Ronix RXT Wakeboard Wins Innovation Of The Year At WSIA Summit
Steamboat CO [March 1, 2019]
From February 28th - March 1st the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) held the 2019 WSIA Summit in Steamboat, CO. The WSIA is the leading advocate for towed watersports world wide, helping to preserve the vitality of water sports long term. Although we were not in attendance at the summit, Seager Marine is a proud dealer partner of the WSIA and push WSIA initiatives to assist in the long term accessibility and vitality of water sports in Western NY, and around the globe!
We were also very proud to hear that at this years summit, our friends at Ronix Wakeboards took home top honors in the water sports innovation category for the 2019 RXT Wakeboard. Winners of the Innovation of the year award are those who make an observable impact and significant industry contribution through the nominated product.
So what kind of new space age technology makes up the most innovative product in wake for 2019? Well, for the most part that remains a bit of a mystery... It took Ronix three years of R&D before this board came to market, and the components of the board are not currently stated anywhere to the public. In the RXT product description through Ronix.com, the company explains "We were the first to market with PU, and PVC foam, Balsa, and Paulownia wood, and also carbon fiber laminates. All we can tell you is this new RXT first of its kind is none of those things." There is some mystery to what make this board such a hot and innovative product for the 2019 season, but here are some specs that we can break down for you:
- Energy Type: Instant
- Continuous Rocker
- Black Out Tech Core
- 4 Fiberglass 1.0” Ramp Fins & 4 Fiberglass .8” Free Agent Fins
- Massi Pro Model
- Saw cut rails for traction
- Saw cut channels for release
The boards continuous rocker give the board a smoother, more consistent glide up the wake. This allows riders to carry more speed up the wakes transition and land farther out into the flats when coming down. Continuous rocker boards are usually more stored energy, though the RXT blends the consistency of continuous rocker with the instant energy on a three stage board profile. Stated by Ronix "The first board that is the perfect blend of feedback on the water, response off the wake, super soft landings, controls every aspect of the release, and it’s the lightest board out there too."
Two of our Seager Marine employees, Robert and Preston had a chance to ride the RXT at the end of last season. Here are their thoughts on the newest board in the Ronix line:
Robert: "This board is super fast and has great feel on the water. Coming from Massi's last pro-model board (The Happy Hour), I was a little caught off guard at first and even though the two boards had what I though was a similar rocker profile, the RXT had so much more pop off the wake. What I really like about the RXT is that the board lets you come to the top of the wake before naturally wanting to release and pop. It was almost like you could wait until your back foot came off the wake to think about popping, giving you more time to carry speed and set up for your trick. The RXT tracked really well, popped hard, and was definitely the lightest board I have ever ridden. Think I am sold on the RXT gang for this season! Cant wait to try it out again."
After 24 years of wakeboarding rarely do I jump on a board and have it knock my socks off. Well I stand here today sans socks and completely blown away by this piece of wakeboarding artistry. A board that lives up to hype; edgy and smooth with a kick ya' in the ass boost off the wake. Pretty sure it was forged on Mount Olympus or something because there were literally lightning bolts shooting out of it while I rode it. Huge Fan- come ride with me and try it!