Mike Loftus serves as the founder and president of MLE, Inc., an Elk Grove, Illinois-based signage marketing and production business. The sole owner of MLE, Inc. shares and property, Mike Loftus also enjoys spending time with his family and participating in water sports such as wakeboarding.
Wakeboarding is a water sport in which a participant rides a board that is towed behind a boat along the surface of the water. Wakeboards are usually made of a combination of foam, wood, resin, and fiberglass, and can be purchased in a variety of styles depending on the participant’s skill level.
Length is one important consideration when selecting a wakeboard, as the weight of a rider must be adequately accommodated. Longer boards can accommodate heavier participants, while shorter boards are meant for lighter participants. Shorter boards are also easier to maneuver through the air when out of the water, allowing advanced tricks to be performed. However, short boards are more difficult to balance on and maneuver through the water. Alternatively, longer boards are easier to ride in general and are better suited for beginners.