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Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-23-2008, 12:49 PM Reply   
My bro is wanting a new board, he is 10 and is a pretty good rider. He is looking at the Ronix Bill and the Mana. What would you recommend?
Old    Tom Adams (gunnertom4593)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-23-2008, 1:00 PM Reply   
Depends on his style, the mana is relatively slow and controlled. On the other hand the bill is fast and meant for going big into the flats with a longer rope length. If he is 10 I would probably say the mana is better IMO.
Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-23-2008, 1:04 PM Reply   
He likes loose boards and he doesn't really go into the flats. He rides at slow speeds with short ropes.
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       12-23-2008, 2:14 PM Reply   
133 O'brien Player that will help him a TON!
Old    Bevan (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       12-23-2008, 3:57 PM Reply   
LF Nemesis 124 would be worth checking out.
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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-23-2008, 5:22 PM Reply   
My vote would be for
hyperlite - Premier 131(#1 pick) - Motive 119 (if he is tiny) - Imperial 130

The ronix boards you listed

LF Trip 130
Old    justin (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-23-2008, 5:44 PM Reply   
He is about the size of a 13 year old. He's a beast! He is taller than some people that are my age. Nick, which one of the Ronix boards do you think would be good for him?
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-23-2008, 6:15 PM Reply   
I've never been on the Bill... so I would have to vote for the Mana, but if you're looking at all the way up to a 134 I might go with an Ibex, he won't be going into the flats with this, just straight up pop.

Or if he is pretty good a 134 Slingshot board maybe good, they are super light so he can throw it around easy, they're really loose, and the flex is super fun....

If he is pretty big I would go either 134 Ibex or Slingshot Recoil
Old    Trew Woodley (trewblu)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-23-2008, 6:27 PM Reply   
well I am 11 and I have a 131 hyperlite premier and I love it
Old    Keuka (flwa)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-23-2008, 6:55 PM Reply   
I rode the Bill Board behind OWC's 230. It was too short for me but it was a blast anyway! It had that looser feel it sounds like he is looking for. Its probably the least edgiest board in the line. I was on a Mana earlier this season and it was just a little to "locked in" for me. I typically ride a LF Shane and really like the loose and relaxed ride it has. The Bill (although it doesnt ride exactly like the Shane) has that more relaxed feel.
Old    Chris M (chrism4668)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-23-2008, 7:04 PM Reply   
How big are the molded in fins on the mana or is it more the 1 inch removable fin that gets it a little more locked in?
Old    Keuka (flwa)      Join Date: Jul 2007       12-23-2008, 7:13 PM Reply   
It feels to me its the edge (its fairly sharp) more than anything that "lock it in" I think I rode the mana without a center fin. Im not sure of the size of the fins but its gotta be on ronixwake.com
Old    what what (snowman89)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-23-2008, 8:23 PM Reply   
I ride the kai mana set up and that thing is no where near loose. I ride it without the center fin and it is way tighter of a ride than both my lf trip and my lf ps3. I think continous rocker has more controllable pop coming of the lf trip, really easy to control. The mana is a good board none the less though, it doesn't take long to figure out the pop on any board but the mana will never be fast or loose.
Old    Chris M (chrism4668)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-23-2008, 9:02 PM Reply   
Darren I am currently on a 06 murray and am having issues with switch riding as it is a very loose board. Is the mana an easy board to break loose for surface 180s and just locked in on edge or is it just a stuck down board?

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