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Old     (infantryman2oo2)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-26-2008, 8:45 AM Reply   
hey everyone,

I am currently using the hyperlite wakesurf that is a 5'11" board and the manuverablity on it isn't very good i'm thinking about steping it down to the 4'9" or the 5'6" just wondering what everyone thinks i'm also a beginner surfer riding on an 04' x-star with 3500lbs so the wake is really easy to surf.
Also i'm wondering if anyone has ever taken the fins off of the 5'11" to make it carve easier or tried to wax it to speed it up????

Old     (trash4life)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-26-2008, 9:39 AM Reply   
No matter what you do you aren't going to make that board (Landlock) any faster or more manuverable. The thing is slooooow, but I have had luck teaching people on it because its so stable.

I have the 4'9" Broadcast and it works well for most people 180 lbs or less. If you're used to the Landlock you may want to go to the 5'6" Broadcast just to make the transition easier.

Personally, I would upgrade to a different brand other than the big maunufacturers. Hyperlite makes surfers that work well for beginners but will limit you in your progression evelntually. As soon as you get a taste of what a board other than the Landlock can do you will want more and more and then more...
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-26-2008, 10:04 AM Reply   
Just say no to HL, Ronix, LF, go to wakeoutlaws and check out some legit boards. TWP, Inland Surfer, Shred Stixx, Phase five, Calibrated, ETC.

I went from a 5'6" Broadcast to a TWP Composite X and it has completely changed my riding all together. It made all the difference in the world. I have Ridin the 5'4" Ronix and it's junk too. I have never been able to get any of the LF's to surf but they have all been ver small and I'm pretty big.
Old     (infantryman2oo2)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-26-2008, 10:17 AM Reply   
thanks for the input so far guys anything else you suggest for my boat set up to besides sinking the hell out of the rear port right now i'm using an 04 x-star with 1250lbs in that corner and another 800 in the bow before adding people to the corner. Thanks again though
Old     (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       08-26-2008, 1:07 PM Reply   
The new Hyperlite Swell is very comparable to all the other expoxy surfers listed above. It is a lot like a Phase 5 or Inland Surfer. Worth checking out.
Old     (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-26-2008, 1:46 PM Reply   
HL Swell? That's a new one on me. Do tell, please.
Old     (h20k9)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-26-2008, 2:38 PM Reply   
imo,you will work thru 99% of the lesser than boards out there by simply making sure your new board was made in the USA..if you do that,you will be fine no matter what you choose.
Old     (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       08-26-2008, 2:54 PM Reply   
I got a chance to ride the Swell in Lake Tahoe for their dealer days a couple weeks ago. It is a skim style epoxy board. It is 4'3" and features a Sonic core,seamless edge epoxy construction,dura clear base,shorter wider profile,flat tail rocker line,fully machined traction pad, and die cut logo. I read all that out of the dealer book. But it has the 2 seperate foot pads like a Phase 5 and rides like a skim style board. That is about all I got. I'm not real sure how to describe it any further. I would think there are pics out of this by now though?
Old     (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-26-2008, 3:10 PM Reply   
Those descriptions all sound like marketing terms. I tried to find a picture, but couldn't. Does anyone know of one?

Regardless, it's a 4'3" skimmer? Cool.
Old     (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-27-2008, 5:47 AM Reply   
Does anyone know more details about the Hyperlite Podium Payback program - I may be referring to that incorrectly. It's on their website here

The last NorCal INT League we did was one of their stops.

I would think that with HL's distribution channels, we'll see a ton of the Swell in ensuing years, it would be great to allow those riders to get some cash for their participation/podiums.
Old     (infantryman2oo2)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-27-2008, 2:13 PM Reply   
i also need to know what size board i should be riding on i'm 180lbs and have a friends up to 200lbs that might jump on it i'm also 6'3" if height matters. but thus far thanks for the input.
Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-27-2008, 4:51 PM Reply   
I am 195 and can ride anything from 4'6" on up
Old     (greers_ferry_boats)      Join Date: Dec 2007       09-02-2008, 2:17 PM Reply   
Well I am sure dealers will start having them in stock shortly after Expo. (The HL Swell)


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