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Richard 06-20-2012 8:40 PM

how to determine wakeboard size
 
hey guys, im looking online and how do i know what to buy. i have road several different boards. cant do tricks but can do wake to wake jumps. im looking to learn some though. i am 5' 10" 170lbs. right now im on a borrowed ronix 143 i believe, id have to check this weekend.

06-20-2012 8:51 PM

Id say a 139 or maybe a 141 depending on the board. Sure a 143 is a bit more stable but when learning tricks Id want it a tad smaller. Im 5'11 160lbs and ride a 138 & 139 after having a 141.

Readyaimfire 06-20-2012 9:37 PM

U will be fine on a 140, but if it was me I would go up to a 142... It's all personal preference at a certain point.. I like a bit more surface area. I know u didn't ask, but maybe go with a continuous rocker for a more consistent pop while learning tricks. Just a suggestion.

benjaminp 06-20-2012 11:44 PM

I would look at the size chart provided by the manufacturer and make a judgement call from there.

boardjnky4 06-21-2012 7:22 AM

Depends on the board you're looking to buy. Flex boards will ride a little small. Generally, it's recommended to go up 3cm on flex boards. I am 6'0" and I am riding a LF Hybrid 143.

What model is the Ronix you're riding? How does it feel to you? Is it awkward to control the board? Does it feel too big?

FatWakeboarder 06-21-2012 9:04 AM

I am 6'6" 295lbs and I ride a Ronix Vault 143. When I have new riders on my boat that are your size I have them on a Liquid Force Trip 138, and I even have some guys on the boat at your size that ride my Hyperlite State 135. I'd think the 143 would be to big for you, I could ride the 138 if I wanted to, but I'd sacrifice due to my size.

jhartt3 06-21-2012 9:09 AM

Love that ^^^ Board the Vault is awesome

cwb4me 06-21-2012 6:51 PM

I'd say 139 to 141 should be your range.I'm 5'6" and weigh 170. I ride a 141 and have no trouble spinning.

Readyaimfire 06-22-2012 12:08 AM

I don't understand why some people are scared of going to a Bigger board. I ride nothing less than a 143-146... If they made a 150, I would ride it. I'm 6' 195lbs. The added surface area gives u more pop. It doesn't make the board any harder to control in my opinion. Swing weight is minimal. If u look at the size of most pros, they are midgets. 5'5"-5'9" 140-170lbs avg. A 138 to Oli Derome is like a 148 to me. Go up a size, u won't regret it!

06-22-2012 6:49 AM

Tell that to Bob Soven...dude rides a 134

petrie141 06-22-2012 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Readyaimfire (Post 1761938)
I don't understand why some people are scared of going to a Bigger board. I ride nothing less than a 143-146... If they made a 150, I would ride it. I'm 6' 195lbs. The added surface area gives u more pop. It doesn't make the board any harder to control in my opinion. Swing weight is minimal. If u look at the size of most pros, they are midgets. 5'5"-5'9" 140-170lbs avg. A 138 to Oli Derome is like a 148 to me. Go up a size, u won't regret it!

I agree. I don't understand the stigma against a larger board. I'm 193lbs 6' 2" or 6' 3" (depending on the measuring tape) and have ridden just about every board size they've made in recent years (even the "fish" series liquid force shortly produced). Although I couldn't tell a major difference in pop between a 137 and a 141, I did notice a huge difference in my stance. Since the 141 could allow my legs to be further apart, I felt like I had way more control and was much more comfortable. I think the more comfortable I felt, the more pop I got. Buy what feels comfortable even if it means you're not following the sizing charts 100%.

Readyaimfire 06-22-2012 3:58 PM

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Originally Posted by LR3w8kbrdr (Post 1761957)
Tell that to Bob Soven...dude rides a 134

yeah, but what does he wiegh? 150lbs wet?

Richard 06-25-2012 10:15 PM

the board i ride is the ronix vault 139. i position the bindings different for me and it worked better. im going to by it off my buddy. now i gota learn tricks beside wake to wake jumps.


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