I hate to start another thread but I could really use some advise on picking a board. I am a 150 lb mid 40's, relative beginner that can only wake to wake and 180. I am not looking to do inverts, just advance a bit and have fun behind the boat. I have a DD with 800 lb ballast (I primarily ski) but my biggest problem is with my lower back. Hard landings don't treat me well so soft landing are a priority. Based on what I have read, a flex board sounds intriguing but I don't really know where to go with it. Any suggestions? I would like to stay under $500 with bindings if possible but can go higher if needed for a good decent setup.
Thanks in advance.