Looking at upgrading from a traditional surfboard (9') to something wake specific. Boards I'm currently looking at are:
Shred Stixx (per Stixx suggestion) Ringer or Semi Pro
Inland Surfer Squirt
Soulcraft (which board, what length?)
iDOL surfboards (again, which board, what length?)
What would you suggest for me with the following criteria:
5'9", 165 lb, regular footing/stance.
Family and friends are all taller and heavier up to 200+, so if they could also ride my board, that'd be great, but not a requirement.
Direct drive 2000 Pro Air Nautique boat w/ smallish/medium wakes, one fat sac, and stock ballast.
I've boarded without rope with a traditional long surf board (9' Harbor board).
I've boarded without rope with a Hyperlite Broadcast 4'8" but that was difficult, hence I returned the board, thinking perhaps a 5'4" would be better, but now am looking at many other options.
I'd like an easy to ride board that cruises easy in my smallish wakes without a rope, but that I can progress on and learn to slash, etc.. We live on a lake and board right near our dock, so board will either be getting used or safely stored in equipment shed, so durability isn't as high a priority necessarily. I've sent this basic inquiry to each of the custom board shapers as well for feedback. What's y'alls experience?