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Old    boarderbabe12            07-31-2005, 10:19 AM Reply   
Can a girl ride a board made for a man? I'm about 120 pounds and 5ft. 4in. and i was thinkin about buying the PS3, phillip soven's new pro model or a Angel. I was just wondering if it would be any different riding a mens board?? any help is appreciated!
Old    hyperlitenerd (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       07-31-2005, 10:52 AM Reply   
Ride whatever board that feels good to you, have you demoed it yet?
Old    Dave Burns (dbjts)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-31-2005, 11:58 AM Reply   
There are "no" Menís or Girls boards, its all about weight the smaller ones might be girly colors but that just because there arenít many 80pound men.
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-31-2005, 12:31 PM Reply   
if i were you i'd go demo them both and just do what they said^ and pick the one you like best, soven's pretty sick though
Old    Grant Cunningham (wakeboarder84)      Join Date: Jul 2005       07-31-2005, 1:52 PM Reply   
take a look at dallas friday. she rides a board that most guys ride. its all preference
Old    wakenboard            07-31-2005, 6:05 PM Reply   
I'm a girl and have ridden- actually learned- on a guys board. You can ride anything but everyone who's posted is right, its all about comfort and preference.
Old    Jamie Lokken (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-31-2005, 8:57 PM Reply   
Yea you can ride any board really, doesnt matter if your a girl or guy. Im a girl and i have an 05 Absolute 135 and i absolutely love it. So demo both boards and just get whichever you like riding best.
Old    bweber            07-31-2005, 9:13 PM Reply   
Boys,Girls, they all ride the same wakeboards. the only reason some say that they are for girls is because their smaller.
Old    boarderbabe12            08-01-2005, 8:58 AM Reply   
This is gonna sounds stupid but i have never demoed a board before...do the stores just let you take the board and try or what?? thanks for all your help guys its be really helpful
Old    Austin Hegarty (thirdgear)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-01-2005, 9:07 AM Reply   
Most stores charge you a per-day fee (15-20 bucks) and when you're ready to buy, they'll apply all your rental fees towards the price of the board. As long as you end up buying your board from the same place you demo'd it, you essentially pay nothing extra to try before you buy.
Old    Tara (gypsy12)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-01-2005, 12:38 PM Reply   
Kelsey, that didn't sound stupid. Are you a beginner? When I started riding last year, I was fortunate... Had a good bunch of friends who let me try out their boards & bindings before I bought one of my own. As far as the "girls" boards... True, the girly looking ones are just smaller. I found that as a beginner/intermediate rider, I actually prefer a larger board, because it feels more stable. I am the same height as you, and I ride a Premier 140. I like it a lot! But again, just a matter of preference.
Old    Nicole (nikki)      Join Date: May 2004       08-01-2005, 2:32 PM Reply   
It definitely is a matter of preference. I'm 5'9 ride a 134, i like a smaller board because i have more control. Definitely demo or see if your friends will let you ride their boards. And as everyone else said it doesn't matter if you ride a guys or girls board, i ride a "mens" board and "mens" bindings, but they are perfect for me! A lot of girls do.
Old    Daniel (agfan12)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-01-2005, 3:24 PM Reply   
It is physically impossible. Don't even try it.
Old    Frankie Flores Schmied (frankie_f)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-01-2005, 3:58 PM Reply   
d-bo.
quit playing! haha!

kelsey.
i'm a girl and i ride a badass - which is "boylisted". like everyone else said, it's all up to you; if you like it and it works, go with it! the stores that are wakeboarding specific should def let you demo boards. also, ask them if they have a "demo day"; i think that would be PERFECT for you.

good luck, chica!
Old    Tara (gypsy12)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-01-2005, 6:32 PM Reply   
Nicole, I sent some pictures of you to Rob. It was nice meeting you! Hope to see you again.
Old    Nicole (nikki)      Join Date: May 2004       08-01-2005, 7:30 PM Reply   
Tara it was great meeting you too! I am so wrecked today, holy crap. The whole left side of my back is hurting and i have bruises everywhere! Thanks for the pics, and i definitely hope to see you again!! Sorry i wasn't so talkative towards the end i was just so miserable with my eye going crazy on me! Hopefully next time won't be as bad.

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