean if they get dragged up the bank on rocks or dropped they will scratch up and mark but will usually not cause any structural damage [great for kids when they are playing on them around the shoreline]. Fibreglass needs to be looked after like a wakeboard or ski not dragged along shorelines.
Fibreglass kneeboards are a much more performance board and take features and designs found in wakeboards to start giving the rider greater edge hold, bigger pop off the boat wake for tricks, softer landings and smoother base to let them slide and spin around on the water surface. The fibreglass boards don’t have the handle holders as they are natural buoyancy and usually anyone over 45kg will be able to kneel on them in a starting position and they will sit nicely in the water for a sit on start. Kneepads and straps have also been upgraded to give you the best control of the board.