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Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-27-2012, 10:57 AM Reply   
I am getting a new boat this summer and one of the reasons I chose the boat I did was because I want to do more surfing. I want to get a new board this year are well, but I don't know of any places that demo near me. Can you make some suggestions?

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I own a hyperlite broadcast now. It was my first board, and is easy to ride. I like it, but want something different. I have ridden both a CWB Ride and a IS Black Pearl and liked both of them. I want to be able to do some spins, and would like to learn to get a little air. The board also needs to be durable enough to be put into board racks. I weight about 180 and don't want to spend over $500. Where should I look?
Old    Trevor Miller (tmill)      Join Date: May 2011       03-27-2012, 12:15 PM Reply   
take a look at the TripleX boards. They are definatly your best bang for the buck. You can get the nitro for only 399. This will be a great, durable board that you will be able to progress with for a long time. Last season i used one to teach people of all different ages, sizes and skill levels. The next model up would be the Slayer Pro, still within your price range but it is a lot of board for a new person to try to ride.

I know they have some available at Towanza.com aswell as on the tripleX web site (triplexsurfandskim.com).
Old    Matt (Rad_Matty_D)      Join Date: Jun 2011       03-27-2012, 1:52 PM Reply   
Also check out the CWB Benz $479

It's the sweetest board I've ridden. As far as durability- its right in the middle of skim and surf style. It's fast and you can use any fin you desire.

http://store.ridecwb.com/products/pr...0.0.0.0?pp=12&
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       03-27-2012, 6:00 PM Reply   
This is a great buy
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Soulcraft-Bo...item3f06887aa5
Old     (packrat)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-27-2012, 6:10 PM Reply   
What I want to know is which Soulcraft board is the yellow one just to the right of the one for sale?
Old    Kent Tuttle (krt)      Join Date: Jan 2012       03-27-2012, 8:21 PM Reply   
looks like the Jetty
Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       03-28-2012, 7:03 PM Reply   
What makes a board too much for a beginner? Also, I have ridden an IS Blue Lake and did not car for it.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       03-28-2012, 7:35 PM Reply   
Spend a hundred more and get a Phase 5 Carbon x Hybrid board.It's the best of both worlds.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-28-2012, 9:32 PM Reply   
packrat, the yellow board is a 5'0" Jetty Swallow. It sold a while ago.

hunter660, did you like the skim style of the black pearl or the more locked in style of the ride?
Old    Brandon Moore (ynoino)      Join Date: Aug 2011       04-01-2012, 10:36 AM Reply   
The Triple X company also puts some boards on ebay. I got a nitro off of there last year for pretty cheap. There's one on for auction that ends today you might be able to pick up for a lot less. There are also some slayers from last year on there for less too. I only got to ride the Nitro once last season but it felt fast and responsive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Triple-X...54625322757484
Old    Jon Hunter (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       04-01-2012, 5:40 PM Reply   
I think I prefer the skim style boards more.

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