I'm looking to upgrade from my Liquid Force Rhythm 134, from I believe around year 2000. I just picked up some new, well 2009 Ronix Kai boots and I absolutely love them so far. I would consider myself an upper level beginner/lower level intermediate boarder, but I want something I can grow into. I would like to stay around $250, so I've been checking out 2009 boards. Also, I've snowboarded for awhile so I've got the whole carving thing down really well with wakeboarding.
I've been looking into some different boards, including but not limited to:
RONIX MANA WAKEBOARD 2009 $239
Does this board have molded fins meaning I could not remove them?
LIQUID FORCE LYMAN WAKEBOARD 2009 $219
I've seen a lot of references about "Lyman" in the forums? Is this one of the Lyman's people are talking about how great they are? If so, what makes them so wonderful?
RONIX ONE 2010 USED $250 (local)
Also, I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. What would be the ideal size board for me?
Do you guys have any other suggestions for me to check out? I really want a great board to learn off of and grow into.