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Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-31-2006, 5:33 PM Reply   
I am about to buy my first wake boat and me and my two boys are going to learn to wakeboard. I was wondering what would be good beginner boards for us. Me(36) 6' and 195 pounds
Boys(10)5' and 90 pounds
(8) 4'7" and 75 pounds
My sons snowboard so I am sure they will have plenty of time to laugh at dad while i learn.

Thanks for any help
Old    Eric (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-31-2006, 5:42 PM Reply   
Are you lookin to buy new or used? Are you looking to buy strickly for wakeboarding, or wake and ski boat? Whats your price range?
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-31-2006, 5:54 PM Reply   
Was looking at used and new Boards. No real price range, would like to get something to learn on and then move to something nicer. The boat I am buying is a 2004 Calabria Pro V.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-31-2006, 6:04 PM Reply   
Dude, just gets Hyperlite States. Can't go wrong with a state.
Old    Steven Hahn (solo)      Join Date: Oct 2001       01-31-2006, 6:09 PM Reply   
Rob, you need to be on a 141 or bigger board. Because of "our" age and weight, the bigger the board the softer the landings. As for the boys a 131 to 136 is big enough for them to grow in to. Don't buy into the fact that a smaller board is better. Shaun Murray is 5'6ish and a 150 nothing and rides a 142.
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       01-31-2006, 6:20 PM Reply   
I tried to force my son into a larger board for him to grow into. He was 10 years old about 80 pounds at the time. It really slowed his progress becacue of the weight and length hampering the rotation for flips and spins. After a demo day on a 124 board I could see a clear difference in his board control.
If your sons are good snowboarders and you think they will be serious about wakeboarding I would go with a smaller board even realizing they will out grow it in a couple years. My son road the 124 for 2 years then a 131 for 2 years and is now on a 135. He is 5-8, 135 pounds now.
Old    Eric (mjfan23)      Join Date: Nov 2003       01-31-2006, 6:35 PM Reply   
Ohh my bad, I apparently cant read... LOL, I thought u were asking about buying a boat.
Old    airwarrior04 (airwarrior04)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-31-2006, 7:22 PM Reply   
Rob you've got mail.
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-31-2006, 8:40 PM Reply   
I was looking at LF stance 143 for myself, anybody riding one?
Old    DC (dan_forrest)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-31-2006, 9:32 PM Reply   
Rob, I am 5'11" 195 and ride a LF substance 142. I tried a few and found that to fit my style. Our local ski shop rents out board to try. If you have that option I would give a few a try.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-31-2006, 9:46 PM Reply   
Rob, I would start out with a 142 board and go with a continuous rocker board. A continuous rocker will leave the wake smother and not buck you off axis. It will also teach you to edge correctly threw the wake for the biggest and best pop.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-31-2006, 9:54 PM Reply   

quote:

Dude, just gets Hyperlite States. Can't go wrong with a state.




apply poor fundamentals, yes, you can go wrong w/ a state.

make a list of people's suggestions, then demo them. it's the only way you'll know what's right for you. like squid said though, try to find a board w/ continuous rocker. they're a lot "friendlier" to newbies.

where are you in cali? i can suggest a shop (or two) for you to hit up for demos.

also, you might want to get an instructional vid/dvd. it will help you out a lot! if you can, sign up for a class or two. no matter where you are in cali, i can point you to the person/school to make sure to check out.

if you have ANY questions what-so-ever, don't be afraid to ask in here. most of the people here are very helpful.

welcome to the addictive world of wakeboarding!
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-01-2006, 3:57 AM Reply   
Look at a Liquid Force "Team" they used to make them in 142. I had a 139 and I'm 6'2 215 and I loved it. But I now ride an Absolute 141 and love that as well. Also the good thing about the team is you can take the center fins out for a whole different feel.
Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-01-2006, 4:57 AM Reply   
Rob
Welcome to the addiction, Joe is spot on he knows a lot of people in you area and can hook you up. Like everyone will tell you DEMO DEMO DEMO it can not be said enough, that and ride what you like not what people tell you.
Here are few ideas for you
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard7.asp?ProductID=3085
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard7.asp?ProductID=3018
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard7.asp?ProductID=3147
And for your boys
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard7.asp?ProductID=3132
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard7.asp?ProductID=3152
http://www.wakeworld.com/boardguide/getboard7.asp?ProductID=3196.
I rep a new company that will be bringing boards into the states, Joe should have some samples soon so maybe you can hook up with him to try
Concrete Boards.

Jeff Do you think a progressive board like the Team is good for a beginner. He needs a friendlier board for rougher water. Just my 2 cents.

ITCH
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-01-2006, 6:44 AM Reply   
Thanks for all the help Guys, I live in Tierra Buena. Just outside of Yuba City and 40 miles north of Sacramento.
Old    Itch (fullonsalesgrp)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-01-2006, 7:10 AM Reply   
Here are some money savers
for the boys
http://cgi.ebay.com/Double-Up-Kids-Junior-Grommet-Wakeboard-125cm-NEW_W0QQitemZ7215634575QQcategoryZ47363QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/Liquid-Force-Evo-Wakeboard-128cm-NEW_W0QQitemZ7215634576QQcategoryZ47363QQrdZ1QQcmd ZViewItem
For you
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HYPERLITE-WAKEBOARD-ERA-142CM-W-ERA-XL-BOOT-2005_W0QQitemZ7215850982QQcategoryZ47363QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HYPERLITE-WAKEBOARD-MURRAY-142CM-2005_W0QQitemZ7215106420QQcategoryZ47363QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-01-2006, 8:02 AM Reply   
If you are just starting out and are new to the sport, check out the 06 CWB lineup with the Torq or Zeus Hinge Tech bindings. I would go to a shop and try to demo them before you buy anything. You will be glad you did, they make a hudge difference on getting in and out of youre bindings.
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-02-2006, 11:16 AM Reply   
Itch.... I'm a beginner and I felt that board was easy to ride and control for what I could do (not much)But I agree with you in rough water it was like riding on ice. But if he's from Yuba City area and rides the river out of K.L. not many days of rough water there....lol
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-02-2006, 11:51 AM Reply   
How about the CWB Sol?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-02-2006, 12:26 PM Reply   
Its a great beginner board.Has been one of the best for years. You can get it in a 141cm w/ CWB Torqs with the hinge tech for 329.00 at most boardshops.
Hard to beat that deal in my opinion for a beginner board pkg. The bindings sell by themselves for 200 bucks.
Old    Randy Scagliotti (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       02-02-2006, 12:39 PM Reply   
Rob, if you are looking for used boards shoot me a PM, and i well make you some sweet deals I just counted the boards in my sons room, 9 and he hasent gotten his 06 boards yet.

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