Team Supra Boats Pro Rider Cory Teunissen joins a small group of wakeboarding legends with his recent landing of a Switch Toeside Wake to Wake 1080. The kicker is, he's only 15 years old! Cory is the youngest ever to land the move. This kid just plain kills it behind his SA550! He is constantly pushing himself to take his riding beyond better and this history-making move is just one example of that determination. Aside from the work ethic it's his attitude that takes him to new heights. Take a look at what hard work and a great attitude can help you accomplish, even at the young age of 15. We are Supra proud of you Cory!
Pro Rider Bec Gange elevated expectations of her own riding behind the SA550 on July 19, 2013 when she became the first female wakeboarder in history to land a Mobe 5. This accomplishment could not have been achieved by a rider more committed to progressing the sport and encouraging other female wakeboarders to do the same. Bec's involvement in the Sets in Motion project, a women's wake film, is proof of this dedication. We are excited to see that, but even more excited to share Bec's big move with you. Riding with fellow Team Supra Boats members Brad and Cory Teunissen, Bec nailed this elusive move for girls and they captured it on video. What are friends for if not for recording you when you make history! Your family at Supra Boats is so proud of you Bec! Keep doing what you do!
A traditional bow boat infused with shock and awe, the 2014 SC350, SC450 and SC550 fromSupra Boats@Supra_Boatsare poised to smoke the competition in their class. The wake performance of the SC will help you do the same to your competitors behind the boat. The shape and size of SC wakes will take your performance beyond better with specific hull design, 900 pounds of hard tank sub structural floor Liquid Lead ballast, an optional 1300-pound Flex System and the versatile SmartPlate. The SC350-550 cranks huge walls of water for launching off of both sides and calms the water with a SmartPlate adjustment at skiing speeds, but its true calling lies with the curl. Huge pushy waves, no bow rise, superior handling even when weighted and increased interior depth make the new SC a curl carver's dream. Beyond the performance, one look at its menacing style and intricately plush interior and you'll realize the SC is a luxury muscle car on the water. This Supra is specifically designed to deliver punishing performance along with inspired interior accommodations. This wake boat isn't about smoke and mirrors. The 2014 SC350-550 smokes the competition.
I first got to sit in the Supra SA at the Marine Products booth during the Utah Boat Show this past February, and the first thought that came to my mind was “I can’t wait to drive and wakeboardbehind this boat”. Today, I was lucky enough to get that opportunity after being invited byMarine Products owner, Randy Alf Casper.
Here’s my review of Supra’s newest flagship wakeboard boat:
My first impression of the SA was its size, because when you’re in it, it feels a lot bigger than 22 feet. The spacious layout of the interior provides a relaxing environment for all its passengers, which is rated for 13 people. The bow area is enormous but it does not obstruct the line of sight for the driver.
I really like that they’ve gone away from using carpet on the floors, especially in the storage compartments. This reduces of the chance of mildew building up in the boat when in storage.
The quality of vinyl throughout the boat feels tremendously durable, but is also very soft and comfortable.
Typically, when there’s significant wind or boat chop, the water pounding on the hull makes it feel like it’s going to break. But the SA cut through the chop so smoothly, even when we were going 45mph into a strong headwind. At this speed, a boat this size would normally have to make a wide turn to change directions but the SA corners like it’s on rails! With strong winds, you normally get a lot of spray in the boat, especially the back seat where passengers get soaked. But the back seat remained completely dry and the bow stayed virtually untouched.
When I’m on my boat, the majority of my time spent is in the driver’s seat. So naturally, that’s usually the first place I sit when I check out a new boat because I want to make sure that I’m absolutely comfortable the entire time I’m driving. I was completely impressed with the Electronic E-Boost Height Adjustable, Racing Style driver’s seat. The range of adjustment allowed the driver to sit low enough to have an unobstructed view but could also raise high enough to look over the windshield, if preferred. If that didn’t allow the driver to sit high enough, it also comes with a Flip-up Bolster. But the best part is that the seat can be HEATED! Obviously, it’s a very nice feature, especially for those cold morning and evening sessions.
The Supra VISION Touch System does everything but drive the boat for you. Just some of the basic functions allows you to preset driver and rider profiles, fill/drain ballast, and operate the Zero Off speed control. Some additional features include GPS mapping and integrated switching. But for those of you who don’t like touch screens, you can also operate controls using the normal style switches along the dash area. Redundancy can be a great thing! The angles of the VISION screen and analog gauges on the dash eliminated any issues of glare from the sun.
The Drive by Wire shifter was very smooth and the elbow/forearm rest pad is positioned for optimal comfort and throttle control.
