The Hyperlite Board Review (Part 2)

My friends, we have embarked on a journey. A journey to uncover the best shred sticks that Memphis Boat Center has to offer. We are now on part 2 of our shred stick review series which means it’s time for the lady shredders to take some notes. Today we will be talking about three Hyperlite boards from their lady line: the Prizm, the Eden, and the Maiden. These boards have been flying out of our doors all summer long, but there is still time to figure out what board is right for you! Let’s get into it:


1. The Hyperlite Prizm – Ridden by Raimi Merritt

Designed by Shaun Murray and ridden by Raimi Merritt, the Prizm is one of the hottest shapes for 2016. With the exception of the satin flex for female riders, this board is identical to the Murray (with the exception of graphics.) A beautiful three stage rocker allows this board to effortlessly pop off of the wake, and with a mellow tip and tail this board is very forgiving. The smooth landings will take away some of the punishment your knees suffer when you send that wake jump into the flat water. If you are looking to take your riding to the next level, the Prizm is the right board for you!


2. The Hyperlite Eden 2.0 – The Progression Pirate

Simple, elegant, and symmetrical; those are the three words I have to use describing the Eden 2.0. This board bears the same shape as the State 2.0, but the graphics and flex have been tailored to the ladies. The symmetrical design of this board allows the rider to experience smooth transition through the fundamentals of wakeboarding, and the exaggerated toeside edge helps generate stability and control when charging through those harder edges. The moderate speed presented with this board is perfect for anyone who is looking to take their riding to the next level. If you have a heart for progression or just want a comfortable, all-around shape, the Eden 2.0 belongs on your boat!


3. The Hyperlite Maiden – Raimi’s Signature Model

Designed by a two time World Champion and ten time World Cup winner, the Hyperlite Maiden is a performance ready powerhouse. Raimi Merritt has packed all of the fundamental components for faster edges, higher pop, and stronger control into one wakeboard. The Dual molded landing features give this board superior cushion on landings, and the thinner profile commands swift board response. Whether you are spinning flat on the surface or through the air, the reduced tip and tail width allow you to nail those rotations with ease. If you love to send it this is your stick, it’s a board designed by the best, for the best!


We will list our favorite surf boards that we carry! Memphis Boat Center carries surf boards from Byerly, Hyperlite, and Phase 5, and we love every single one of them! Be sure to head over to to learn more about their amazing lady shredders, or stop by the Memphis Boat Center and ask to speak with one of our Pro Shop staff members! We hope this review was helpful to you if you’re searching for that new shred stick!

Happy Shredding!

The Hyperlite Board Review

Here at Memphis Boat Center we love the sport of wakeboarding. We love wakeboarding so much that we test each of the new board models that come through our doors, so when you come to Memphis Boat Center looking for a new shred stick you know exactly what you are getting! 2016 has been an incredible year for the sport of wakeboarding in terms of contests, the progression of riding, and the influence on youth culture. The progression of riding has pushed the progression of technology; making the wakeboards we ride today the most advanced water sticks on the market. Today, I have a review of the top boards we carry in the Memphis Boat Center pro shop for both men and women. Let’s kick things off with the gentlemen:

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  1. The Hyperlite Vagabond – designed by Trevor Maur

The newest addition to the Hyperlite family is the Vagabond, which made its debut this year. Designed by one of the most stylish riders in the game (Trevor Maur) this board is a perfect hybrid between the stability of the Murray and the fast, aggressive edging of the Marek. This board edges into the wake perfectly, and with a wide tip/tail it creates incredible pop. The tracking on this board is instantaneous, giving you optimal control over your heel/toe edge. If you want to send your tricks into the stratosphere but still save your knees, this is the board for you!

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2. The Hyperlite Murray – designed by Shaun Murray

A timeless classic created by a timeless athlete, the 2016 Murray is one of our most popular boards that we carry. The Murray has taken on a new shape for 2016 but the design has proven to be the best one yet. The base is wider, allowing control throughout the board. The tip and tail store enough energy to send you to the moon, but the mellow transition through the rocker line give this board a very forgiving feeling. Don’t get it twisted, this board likes to play fast and loose with its edges, but once locked in the Murray will build the speed that you need to fly across the wake effortlessly just like Shaun. If you’re throwing down hammers or just want to learn a simple wake to wake jump, this board belongs on your boat!

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3. The Hyperlite Franchise – designed by Jimmy LaRiche

The Franchise has become an iconic shape for Hyperlite, and being the product of one of their most iconic riders it backs up the superstar title. The Franchise combines a slightly wider base with fluid release off the wake, giving it incredible pop. Edging into the wake has never been so effortless, this board glides through the water like a knife through butter. The low profile design keeps the tail of the Franchise slightly lower in the water than most boards, but that does not stop this shape from breaking loose and giving you one of the best rides of your life. The landings are soft, and if you plan on going as large as Jimmy does go ahead and pick up the Franchise before your summer runs out!

We carry all of these boards AND MORE at Memphis Boat Center, so if you would like to know more about these products please come pay us a visit! Our pro shop staff is always on hand to make sure you’re shredding the right way. Also, don’t forget to check out for information on all of the products in the Hyperlite line. The next post will feature our top picks for the ladies, so stay tuned!

Happy Shredding folks!