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srh00z 03-10-2004 5:16 AM

Obviously there are some differences between wakesurf boards and surfboards. From what I can tell length and fin size and shape. I was wondering if I could buy a board off of Ebay and modify it to better suit wakesurfing.

boarditup 03-10-2004 6:14 AM

That is a lot of work. Some will do quite well, others won't. If there was not a major difference there would not be the radical change in design between wakesurfers and surfboards. <BR> <BR>The major differences are rocker, profile, and length. That is why some of the wakesurfers look and perform like skim boards. <BR> <BR>For about $250 you can get a good wakesurfer designed for that purpose. <BR> <BR><a href="mailto:rider@boarditup.com">rider@boarditup. com</a>

srh00z 03-11-2004 10:30 AM

What is a good way for me to try it on a budget? There really aren't any pro shops close and I have friends with short boards, I was hoping to try one of those.

boarditup 03-11-2004 10:54 AM

Go to the <a href="http://www.trickboardz.com" target="_blank">www.trickboardz.com</a> website. They have a demo option. <BR> <BR>

rock_n_boardin 03-12-2004 8:23 PM

You might as well shape one from scratch. But a normal surfboard behind a boat is still fun, if you get one for cheap give it a try. But as far as modifying it, you would have better luck probably with an ocean knee board.

nbeihl 03-14-2004 7:00 PM

I can get up on an old "shortie" surf board... My old man gave it to me... he found it in the atic...

keith_capielo 03-19-2004 11:49 AM

Just get a foam skimboard; Victoria or Phase Five. Try and find one with a removable trailer fin. No modifications needed. They work great and are much, much stronger than normal fiberglass surfboards.

nbeihl 04-09-2004 6:22 PM

i also have a "shortie" from the atic... been using it for about 3 years.. works perfect....

srh00z 04-09-2004 7:19 PM

Will the boat wake push you along? Can you drop the handle? I bought a skim board at the beach I plan to try, but it doesn't have alot of buoyancy.

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