At the X Games in San Diego, Gregg Necrason piloted a radical new shape that featured a wider nose and tail than any board before. The Trip had six small ns with a quad set placed close to the rails to provide hold on such a wide board. The boost this new design provided paved the way for all future riding.
From pros to novices, everyone rode better on a Trip. The wider planshape and small rail ns made turns quicker and jumps higher, while the extra rocker and innovative hull design made landings softer. Our Trip series quickly became the most popular wakeboard ever built.
As our sport progressed, boat wakes got bigger and boards evolved. We redesigned the Trips to perform better. We molded the outside ns into the board to improve water flow and reduce drag. The new hull featured a double-inside-single-concave making Trips even smoother and softer on landings.
Now on its 20th season of delivering fun and stoke, the Trips are all newly designed! Back to the shaping bay, four new shapes were created from the original concept for larger, steeper wakes and more progressive riding for all abilities. The new Trips have an even fuller tip shape for more pop than ever before. The D-I-S-C hull has longer molded-in ns that improves control and make transitioning from novice to advanced easier when removing the center n. Added rocker makes these new Trips perform better on todayÕs bigger wakes. Drew Brophy, the original Trip artist, created new art for this series to celebrate the legacy and the future of our foundation of stoke, fun, and the love of riding. Enjoy tripping with LF. Jimmy Redmon