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 progress only 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, being considered a favorite amongst intermediate riders who choose this brand because of its quality and its certainty behind the boat.

Connelly 2021 Groove Wakeboard

ABS sidewalls

Flat Xtrans base

Continuous rocker

Intermediate – Advanced skill range

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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. With a flex core, removable fins, dynamic structure, and a continuous rocker, this board offers smooth, fluid glides and striking pop. It has everything male intermediate wakeboarders need to develop their riding skills.

Board Height 54.7” / 139 cm | Rider Weight ≥145 lbs / 66 kg
Board Height 57.1” / 145 cm | Rider Weight ≥165 lbs / 75 kg

Key Features

• Build Quality

Made from foam, wood, and ABS core. Integrated with Connelly’s flex technology and wrapped in triax fiberglass layup, for an Xtrans base which 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, 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 4 bolt on 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, with a single lace design and are available in different men’s sizes.

Pros:
– Versatile wakeboard
– Eye-catching design
– Flat Xtrans base
– Extra edge grip
– F
lex 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

ABS sidewalls

Flat Xtrans base

Continuous rocker

Flex core

Intermediate – Advanced skill range

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

Board Height 50.8” / 129 cm | Rider Weight ≤135 lbs / 61 kg
Board Height 52.8” / 134 cm | Rider Weight ≤155 lbs / 70 kg
Board Height 54.7” / 139 cm | Rider Weight ≥145 lbs / 66 kg
Board Height 57.1” / 145 cm | Rider Weight ≥165 lbs / 75 kg

Alternative Wakeboard

Connelly 2021 Woodroo Wakeboard

0.7” ABS sidewalls

Flat Ti base

Continuous rocker

Natural flex core

Intermediate – Expert skill range 

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If you have been practicing for a while and are looking for a more skilled board, Connelly also has the Woodroo, a wakeboard with all the advantages of wood with a flex level which is ideal for intermediate riders, but also for advanced to 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 its base, which shows a fully wood pattern just as its top sheet.

Board Height 55.1” / 140 cm | Rider Weight ≤160 lbs / 73 kg
Board Height 57.5” / 146 cm | Rider Weight ≥150 lbs / 68 kg

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, as it will give you all the flexibility you can expect from a wood core, whist being covered in resistant layers for a powerful base at the cable park.