Words: Max Smetts

Last week we took a trip up to Minnesota with John Akerman to hang out with the Bank family and visit a few dealers. We had the opportunity to test out a few of the 2018 models that we are really excited about. There was a lot of positive feedback and we can’t wait to release them in the coming month.

Midwest Mastercraft was our first stop on the trip. They have a great selection of P5 and Eric does a great job in their Pro Shop getting people hooked up with the right board. I have never seen so many boats crammed into such a tight space but it was mighty impressive. Check out a few photos of the shop below.

Our next stop was MN Inboard. Their Pro Shop is chalked full of P5 and it is what every shop should look like in my mind… :) They have the best surf selection I have seen and you can definitely tell that when you take a ride out on Lake Minnetonka. Joe and his team do a great job of finding the best fit for riders. Joe told us a great story about how the wake surf market is growing. Two years ago his wall of boards was half wakeboards and half wakesurf. Today the wall is all wakesurf’s. We have felt this trend for awhile and it is definitely coming to fruition. Check out some photos of the shop below:

Last but not least, we can’t thank the Bank family enough for taking care of us on our trip. We had a great time and can’t wait to come up again soon!

Midwest Mastercraft

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MN Inboard

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