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jonyb 02-28-2009 3:05 PM

My wife is gonna start her 2nd. season of wakeboarding this year and I wanna start it off for her with a new board. Last year she was pregnant and didn't even try, and the year before that she only got about 3 months in, so she's still really new at it. <BR> <BR>She's about 5'10", 130-140#. Wears a size 9 boot I believe. The current board and bindings are O'Brien Vixen 134 and O'Brien bindings. <BR> <BR>Any suggestions?

amandae 02-28-2009 3:54 PM

I am about her size and ride a 136 lf jett and ronix bindings. I love them both! <BR> <BR>Amanda

wakebelews 02-28-2009 7:42 PM

The Hyperlite Syn is a great board. I would go with the 132.

jonyb 02-28-2009 7:51 PM

Don't think we'd need to stay with something around a 136? <BR> <BR>Thanks for the replies!

amandae 03-01-2009 12:00 AM

I am 6 0 around 145... so taller, but 5 to 10 lbs heavier... I like the 136, anything less i fell like it is a little kids board.

roughrivermike 03-01-2009 1:04 PM

my daughter rides a 136 jet with ronix bindings as well. She is about 5'6" and probably weighs 120. She loves that set-up.

jonyb 03-01-2009 1:35 PM

Thanks for all the replies!

lizrd 03-01-2009 7:00 PM

Don't limit yourself to women's boards - unless she loves pink and purple graphics. I love a Hyperlite Motive for beginners. if she can have her demo a board or two to see what types of boards she likes.

jonyb 03-01-2009 8:18 PM

Unfortunately there aren't any pro shops around here. I"ve got a PS3 137 that I may strap her boots to and see how that is.

clearlakeirene 03-01-2009 10:13 PM

I have a Hyperlite Eden that I can sell you for $100. It can be a good beginner board because has an asymmetric design which makes going toeside easier. It makes learning to ride easier. It is a 2007 Eden 135. The board belonged to a pro female so it was only used for one season. You can read about its specs on Wakeworld, under boards--hyperlite--2007 boards. I think she should stick with the 135-137 size boards. If you don't have a pro-shop close, buying used might be a good option because she can kind of demo the board, and just re-sell it if she doesn't like it. No sense in buying a shiney new $400 board if you end up hating it. I would also look on the classified section on WW if you decide to go the used route. Sorry the pic is sideways :-) <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/195511/674729.jpg" alt="Upload">

03-02-2009 11:12 AM

go with the jett.

aliwake 03-02-2009 4:19 PM

hey John, I rode a PS3 for 3 years and loved it, so putting her on yours sounds like a good starting point. they have a girls version of it this year called the Luna, so that's one choice if she end up liking it.

jonyb 03-02-2009 10:27 PM

How about CWB Ember bindings? That may be a first step in this until I can get her on my board.

alliecat0223 03-05-2009 1:45 PM

John, since you are near rough river go to nicks boat dock they have tons of gear and will help you out so much. Me personally I'm 5'4 and 137 lbs and I ride the liquid force melissa 134 with ronix rise bindings.I love that board.

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