I did things in a bit of a strange order. I bought a boat (old cheap & nasty) then I bought a board and then I went wakeboarding.
I've got a surfing background and I used to go to a cable park when the surf was no good and jump on skis or skurfboards (years ago). So I was a bit of a tool and went to the ski shop without any research and said I don't want a super beginners board, give me something that's a bit more advanced. Knowing nothing about the sport I let the sales guy tell me what to buy. He suggested the LF Trip because it had good tracking etc and 2 years ago they were pretty hot.
The only problem is that I'm 190 punds and the board is only a 128 and I'm starting to come to the opinion that it's having a negative impact on my progression, sure I mightn't have my edging right but I just can't get into the flats. I've now got a proper wakeboarding boat, balast tanks etc with a good sized wake and I can go w2w consistently but I think that's more speed than pop.
I don't want to blame my equipment, I know it's not a good thing and I'm sure that there would be riders capable of doing all sorts of tricks on my board, I was just wondering about people like yourself bird that had had positive experiences by changing board size. Thanks for your input.
(Message edited by murph on September 20, 2003)