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jarrod 05-21-2004 12:14 PM

I'm curious how the vandal board rides. There are none around to even demo. I would like to pick one up, but a 143 just seems huge. I'm 175 lbs, and that board still seems too long. Are there any riders 'my size' riding this board? Randall is not a big guy is he?

zleartsu 05-21-2004 12:20 PM

My room mate has one! He is 6'6. Two weeks ago he couldn't edge to save his life. Now he is close to going wake to wake. Its a great board, but Might be a little to big for you. I am 5'11 180 and I thought it was big. Great pop, but its big

eas 05-21-2004 12:26 PM

Sorry, I don't know how the board rides, but I do know that the more I ride (and better I get), the more I realize that board size does not matter. I'm 6'1" 190lb and have ridden 135 to 142 depending on the year. Could I tell a difference? Yes....but only because my riding got better and I became more aware of each boards characteristics. <BR> <BR>By the way, sorry about the long post that didn't really answer your question....I am very bored here at work today!

balr54 05-21-2004 12:26 PM

I have been riding the vandal since the first time out this year. It was a little swirly at first but I got the feel of the board really quick. I couldn't go off the wake at all and get any air. Now I am getting 3 feet in the air. I am 6'6 so the size fits me but I did read about a guy that was smaller than you riding it and he loved the board. It's a great board!

jarrod 05-21-2004 12:31 PM

Board size definitely matters. Too much board surface means the board will ride too high in the water for me. Thanks for the help though. <BR> <BR>So far, it looks like this is a big-guy board.

balr54 05-21-2004 12:36 PM

Yeah, I would agree with that. I feel alot more comfortable on it than I did with the ricky G which i started with. But I have ridden that since I improved so much with that vandal

balr54 05-21-2004 12:36 PM


zleartsu 05-21-2004 12:40 PM

Eric, <BR>I know how you fell, I work at an insurace agency. My dad owens the place and I am jsut taking a year off from school. I am done June third, so I don't do anything but answer phones. BORING!!!!! <BR> <BR>Sorry, that has nothing to do with the post <BR>

projectely4 05-21-2004 4:34 PM

im 160 lbs 6' and i ride the 142 and i love it alot.

twakess 05-21-2004 4:52 PM

J-rod I used to ride the harris 143. Its a great board. Its very fast into the wake and has good pop. I am 5'4 and like 145. I was able to do all my tricks on it. I think the only reason I quit ridding it was cause I am a board hoe. I just can't stay on one board to long. Its a personal problem.

cmawsr 05-21-2004 5:23 PM

J-rod, aren't you freinds with Kyle. He has that board

maestro 05-21-2004 6:01 PM

I'm amazed Randy still has knees - there is nothing on that board that would help soften landings, and god knows his landings are hard! <BR> <BR>As far as the board being too big, I think it's obvioulsy preference. Randy's not a big guy by any means, and he does ok with it. Parks rides a 143 too, so you know it's not so much about size, but if/how you can use it.

projectely4 05-21-2004 7:09 PM

Randy absolutely kills it on that board and at 27 mph those landings have to be hard

fullonsalesgrp 05-21-2004 7:45 PM

rANDell is only like 5'7'' to 5'9'' and maybe weighs 170 soaked. I love the board excellerates fast pops like a mug easy to ride and supper fun. <BR>I might go as far as saying it rides smaller than it is next to my G its second in the quiver. <BR>ITCH <BR>GB <BR>p.s. I am 200 bills and 5'7'' <BR> <BR>(Message edited by fullonsalesgrp on May 21, 2004)

jarrod 05-24-2004 3:33 PM

Thanks guys. Chris, I don't know Kyle. <BR> <BR>

guido 05-24-2004 5:21 PM

I definitely say it's a big board, but I don't think you need to be big to ride it. I used to ride a 142 byerly and now I ride a 141 Premier and I'm 6'0 and 160. It's just a big, long, fast, hard popping board. The design really isn't anything special, basically the same thing he has been riding since thruster. What you like in a board is going to be the most critical thing... I gotta say, I'm a board sluttt too. I cant go more than a couple months without riding something new and I have yet to find a board that doesn't work for me. It just takes a couple rides to get a new board dialed in. <BR> <BR>Try it out man, and let me ride it the next time I see you out. He, he.

cs1094 05-25-2004 3:28 PM

I think it sucks sometimes that boards are one size and huge. For me that is huge. Im 5'5" 125# and could not even consider that board. So yeah, I know they are pro models, but I would not mind them making different sizes.

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