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katiep23 04-29-2010 7:48 AM

Complete Beginner Looking for a Wakeboard
 
Friend told me to come check this site out for some help. Have found two that caught my eye & wanted to see if you guys could give me any input, suggestions, advice, etc.

I am 5'10, 145 lbs, & have very large feet (women's 11) if that helps with this at all. I'm pretty athletic, but struggle with getting up on a board, so ease of that is my main priority.

Here are the two I am interested.

Liquid Force Luna

Hyperlite Eden

Are these good prices? I am hoping to not spend too much. I would gladly look at any other suggestions around this price range or cheaper. Thanks!

wakecrzy2000 04-29-2010 8:16 AM

My fiance has the Eden and she loves it. I would get nice bindings tho it makes a big difference.

katiep23 04-29-2010 8:35 AM

Thanks! I'm looking at these bindings. Seem to have good reviews. http://www.evogear.com/outlet/wakebo...mens-2008.aspx

mastercraf 04-29-2010 8:41 AM

get something you would be comfortable progressing on. I know when I got my first board I looked for something cheap with a beginner shape, but if your riding frequently or at least every weekend then you will move along faster and have to buy a new board within a year or so. It gets expensive!!

willrice 04-29-2010 8:56 AM

Also take a look at the Ronix Krush. My fiance just started riding last year and I picked this up for her at the end of last year. It has a shape which makes it easier to cut on your toeside, which is usually difficult for beginners.

katiep23 04-29-2010 9:04 AM

Also, what are the advantages/disadvantages of 130cm to 135cm? I can fit the size requirements for either according to the Eden sizing.

04-29-2010 9:06 AM

I would shoot for the 135 kate its going to be fit right to your size, a 130 would be way to short for you and harder to learn on

katiep23 04-29-2010 9:09 AM

Thanks, Chase. You guys rock! :)

04-29-2010 9:15 AM

Will : The Eden also has the varible fin configuration spec to make it easier on toeside as well,

Kate: You really cant go wrong with any recent "women" boards they are all configured for a beginer as well as some being able to fit expert riding such as the Ronix "faith hope love" I would also look into ronix boards as well before you make a choice. They are awesome!

04-29-2010 9:22 AM

Also here is the sizing chart for you

Model Length (cm) Rider Weight (lbs) Rocker Type
Syn 132 up to 160 3-Stage Subtle
Syn 137 up to 175 3-Stage Subtle
Blur 131 up to 155 3-Stage Subtle
Blur 136 140+ 3-Stage Subtle
Jade 129 up to 155 3-Stage Subtle
Jade 134 145+ 3-Stage Subtle
Eden 125 up to 130 3-Stage Subtle
Eden 130 up to 155 3-Stage Subtle
Eden 135 145+ 3-Stage Subtle
Divine 109 up to 95 Continuous
Divine 119 up to 105 Continuous
Divine 128 up to 145 Continuous
Divine 134 up to 175 Continuous

04-30-2010 8:20 AM

I spent one whole month trying to learn to get up on my husband's board. The bindings didn't fit and I'd pop right out of 'em every time. Finally got fed up and bought my own board. I got the Hyperlite Eden and got up first try...and I am sooo NOT athletic. ^^on "get good bindings, they make a difference". I really like my Hyperlite Blurs. I use Closed toe LF Wings in the winter and am always so happy when it's warm enough to go back to my Blurs. I'm 5'3" and rode the 130 Eden...I'd suggest the larger board for someone as tall as you (jealous!!!). Now I ride a 132 Tribute but I still use the Eden to teach new riders and she works every time! Have fun shopping...new gear is always fun!

katiep23 04-30-2010 10:21 AM

Thanks, Kathleen!! Sounds like the 135 Eden is perfect for me!

v220ls 04-30-2010 10:24 AM

Agreed with what most said. A longer board for you is going to be best with your height, 135 plus. There are some package deals out there that are board and binding set ups. As you progress you will want the latest greatest stuff. I would not drop big coin on bindings right now, since comfort is your biggest challenge. Many people get up and ride a few times and think they need the latest pro model? I rode the same board for many years and progressed nicely. Ask your local shops to demo,demo, demo. If they are worth a darn they will let you, I can't remember the last time I didn't ride a board before I bought it? Look for last years or the years prior boards. They are right have fun with it.

Good luck
G

v220ls 04-30-2010 10:35 AM

http://www.cwbwakeboards.com/cwb-wakeboard-faze-140.php

I'm bias but check out this board?

wakeboardgeezer 05-06-2010 9:23 AM

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My Daughter in Law started out with a CWB Sol then went to the Eden.
She loves it and really likes having her own rig.
I am in the "get a comfy pair of bindings" crowd as I think that they are just as important if not more important than the board choice but that's just me.
Have a great time learning to ride and I hope you end up loving the sport as much as most of the rest of us do.

Here are a couple of pics of her on the Eden:


Good luck.

cwb4me 05-06-2010 9:33 AM

go to actionsportsvideo.com get the book dvd series. they have pro's showing the easy way to get up the proper riding position and proper boat driving rope handle usage also you'll be money ahead to learn properly.


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