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dunk1212 07-09-2007 3:38 PM

I am just needing a suggestion for a new board. I am probably an intermediate rider and am looking to get a new board but am unsure of the length I need. I am a 130 pounds and am about 5'3" I was looking at a 130 or 134 but didn't know which was better. If anyone has any suggestions

amber_nicole 07-10-2007 11:30 AM

i would go w/the 134 cause longer is better or look at a 132

futurerx 07-10-2007 2:12 PM

i don't necessarily agree that longer is better..you aren't going to see a whole lot of difference in 2 inches, but this is where it gets important to demo boards and try the different styles and sizes before buying.l.on the wakeworld home page there is a tab on the left that says "Board Wizard"..try that oujt..it will give you an idea of what to look for! good luck!

amber_nicole 07-10-2007 3:25 PM

with a longer board you get a smoother ride and is easier on your legs.

dunk1212 07-10-2007 8:00 PM

Do you think that I would get more pop with a shorter board around 130. I am looking to by a Diva, what do you guys think. I am using my brothers' LF 139 and know it isn't right.

dunk1212 07-10-2007 8:37 PM

I'm sorry I am looking at a liquid force angel and they come in 134 and 130

aliw2w 07-10-2007 8:52 PM

Allison. I ride LF angel and I love it. You could ride both sizes if you want. I ride 134 and im about 5'4" 140lbs. I guess its all about what you want to.

aliwake 07-10-2007 9:06 PM

Riding a board that's too short will be just as bad as riding one that's too long. <BR>A shorter board is definitely harder to handle in rough water, and you're more likely to get more pop from a bigger board, than a shorter one. A board that's too short is going to sink lower in the water and handle really badly, <BR>I'm not saying that a 130 would be too short for you, but 134 is probably a happy medium. Just be really sure, and try a 130 if possible before buying one. <BR> <BR>p.s. you'll see even less difference in 2cm than 2 inches! ;)

wake_nurse 07-10-2007 9:29 PM

Allie, I just bought last year's LF Angel 134 at The House, can't wait to get it in the water this weekend. How does it handle popping over the wake?

aliw2w 07-10-2007 9:51 PM

Dawn when were in at the house?? I work their. The pop off that board is so nice.. The cutting on the board is good too.

wake_nurse 07-11-2007 10:04 AM

Yesterday about 4:30 - 5:30pm with my hubby and daughter. He bought a Slingshot and I bought the 06 Angel 134/Minx bindings. The guy that helped us out (tall and blond) was great!

aliw2w 07-11-2007 10:07 AM

Yea I had yesterday off. We have the same board. But I have last year ltd minx. Your going to love them... Sean was your sales guy. Hes one of the guys that i ride with a lot. How does your hub like the Slingshot. That board is so nice i cant believe it.

dunk1212 07-11-2007 3:19 PM

Do you guys have any great boards that you would recommend. I am looking to buy a 06 because they are cheaper.

wake_nurse 07-11-2007 5:01 PM

Last year's Minx bindings fit my feet better than this years - didn't hurt that they were cheaper too! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> <BR>My husband <i>loves</i> his new Slingshot!

aliw2w 07-11-2007 6:10 PM

Yea that what i thougt too.. Oh thats good that he loves his board. Are you guys still planing to go ride on friday??

wake_nurse 07-11-2007 7:34 PM

I don't think so - our ride fell through.

aliw2w 07-11-2007 7:48 PM

ooo no. That sucks. Yea I dont no if the boys are riding yet..

dunk1212 07-12-2007 8:37 AM

Does anyone have an good suggestions for a good board for an intermediate rider?

amber_nicole 07-12-2007 11:14 AM

yea a lotus 131

aliw2w 07-12-2007 11:33 AM

LF Angel 134

amber_nicole 07-12-2007 11:40 AM

i have the lotus and so does some other girls on the site. if u want to ride in style this is the board if u go to <a href="http://www.rideCWB.com" target="_blank">www.rideCWB.com</a> and click on board it will show u the brands then click on lotus. it is a sweet board i have had it for like 2 weeks now i love it! bella and saphire r good to


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