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Fluffytoasters 03-19-2013 5:39 PM

Need a board for wakesurfing
 
I just got a new malibu with surf gate and want to start surfing. What is a good board to get?

runin90lx 03-19-2013 5:43 PM

what is your experience level? brand new to surfing? this will help tell you a better idea of where to start.

ilikebeaverandboats 03-19-2013 5:50 PM

Surf or skim style? how much do you weight?

MCObray 03-19-2013 7:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Fluffytoasters (Post 1812275)
I just got a new malibu with surf gate and want to start surfing. What is a good board to get?

Budget, weight, skill level, style, etc. are all factors when deciding on a board. A quick description of said self will help immensely.

Fluffytoasters 03-23-2013 10:41 AM

I have tried surfing once. I want to eventually start doing tricks. A good price range would be under 500$. I weigh about 115 pounds.

MCObray 03-23-2013 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Fluffytoasters (Post 1813052)
I have tried surfing once. I want to eventually start doing tricks. A good price range would be under 500$. I weigh about 115 pounds.

LF Doum, Triple X, Soulcraft, Phase 5 Prop, etc. are all good choices under $500. I'm sure there are others, it's just a matter of reading more reviews and potentially demo'ing boards in order to get a better feel for them.

wakemitch 03-23-2013 11:27 AM

At 115 lbs you want a board between 46"-48"
All the boards listed above are much too big. The Victoria Gremlin 46" is only $350 and the Victoria Factor 48" is $480. Both are made in the USA too.
The Phase 5 Scamp (45") is too small and the Phase 5 Icon (51") is too big.

Lots of lighter riders have been switching of to Victoria lately because they offer smaller sizes. A board that fits you better will allow you to be more comfortable and progress faster since you will have more control.

dejoeco 03-25-2013 7:46 AM

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Originally Posted by wakemitch (Post 1813063)
At 115 lbs you want a board between 46"-48"
All the boards listed above are much too big. The Victoria Gremlin 46" is only $350 and the Victoria Factor 48" is $480. Both are made in the USA too.
The Phase 5 Scamp (45") is too small and the Phase 5 Icon (51") is too big.

Lots of lighter riders have been switching of to Victoria lately because they offer smaller sizes. A board that fits you better will allow you to be more comfortable and progress faster since you will have more control.

Victoria also has been a more affordable board too compared to the the many boards in 700 range. The Pixie, Bri Chmel's board and the Agent are great boards too.

tollie 03-26-2013 8:44 AM

Check out Idolsurf.com all custom boards made to the size you want. all custom for you. I can hook you up!

Kemikal 03-26-2013 12:28 PM

Hey Mitch- need your advice. Looking at either a Victoria PCX or Drew Diamond.

About me: 6'0", 175lbs surfing behind a Sanger v215 with 1100 surf side and 500 floor.

I appreciate your expertise.

Kemikal 03-27-2013 6:25 PM

Bump.


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