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Old     (151)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-20-2008, 7:05 PM Reply   
Hi, I am new to surfing and though I have scoured the postings I havent had much luck picking a board.

I am looking for something a intermediate wakeboarder who has surfed a few days can use to progress as far as possible.

At this time I think I am more into surf style than skim.

I do not know but I think I am looking for something that is capable of nice hard turns and some air but I might be better off having to work for it. As opposed to a board that is too touchy for a beginner, or a board that is easy to ride but is impossible to air.

I am 140lbs

Boat is a 2004 vlx

anything under a grand is cool.

All opinions are welcome.


Old     (mbwakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-20-2008, 7:37 PM Reply   
i have a 2008 Shred Stixx thresher shredder for sale its a 4'11'' and great for airs and a great progression board! hit me up?
Old     (151)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-20-2008, 9:27 PM Reply   
Alec I sent you a PM
Old     (mbwakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-20-2008, 10:36 PM Reply   
i got it i replied back
Old     (151)      Join Date: Jun 2008       08-21-2008, 11:47 AM Reply   
Hey alec I didnt get it
Old     (clubmyke)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-21-2008, 1:28 PM Reply   
as strange as this sounds - the 2004 hyperlite broadcast at 4'8". this is a great begainner /intermediate board. it is very durable, stable, and very fast for a skim style board. the only drawback is finding one..

here is a pic.

Old     (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       08-21-2008, 1:41 PM Reply   
I have one HL 4.9 and I would agree except on the fast part. I would call it sluggish. I have a big wave and only weigh 150lbs. I outgrew mine in about 2 weeks.

I saw a Phase 5 oogle as a award and it looks like a good hybrid board. I haven't heard anyone ever complain about the Walker 4.5.

If I was in your consideration it would be the Walker 4.5

The Shred Stixx mentioned above is a great board too, so if you can get a good price on it you should be happy.
Old     (mbwakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-21-2008, 7:43 PM Reply   
i sent it again
Old     (clubmyke)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-21-2008, 10:03 PM Reply   
joe - i havent tried the 4.9. the 4.8's are very much in demand per the used maket.

you might want to remove the center fin. it really speeds up and loosens up the board quite a bit.

when i ride my 4.8 (rarely since i love my walzer) i am on the brakes even in the back of the wake and can ride forward out of the whitewash (14'-15' back)pretty amazing imo
Old     (jstieg)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-21-2008, 11:59 PM Reply   
alec your selling your lil red! dude that things sick. whare are you gunna get that surfs better than that?
Old     (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       08-22-2008, 4:47 PM Reply   
Just got my HL Broadcast 4.9 out of the garage. Wife and 10yr old got their first successful surf session.
I was able to free ride fine, but couldn't spin it worth anything. It's not a board for airs either. I'm going to remove the outerfins and shave a bunch off the center fin kinda like the small fin on the Inland 4-skim.
It was a fun board and I think I'll keep it for when I have newbies on the boat.

I also was able to free ride with my 9 yr old son on the board which surprised me with total weight about 220lbs.
Fyi, I picked it up used a few times off ebay last year for $150 shipped so cheap is good.
Old     (dw_mb_b52)      Join Date: Aug 2008       08-22-2008, 9:15 PM Reply   
Haha Nahh Jonny I won it at tullouch contest! A white thresher. Why wernt you at the contest? Hah and im getting the Hazen Model.
Old     (mbwakesurfer)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-22-2008, 9:56 PM Reply   
Sorry Johnny i was logged into my dads
Old     (deafgoose)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-22-2008, 10:26 PM Reply   
Phase5 Drew Daniello Pro hands down.

I own a HL Broadcast and have owned a CWB Razr and they both feel like a log compared to my Phase5.

(Message edited by deafgoose on August 22, 2008)


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