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surfdad 08-19-2009 2:56 PM

your honest opinion, this is a 4 foot wakesurf comes with traction and a fin for $174. The only catch is it's wood. I look at the $174 price tag and think how could an average rider not opt for that over a $400 foam skimmer. <BR> <BR>What say you? Would the fact that it's would deter you? <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/727352.jpg" alt="Upload">

notsobueno 08-19-2009 3:28 PM

Wow, thats a good price. And of course, Tommy &amp; Bri RIP on those things. 48" seems a bit small to me, but I would love to try one for sure!! <BR> <BR>What is the problem with it being wood? Not lasting as long? Too much flex?

lionel 08-19-2009 3:42 PM

Too heavy? Probably sell a ton! Change the colors?

bac 08-19-2009 4:06 PM

Not feeling the graphics on the traction or the colors, but to each his own. <BR> <BR>I think some riders out there would stay away, but it also has the possibility of opening up the sport to those who won't/can't spend $400+ on a board.

jdjjamesz 08-19-2009 4:17 PM

looks like a board from scooby doo cartoon.

wakemitch 08-19-2009 4:24 PM

how would a first timer do on a board like that? because at that price point there would be a lot of first timers buying them

surfdad 08-19-2009 4:32 PM

I don't know that it's any heavier than some of the high end wakesurfs. I think for normal folks wood is fine, it's got to be designed as an entry level board. $174 is definately price point. <BR> <BR>I know that over at the Tige website the manufacturer folks were always saying NO WOOD in our boats all composite - the buying public tends to think wood + water = rot. At $174 couldn't you replace it three times before hitting the cost of a $400 d-cell based board that you can't ride any better, anyway? <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>As a price point, entry level skimmer or if I just wanted a second board this would seem to be to be a great option, IF I was price conscious. So that really begs the question in my mind. <BR> <BR>Could you build your own for $80? <BR> <BR>Traction at $40 or even cheaper; a can of hula dek at $20, a fin at $10, a can of paint at $5 maybe some sealer at $10 and then the wood at $15? That sure seems doable to me. Total cost of $60 to $80. Sure beats the heck out of a $700 board if you're just casual about it. <BR> <BR>Anyone like working with evil.wood?

surfdad 08-19-2009 4:34 PM

Good question Mitch, don't really know - I'd guess it would be like anyone jumping on a skimmer as their first ride. <BR> <BR>Love the Sccooby Doo reference jdjjamesz

wakemitch 08-19-2009 4:48 PM

a lot of wakeskaters swear by wood wakeskates. They just have to be built right and sealed right.

notsobueno 08-19-2009 4:52 PM

&amp;#57902;and taken care of properly

bac 08-19-2009 4:53 PM

<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> Scooby doobie doo! <BR> <BR>I've seen some guys riding a Zap with an added fin behind a boat. I bet you could find one of those things used for dirt.

notsobueno 08-19-2009 6:30 PM

Seems like there are way more surf style wakesurfers than skim style... What are the odds of seeing a surf style board in that price range?

surfdad 08-19-2009 7:26 PM

I should send Tommy an email and have him get Eric to make one. Realistically, it's just a matter of getting the fins in. If they did the wakeboard fins, maybe you add $5 to the retail. It would be a cheap price point board, dtw.

rallyart 08-19-2009 10:06 PM

I love wood. Heck, I've even got a Sanger. <BR>But I bought a Phase 5 board a couple years ago because it was really light. When it hits the kids they go back riding. When it hits me I go back to trying to ride. And the 10 year old puts it away. So that's how a below average rider opted not to get one from TrickBoardz when I ordered my FAE early in '07. <BR> <BR>Of course, I still need a much bigger board for me to succeed and maybe the wife will let me spend a couple hundred on a big wood board where I'm having a hard time convincing her that we need a Blue Lake.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

sailing216 08-20-2009 8:09 AM

We picked up the kids the Phase5 Scamp which is 45" for $200; why my 51" Icon cost double is questionable??? <BR> <BR>I would say it's a good way for Phase5 to hook the youngins in the sport and wonder if they make anything on the Scamp? <BR> <BR>Wood is Ok if it's sealed well and lightweight and fairly durable. I want made in the USA, so that means more to me. Where is the woody skimmer made?

surfdad 08-20-2009 8:19 AM

I believe that Eric Roush is making all of Tommy's skim style boards here in NorCal - Santa Cruz to be exact: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.roushcreations.com/products.php" target="_blank">http://www.roushcreations.com/products.php</a>

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