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hyperliterider90 01-12-2012 8:31 AM

Question about Harley board
 
I am looking to order the 2011 Liquid force harley grind.. but i do not know whether i should get the 139 or 143. THe chart says for the 139 the weight is 140-225 lbs. and the 143 is 170-260. I am about 5'10" and 175 lbs. I'm an experienced rider with a few inverts and 5's.

TheHebrewHammer 01-12-2012 9:09 AM

Go with the 139. I'm of the opinion that one should always go with the smaller size in situations like this. It's gonna be more maneuverable and more fun.

gotwake133 01-12-2012 8:26 PM

I would also go with the 139, Im about 5'11'' and 165 and I rode the 139 Harley the other day. Its a super fun board and for your body size I would say a 139 would be just right!

bzubke1 01-13-2012 7:34 AM

I'm 6' 170lbs and I ride a watson 143 and I love it but have ridden my brothers 139 harley and mine back to back a few times and the difference in size isnt nearly as noticeable as the difference in the way both boards ride.

eubanks01 01-13-2012 8:39 AM

At 175 pounds, absolutely go with the 143. It will be more stable, land better, and pop more.

ryanw209 01-13-2012 7:56 PM

I'm 6'0" and 175 and I ride a 143... Speaking of my 2012 Harley 143 is for sale in the classifieds if anyone is looking to upgrade

ridersunited 01-17-2012 8:58 AM

Something that no one has mentioned yet, ride both boards if at all possible! Any respectable shop should have a demo program that allows you to ride boards before purchasing, or at the very least a %100 satisfaction guarantee once purchased. It boils down to preference, especially since you fall into the weight range for each board. It sounds like you like to spin, so maybe a shorter board will help that, but if you head to the cable, you might want a longer board for stylish presses. Again, it's all preference so ride both if your home lake isn't frozen! On a technical note, keep in mind that the Grind base tends to make the board feel a bit 'looser'. A 143 has more surface area, hence more bouyancy, hence a more 'loose' feeling for an underweighted rider. For whatever it's worth, my personal opinion is to go with the 139. I think you'll be happier. The biggest guys in wakeboarding are riding the biggest boards. A 143 is getting close to the longest board available and you don't sound even close to some of the bigger guys out there.


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