I'm looking to pick up a new skim-style board for this upcoming season, and many to come.
Here are the three choices I am looking at;
LF Doum Skim $350.
Phase 5 Danielo Pro Carbon +$579.
Inland Surfer Keenan Pro/ JW Flyboy +$700.
I've surfed a behemoth in a 5ft 4in Hyperlite Broadcast behind a Tige 21i with no ballast
for the past three years. Now with a new-to-us boat in the fleet, i'll finally have the opportunity to surf behind something other than a flat, white-wash of a wake... Fun nontheless though.
I'm the kind of guy where I prefer to 'do it once, do it right'. With that said though, i'm going into my first summer on a skim-style board, so would ya'll suggest playing it safe and giving the Doum a shot with it's excellent price point for a ballin'-on-a-budget college student, or should I save my pennies and go all in on a Phase 5/Inland Surfer. Other suggestions, or alternatives are welcomed. Thanks.
For good measures, I come in at a towering 5ft 7in, and 150lbs dripping wet.