Engine & Drive System:
This model had the Indmar Assault 550HP LSA 6.2L MPI with a Supercharger. Here in Northern Utah, altitude can severely slow down how fast a fully ballasted wakeboard boat can get on plane, but that was not an issue with this beast. I wakeboard at 26.7mph and we achieved riding speed in about 3-5 seconds. It absolutely blew me away that at an altitude of over 6000ft and 2200lbs of ballast, the SA got on plane like we were at sea-level with no additional ballast added to the boat.
It’s obvious that the designers at Supra strive to build a boat that’s simple, yet functional and effective because the only way to describe the overall driving experience is “relaxing”! Technology is supposed to make things easier on the consumer, but some times the end-product can intimidate the consumer. But I feel Supra hit one out of the park with the SA by combining simplicity and technology.
Liquid Lead Flex Ballast System & Wake:
With 3 hard tanks and an additional 3 add-on bags (1 front & 2 rear) totaling 2200lbs of hidden ballast, this set up produced a very clean wake with a smooth transition. The wake was consistent but not intimidating. When the rear bags were completely filled, there was even space left in the rear compartments to upgrade to larger ballast bags or use for storage. I wish I had more time to play around with the ballast configuration today, just so I could get different points of view on wake setups. And unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to wakesurf behind the SA today so I can’t provide any comments relating to the surf wake.
Tower & Z5 cargo bimini:
The S-bend tower was extremely sturdy and rigid, even in the rough water conditions. This kept the wakeboards and surfboards from bouncing around in the swivel racks, eliminating the chance of damage. The one major improvement I see in the Z5 cargobimini is that it has a zippered “sun roof” built in. For me, I normally don’t use my biminiexcept in extremely hot conditions or if there’s people with sensitivity to the sun. But this zippered “sun roof” now gives you the ability to have the best of both worlds at the same time.
Moomba Center Port Stbd Plate
Outback 100% 50%
Outback V & LSV 100% 60% 60% 50%
Mojo 100% 100% 100% 50%
Outback 100% 50%
Outback V, LSV, & Mojo 100% 100% 50%
21V & 22V 100% 60% 60% 50%
Sunsport 242 100% 100% 100% 20%
Launch 242 45% 100% 100% 20%
SA 100% 100% 100% 50%
21V &22V 50% 100% 50%
242 100% 0%
SA 50% 100% 50%
SA w/flex 100% 100% 50%
(personal experience, 75-80% in bow of SA w/flex seems to work better)
We at Premier Watersports in Knoxville TN felt it was important to share this new and exciting news from Skiers Choice, manufactures of Supra and Moomba wakeboard boats. This is a very informative document that was sent to us recently.
Skier's Choice recently invested in a new C.R.Onsrud Tech Series CNC router to build consistency and quality into virtually every substrate part that we manufacture. Substrates are the composite backing materials that form the base for a seat cushion, upholstered part, or bracing used in the lamination process. A CNC router, short for Computer Numerical Control, starts with a sheet of composite material, and turns it into several finished parts, with the push of a button. (Well, it is not quite that simple, but that is the end result). It can cut composite sheets up to 5' wide X 12' long and up to 4" thick.
The implementation of a CNC router will be a benefit Skier's Choice and our customers in the following areas:
1) Part Quality and Consistency - The router eliminates variations due to human contact, or human error. It cuts exactly what you program it to cut, and it cuts them exactly the same, no matter how many parts you ask it to cut. The parts fit as they are designed to everytime.
2) Speed - This machine can speed up the production of substrate parts up to 90% faster than those machined by hand. For instance, in trial runs this router was able to cut finished parts in 8 minutes, compared to the same operation taking 1 hour by our previous process. This in turn will reduce both material and labor costs, allowing us to provide more value to our customers.
3) Material Efficiency - Part patterns are programmed into the CNC machine that will nest the parts into a sheet of composite material to maximize the amount of material that gets used, while minimizing any waste or leftover material.
4) New Product Development - We can now design the substrate parts on a CAD (computer aided design) computer as a part of the initial product development process, so that they all fit exactly as they should from the very first part. This will eliminate a lot of trial and error when it comes to fitting interior substrates, and backing materials, when a new boat is built for the first time. This will in turn speed up the process and reduce the cost of developing new boats.
5) Versatility - With 12 different cutting heads, this router can not only cut out the substrate to the exact sizes that we want, it can shape the edges in virtually any pattern that we program into the machine. Bevels of all sizes shapes and sizes are possible.
6) Return on Investment - Shane Hughes is the man behind the machine at Skier's Choice, and with Shane's guidance and programming skills, the CNC router is already producing quality production parts. According to Shane: "While a CNC machine is expensive on the front end, we expect it to pay for itself in less than two years. After that, it will continue to deliver quality, consistency and cost benefits for many years to come"
The next time you visit Skier's Choice, be sure to stop by and see the quality and consistency that the C.R. Onsrud Tech Series CNC router delivers. You will be amazed at its' speed, accuracy and quality!