Connelly CWB Groove Wakeboard Review

Connelly CWB Groove Wakeboard Review

Wakeboarding is a sport that requires discipline, practice, orientation, and good physical form, but you can only progress if you have the best board. Connelly is one of the longest brands in the manufacture of water sports equipment, and they have an extensive store of wakeboards to meet everyone’s expectations. The Connelly Groove has been on the market since 2013. It is considered a favorite amongst intermediate riders who choose this brand because of its quality & certainty behind the boat.

Connelly 2022 Groove Wakeboard

Designed to perform great in the cable park and to ride properly behind the boat, Connelly CWB Groove is the hybrid wakeboard that fits any riding style. This board offers smooth, fluid glides and striking pop with a flex core, removable fins, dynamic structure, and a continuous rocker. It has everything male intermediate wakeboarders need to develop their riding skills.

Connelly 2022 Groove Wakeboard

ABS sidewalls

Flat Xtrans base

Continuous rocker

Intermediate – Advanced skill range

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  • Wakeboard size (cm) 139 cm | Center Width (in) 17.63 | Tip/Tail Width (in) 13.31 | Rocker Height (in) 2.65 | Rider Weight ≥ 145 lbs
  • Wakeboard size (cm) 145 cm | Center Width (in) 17.63 | Tip/Tail Width (in) 13.3 1 | Rocker Height (in) 2.76 | Rider Weight≥ 165 lbs

Key Features

  • Build Quality
It is made from foam, wood, and ABS core. It is integrated with Connelly’s flex technology and wrapped in Triax fiberglass layup for an Xtrans base that can resist rail and take a beating in the park.
  • Design
Shaped by a continuous single curve rocker profile that goes from the tip to the tail, it has ABS sidewalls carved in a burly Xtrans sliding base for an ultra-smooth, more consistent ride with less friction in the park. You will be able to maintain riding speed and balance while popping behind the boat with the help of its four bolt-ons 1” composite fins. About the graphics, the Connelly Groove has a dark base with a reddish liquefied design in which the fins and the brand logo stand out in white, with a similar dark pattern domain and white background on the top sheet.
  • Bindings
The Groove includes reinforced threaded inserts and can be purchased blank with fins or with the Connelly Optima Wakeboard Bindings package. These open-toe boots are comfortable, easy to wear, single-lace design, and are available in different sizes.

Pros

  • Versatile wakeboard
  • Eye-catching design
  • Flat Xtrans base
  • Extra edge grip
  • Flex Technology
  • Durable and impact resistant
  • Explosive pop and soft landings
  • 4 bolt-on 1-inch plastic fins
  • Amazing board for stunts

Cons

  • Not recommended for beginners

Connelly 2020 Groove Wakeboard

The earlier 2018 Connelly Groove wakeboard has a similar internal structure. A continuous rocker on Flat Xtrans base that protects a flexible core fully covered with fiberglass layers, delivering smooth rides, fast turns, and long sessions on the cable park, but it is noticeably more colorful on the outside. Nature and wild animals mix in a multi-colored abstract background to express fun and ferocity. The most notable difference is its variety, with four sizes available, all with adjustable fins so you can use it to do stunts on the wake or to conquer all the obstacles.

Connelly 2020 Groove Wakeboard

ABS sidewalls

Flat Xtrans base

Continuous rocker

Flex core

Intermediate – Advanced skill range

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  • Wakeboard Size (cm) 139 | Center Width (in) 17.63 | Tip/Tail Width (in) 13.31 | Rocker Height (in) 2.65 | Rider Weight (lbs) 145 Lbs. and Up
  • Wakeboard Size (cm) 145 | Center Width (in) 17.63 | Tip/Tail Width (in) 13.31 | Rocker Height (in) 2.67 | Rider Weight (lbs) 165 Lbs. and Up

Alternative Wakeboard

Connelly 2022 Woodroo Wakeboard

If you have been practicing for a while and are looking for a more skilled board, Woodroo can be a great option. This wakeboard comes with all the advantages of wood with a flex level, making it ideal for intermediate, advanced, and expert wakeboarders. The board has a Flat Ti base with independent channels and 0.7” ABS sidewalls for smooth transitions to each obstacle. Slider fins can be adjusted to their base, which shows a fully wood pattern just as its top sheet.

Connelly 2022 Woodroo Wakeboard

0.7” ABS sidewalls

Flat Ti base

Continuous rocker

Natural flex core

Intermediate – Expert skill range 

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  • Wakeboard size (cm) 140 | Center Width (in) 17.63 | Tip/Tail Width (in) 13.09 | Rocker Height (in) 2.32 | Rider Weight (lbs)160 Lbs. or Less
  • Wakeboard size (cm) 146 cm | Center Width (in) 17.70 | Tip/Tail Width (in) 13.16 | Rocker Height (in) 2.44 | Rider Weight (in) 150 Lbs. and Up

Final thoughts / Conclusion

The Connelly Groove is a board specially designed for a cable park to reach obstacles and surpass your skill level. It also performs well behind the boat, so all you must do is adjust the fins and enjoy predictable pop when you hit the wake. Its base is strong enough to withstand the abuse of cable park, being easy to maneuver and control thanks to its flat structure, making it the ideal wakeboard to go further in this water sport. If you consider yourself to be at a higher skill level, Connelly Woodroo is a good choice. It will give you all the flexibility you can expect from a wood core while being covered in resistant layers for a powerful base at the cable park.