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Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By skiboarder
Very true. Physiology plays a big role. I'm 5-9...

Very true. Physiology plays a big role. I'm 5-9 and ride a 23" stance. That is all the way in on my board (139 Happy hour). 23-24ish has always felt comfortable for my legs. A big board with a...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-12-2019, 6:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By skiboarder
After that super long post, I forgot to add that...

After that super long post, I forgot to add that every girl in our group moved from 132-135s to my spare 140 Williams and Bills. They have all been killing it. I watched all of the girls go from...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 02-12-2019, 1:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By skiboarder
I think bigger boards are definitely beneficial...

I think bigger boards are definitely beneficial up to a point for a developing rider, but I haven't found going over the top to be that beneficial.

I am an expert rider 5-9 175lbs.

Boat:...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 01-25-2019, 9:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By skiboarder
No thanks. For wakeboarding to hit the...

No thanks. For wakeboarding to hit the mainstream, you have to become something that the guy would would rather be watching football wants to see. Why cater to that guy? Have you seen the X-Games and...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 01-03-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,858
Posted By skiboarder
Wakeboarding is a lifestyle for me and has been...

Wakeboarding is a lifestyle for me and has been for a long time. Based on my job and income a new 2019 23LSV probably doesn't make much sense, but it is our thing. We don't really have time for other...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 01-02-2019, 9:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,433
Posted By skiboarder
I'm 38 and I am the type of guy that will always...

I'm 38 and I am the type of guy that will always wakeboard. I've been doing it for 25+ years so my riding has already gone through several evolutions, but life and injury hasn't kept me from...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 12-18-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By skiboarder
The 2015 redesign of the one was a vast...

The 2015 redesign of the one was a vast improvement over the 2012, IMO, and the 2018 redesign is even easier to ride. The 2012 was a weird shape. Super round rails paired with a locked in feel.
...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 12-18-2018, 7:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By skiboarder
You won't find many that have ridden an RXT yet....

You won't find many that have ridden an RXT yet. Most dealers are just now getting the bulk of their Ronix orders.

That said, The RXT and Nova are both super high tech boards, but the rides are...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 12-17-2018, 7:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By skiboarder
I live on the lower San Jacinto River in Houston...

I live on the lower San Jacinto River in Houston and those low-profile speedboats are everywhere, but I have been seeing the same ones and no new ones my whole life so I imagine that most were built...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 11-09-2018, 8:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,860
Posted By skiboarder
Flex is a great option for fun on the water. I'll...

Flex is a great option for fun on the water. I'll take my cable board out for a rip when my body is shot.

1.) Super flexy boards do reduce ollie height. I went from the Ronix Kenetic to the Top...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 10-01-2018, 8:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,959
Posted By skiboarder
Take the camber boards off the list--especially...

Take the camber boards off the list--especially as an older rider. Even people I know that liked them for a while are happy to switch back to regular rocker lines.

The older I get the bigger and...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-27-2018, 2:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
Posted By skiboarder
There are several vests that people have drown...

There are several vests that people have drown in. Years ago I had hook-up with Helium and their vests were super thin. I would wear a small with a medium vest on top. I'm not a CGA or nothing guy,...
Forum: Wakesurfing 09-18-2018, 8:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,133
Posted By skiboarder
From a wakeboarder who has judged a lot of youth...

From a wakeboarder who has judged a lot of youth competitions. Just let it go. Over a long enough time scale, all bad calls balance out--Unless you develop a reputation. Then the bad calls against...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-17-2018, 2:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,712
Posted By skiboarder
Honestly, the whole no pop thing could be...

Honestly, the whole no pop thing could be attributed to a MFG defect. I've definitely gone out on a board that appears 100% fine and felt like I just wasn't get good snap off the wake only for the...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-14-2018, 1:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,187
Posted By skiboarder
Go District, Parks or RXT. Those are super...

Go District, Parks or RXT. Those are super friendly platforms. Even if you go with the One shape the extra $100 will be wasted for the TB unless you really prefer the graphics.

I have nothing...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-12-2018, 8:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,148
Posted By skiboarder
It is a continuous. A major divergence from all...

It is a continuous. A major divergence from all of his previous models.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 09-11-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,666
Posted By skiboarder
Tyler--Best Boat Felix--Best park/winch ...

Tyler--Best Boat
Felix--Best park/winch
Gunter--Best overall

Tyler's section was my favorite to watch personally, but if I take an objective approach, Gunter wins.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-23-2018, 8:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,515
Posted By skiboarder
I ride a 1" wooden dowel. I've tried a .8 and I...

I ride a 1" wooden dowel. I've tried a .8 and I found that it bruised my fingers and my joints would get sore. Much bigger than 1" and I start to get blisters/callouses because I have to gorilla-grip...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-18-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,871
Posted By skiboarder
I really enjoyed it and was happy to drop $10 in...

I really enjoyed it and was happy to drop $10 in support.

I wish I could do more winching, but I just don't have time. I appreciate all of the hard work that goes into those shots and how...
Forum: Boats, Accessories & Tow Vehicles 07-11-2018, 8:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,846
Posted By skiboarder
2001 for sure. It may be a little more, but its...

2001 for sure. It may be a little more, but its value will never go down because is has a cult following. You could keep it for 10 years and if you bought right and took care of it get all your money...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-03-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,332
Posted By skiboarder
I'm from Houston. We slang and bang while we grip...

I'm from Houston. We slang and bang while we grip the grain.

No need to wrap it. It will give you plenty of traction without eating up your hands.
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 07-03-2018, 6:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,332
Posted By skiboarder
I honestly ride a 1" oak dowel and have for about...

I honestly ride a 1" oak dowel and have for about 5 years now. I would switch grips on a convertible handle easy 2-3 times a year before. My first wooden handle lasted 4 years and I only discontinued...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 06-25-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,874
Posted By skiboarder
I like teaching the FS first. You can build off...

I like teaching the FS first. You can build off the foundation of a good FS 180. BS 180s are harder than a FS or BS 360 for most people.
Forum: Trick Tips 06-01-2018, 7:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By skiboarder
Get your shoulders further back on your approach...

Get your shoulders further back on your approach and let the tension kick the board behind you. Right now your are mule kicking a little and pushing the handle down on your way up. You lose a lot of...
Forum: Wakeboarding Discussion 05-18-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,552
Posted By skiboarder
The edge looks like a side-cut because of the...

The edge looks like a side-cut because of the machining. It has parallel rails for about 18" or so no side cut.
141cm Length
43.18cm Width
6.35cm Rocker

Flat base
Carbon Top sheet
Carbon...
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