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mxracer183 08-25-2009 12:25 PM

Hello everyone! <BR> <BR>I began wakesurfing this year and loves it! <BR> <BR>I currently have two board a hyperlite broadcast 5'6`` and a phase five 4' 5`` (don't know wich model) <BR> <BR>The broadcast his really easy to surf I can move on the wave a lot but it seem I'm limited to progress since it's so big... <BR> <BR>the phase five seem too small for me, I can let go the rope but cannot afford only a slight mistake because I loose the wave...I have to stay on the nicest spot only <BR> <BR>I am 200 pounds 5' 11'' My wave his probably an average wave not that big <BR> <BR>Should I continue to ride the phase five or I need a different board?

ragboy 08-25-2009 1:57 PM

I think the question for you would be do you like surfing more Surf Style or Skim Style. The phase 5 board is a skim board and the broadcast is a more surf style board, but not a very good surf style board. Here is some video to help you, this is from a contest earlier in the year. <BR> <BR>Surf Style James Walker <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkb_2BqUgww" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkb_2BqUgww</a> <BR>Surf Style Alec Wood <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru9TouVBSrQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru9TouVBSrQ</a> <BR>Surf Style, my son practicing <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-KPsmaohqc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-KPsmaohqc</a> <BR> <BR>Skim Style Sean Cummings at contest <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-zAepVDVY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-zAepVDVY</a> <BR>not one of his better runs, tough day that day, but here is a video about surf and skim, and then shows sean throw some great stuff behind my boat. <BR><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89w1FwIV-_Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89w1FwIV-_Y</a> <BR> <BR>I don't have much other skim videos, but I am sure drew or others can help there. If you like skim, the phase 5 is a great board, drew should be able to help you and tell you which model and size would be best for you. <BR> <BR>If you want to stick to Surf Style, then I would recommend a board by Inland or The Walker Project. I am a dealer for the walker project, and can help you, but there are others and many other brands. <BR> <BR>I think most in this forum will agree with one thing, you want to go with a board from a company that is a Wakesurfing company. Not a company that makes wakeboards, and also makes wakesurfers. <BR> <BR>I am sure drew can chime in as to the right phase 5 board, I would say a Inland Sweet Spot, or a Walker Project Comp X 5.0, or a Walker Project Bullet 5.0 would work for your weight.

valsurfer 08-25-2009 2:13 PM

The broadcast 5"6 was the first board on the boat 5 yr ago we rode it for a season and then got into Shred Stixx boards U will love the differents a good board makes in your riding.We had a few of the bigger models at first think it was a 5'8 Stixxtreme it was to big.Now i ride the Ja Mako 4'11 i # 230 &amp; its a great board<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/729079.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/729080.jpg" alt="Upload">

ragboy 08-25-2009 2:17 PM

I apologize that I didn't mention shredstixx. I forgot about them. They make good boards, we just have never owned one, where we have had several inland boards. I forgot also to mention the SMED Wombat, also a great board. I am getting old. <BR> <BR>RJ actually rode a thresher this weekend, had fun.

meraculus 08-25-2009 2:30 PM

Another thing to consider is what kind of wake you have. Some wakes don't have as much push and it's harder to keep up with the boat. <BR> <BR>The 200 pound guys I ride with had a hard time keeping up with the boat on surf style boards that were not flat as can be.

valsurfer 08-25-2009 2:34 PM

Hi Robert there is so many great boards out there.I didn't mention a few other boards i had like the XBC board company that was a lame board &amp; a few more i have sold.It took some time to fine the right board for me i love the Ja Mako.Did u guys buy that shred stixx ???

ragboy 08-25-2009 2:41 PM

No, Frank Wolter was out with us, and he got one for his kids and RJ rode it. It was a 4.11 so a bit big. RJ was able to get it up in the air, and did several stall 360s, so he had fun. I will have to post pics. He felt it was a bit slower, but not a completely fair comparison due to the size.

ragboy 08-25-2009 2:41 PM

Oh, it was a thruster also.

mxracer183 08-26-2009 5:34 AM

Thanks for all the replys, <BR> <BR>My wake seem good since its very easy to surf the broadcast without rope but hard to compare because I never tried other boats... <BR> <BR>I'm looking more for a skim style board but would like to have suggestion for surf board too <BR> <BR>Thanks

caskimmer 08-29-2009 5:52 PM

for your skimstyle board I'd look at the Drew Danielo Extra-Large(57") by Phase 5. The prop (the model you have) is definitely too small for you. They also have the Oogle for your size which has a rounder shape and is more forgiving but not quite as responsive as the pro shape.


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