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-   -   New First Board (Obrien Diesel) (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=458012)

whitej34 06-04-2007 6:24 PM

I am looking for my first board. I can't believe how many options there are. I was looking at this: <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OBRIEN-DIESEL-141-cm-WAKEBOARD-w-BINDINGS-SRP-340_W0QQitemZ190117446089QQihZ009QQcategoryZ111301 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OBRIEN-DIESEL-141-cm-WAKEBOARD-w-BINDINGS-SRP-340_W0QQitemZ190117446089QQihZ009QQcategoryZ111301 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem</a> <BR> <BR>I am ~190 lbs.

whitej34 06-04-2007 6:28 PM

BTW, I am looking to spend no more than $250 for the board/bindings.

jpshaff01 06-04-2007 6:47 PM

I would get these (below)if i were in your situation, i have these boots and i think they are great. You will most likely be disappointed with those obrien boots. I have an obrien oasis setup too with the link bindings and they are terrible. I'm not sure which those are. <BR> <BR>size med/large <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/2005-Hyperlite-Era-Wakeboard-Bindings-M-L-9-10-NEW_W0QQitemZ260123975755QQihZ016QQcategoryZ114267 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/2005-Hyperlite-Era-Wakeboard-Bindings-M-L-9-10-NEW_W0QQitemZ260123975755QQihZ016QQcategoryZ114267 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem</a> <BR> <BR>Size large <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Hyperlite-Wakeboard-Bindings-Era-Large-2005_W0QQitemZ330126471252QQihZ014QQcategoryZ11426 7QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Hyperlite-Wakeboard-Bindings-Era-Large-2005_W0QQitemZ330126471252QQihZ014QQcategoryZ11426 7QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem</a> <BR> <BR>Then find a board for ~150, <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OBRIEN-DIESEL-141-cm-PRO-RIDER-WAKEBOARD-SRP-290_W0QQitemZ190117162824QQihZ009QQcategoryZ111301 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OBRIEN-DIESEL-141-cm-PRO-RIDER-WAKEBOARD-SRP-290_W0QQitemZ190117162824QQihZ009QQcategoryZ111301 QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem</a> <BR> <BR>You should probably looking for a continuos rocker board though <BR> <BR>(Message edited by Jpshaff01 on June 04, 2007)

whitej34 06-04-2007 6:58 PM

Thanks for the info. I am open to any board. I have wakeboarded a couple times, but I don't know anything about it. Why should I be leaning towards a continuous rocker design?

wakedad33 06-04-2007 7:13 PM

Jeremy, I have a O'brian Diesel 141 with bindings, brand new still in the plastic. My son won it at a contest last year. $225.00 you pay to ship. Send me a PM if your interested.

cwb_fooguitarlz 06-04-2007 7:19 PM

the continuous rocker is usually easier to control overall. easier to control pop...board control comes down to how many/how big your fins are

thedangcorn 06-04-2007 9:15 PM

Why not go with something like this? <BR><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OBRIEN-PLAYER-143-cm-8-FINS-PRO-WAKEBOARD-SRP-350_W0QQitemZ190119810774QQihZ009QQcategoryZ111301 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-OBRIEN-PLAYER-143-cm-8-FINS-PRO-WAKEBOARD-SRP-350_W0QQitemZ190119810774QQihZ009QQcategoryZ111301 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem</a> <BR> <BR>$129 shipped, brand new. The player has gotten great reviews, and the expensive/acclaimed natural is basically a player on crack.

cwb_fooguitarlz 06-04-2007 9:17 PM

YYEEAAUUHHH. i ride the player...it is a badass board. im kinda experienced...and i dont ride with the center fin...if you stick that thing on there itll stick to the water really good....easy board to ride...lol even though it has a massive 3stage rocker

whitej34 06-05-2007 3:03 PM

I looked at the player, but it says its for more experienced riders. What makes a board for more experienced riders? Those Hyperlite Era bindings look nice, but they would prolly look pretty dumb on the player. Thanks for the continued info.

jpshaff01 06-05-2007 3:43 PM

For $250 there is no way you can afford to care what it looks like haha. j/k

whitej34 06-05-2007 4:24 PM

HAHA, yeah i know. It's just my first board and don't want to pay a ton. I don't know how often I will be able to go because the closest lake is about an hour away.

nickdakoolkat 06-05-2007 6:42 PM

an hour is relatively close! Try checking your local boardshop too and see if they can't hook you up with a deal.

thedangcorn 06-05-2007 6:54 PM

Dunno if you can beat that ebay deal on the player, seriously. I bought that board for $129 shipped, and then bought some link bindings for around $65. <BR> <BR>I'm a beginner and to me, the player seems to be pretty forgiving. I run it presently with all the fins.

whitej34 06-05-2007 6:56 PM

For me, an hour is a long way for a lake. I grew up less than a mile from the great lakes, but I now live in the middle of NC and there are few lakes suitable for boats. I am leaning towards the Player.

player138 06-19-2007 4:49 PM

A player for 130 bucks is ridiculously good. Mine ran me about 800 bucks(Canadian) with bindings and I love it. It's a pretty advanced board because it has really huge pop and landings that are on the harder side (because of the aggressive 3-stage rocker). Like Jeff said earlier in the thread, it's harder to control the pop on a 3-stage rocker, but at the same time, you get way more of it with the 3-stage. So yeah, all in all an awesome board for going big and progressing quickly, I'd say buy the player unless you're worried about control.

bbking 06-19-2007 6:34 PM

<a href="http://buywake.com/catalog/detail/MNSLX" target="_blank">http://buywake.com/catalog/detail/MNSLX</a> <BR>a little more but pretty nice board

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