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elo 09-02-2005 7:49 PM

hey... i was wondering what a kind of board i should get. i weight 130 and im behind a mc tristar so the wake isnt that big. any suggestions?

surfdad 09-04-2005 5:29 AM

Hey Elias, you're lucky to be at the perfect weight. Any lighter and I think it would behard to push around some of the boards, any heavier like the rest of us and yoou'd tend to swamp the board. Quite frankly I think you could ride just about anything you wanted to. What sort of experience do you have riding? If you're doing shuv-its in the driveway on your skateboard, you'll probably want to look for one of the skim style boards. Trick Boardz and Inland Surfer are represented well on this board and can help you out. If you're chasing Kelly Slater around, you'll probably want to stay with a surf style board. Shred Stixx, Inland Surfer, Surftech, thewalkerproject.com among others have excellent surf style boards.

elo 09-04-2005 9:49 AM

thanks jeff, do you think a regular short board would work? cause i know alot of surf shops that sell cheap used ones...thanks again

surfdad 09-04-2005 10:03 AM

It certainly could, but it needs to be REALLY short. 6'2" is TOO big. I ride a 4'2", I doubt you could even find a surfboard that small. If you just want to get started, though, try and find the smallest fish you can, like a 5'0" and you're probably good to go as a start. Good Luck!

elo 09-06-2005 5:16 PM

my friend has an old obrien woody board (i guess its a skurfer) do you think that would work? <BR>

surfdad 09-06-2005 8:09 PM

Hey Elias, I am not familiar with that board. I can tell you I have surfed with my wakeboard, but it's not easy or pretty. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> To be honest, I think you'd be better served by trying to get a real wakesurfer.

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