SKIBOARDING OR� SKURFING? ITS NOW WAKEBOARDING - HYPERLITE
Hyperlite Wake Mfg.� is a manufacturing company that was established in 1991 in� Redmond, Washington. The company manufactures a variety of water sports equipment including wakeboards, wakesurfers, Impact vest, paddleboards and more.
With more than 27 years of wake experience, Hyperlite manufactures the most trusted and quality goods for all things wake. Together with their team riders and loyal supporters, Hyperlite has put together the greatest line of Wakeboards, Bindings, Wakesurfers, Vests, Ropes and Handles ever seen before. Partners like varial surf have also allowed launching the finest line of surfers, using aerospace-grade materials all being made in the USA.
In 1991 the first Hyperlite wakeboards were created, the boards were manufactured under HO Sports company. H.O. Sports worked with surfboard shapers in Hawaii to design and build the first compression-moulded neutral-buoyancy wakeboard, the Hyperlite.
The first wakeboard was a directional 155cm board with a three fin setup and four “phasers” on the bottom of the board. Phasers are circular indents in the bottom of the board which are meant to soften the landing of the board. This innovation sparked the growth of what today is known as� wakeboarding� although it was referred to as skiboarding or� skurfing� at the time.
In 1992, two early innovators in wakeboarding, Dan Shapiro and Eric Perez, helped to design the Hyperlite Pro. This board consisted of more phasers on the bottom of the board as well as a stronger rocker line. The first advertisement for Hyperlite was in Wakeboard Magazine in 1994.� In 1994, Hyperlite became its own entity separate from HO Sports.
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