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Old     (maximus)      Join Date: May 2007       05-21-2007, 8:13 PM Reply   
Hey guys, i'm new here and trying to get into this wakeboarding thing. I've been slaloming for awhile now, and wanted to try something new. I got a board as a gift a couple years ago(pretty sure it was from walmart) and I can get up occassionally with difficulty but have very little stability once on the water. I'm thinking the problem is board being too small so I wanting to purchase a solid beginning wakeboard.

I'm 6'1" and 205 lbs. I guess, i'd be considered a recreational user. I just want something that is durable, easy to ride and somewaht inexpensive. Any recommendations?
Old     (wakeshredder16)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-21-2007, 8:29 PM Reply   
i would say the 140 or 144. Its a nice board to learn on and if you ever want to go a little more advanced it want stop your progression. Been riding this shape since it was a pro model and has never stopped me from doing things
Here is the current one that i ride

(Message edited by wakeshredder16 on May 21, 2007)
Old     (thedangcorn)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-21-2007, 8:43 PM Reply   
I'm also 6'1" and 205 and pretty much a beginner (have only wakeboarded about 5 or 6 times). I bought a brand new (2006 closeout/blem)obrien player 143 for $129 shipped and then some closeout bindings for another $60 or so.

I've tried two other boards and the Player seems to be the perfect length and width for me. I wish it was feather-light like my obrien buzz (old-school foam core board) but oh well.
Old     (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       05-21-2007, 10:59 PM Reply   
dude corn holio where did u get that awesome deal? beavis and butthead rock!
Old     (maximus)      Join Date: May 2007       05-23-2007, 9:55 AM Reply   
So Dicks Sporting Goods is having a pretty badass sale,
I can get a LF Stance 142 w/ bindings for 179.99, or LF Omega 143 for 239.99... any thoughts/ comments for the beginner. Is the Omega more of an intermediate board or would it be ok for a beginner as well?
Old     (maximus)      Join Date: May 2007       05-23-2007, 3:36 PM Reply   
So I went with the Stance 142 based on the reviews and advice of the knowledgeable salesman (who could have very well upsold me)... any free videos I can download to learn the basics? I read all the articles and instructional tidbits, any other links yall can give?
Old     (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       05-23-2007, 3:38 PM Reply   
Buy the Book DVD set, money well spent!
Old     (sledneck96)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 5:39 PM Reply   
Old     (fchidsey0144)      Join Date: May 2007       05-24-2007, 6:20 PM Reply   
I'm 507 185 I just received my stance 142 with onset bindings from dj sports on ebay for 200.00 I love the board and bindings. I hear the book is very good I think my wife bought me the set for my b-day.

I watch many of the videos (the local surf and ski store rents them for 5.00) Counterfeit this is awesome.
Old     (mnwakerider)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-24-2007, 6:39 PM Reply   
Kyle, The Omega is a great board to start on. And if you watch any older videos you can see Ben Greenwood throw down on it. That board will stay with you through your progression. When LF first released it it retailed for like $370 or so. This also comes usually in a package deal this year, comes with either the Element or the Sphynx both really quality bindings. I would recomend it.
Old     (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004 Location: Minnesnowda       05-25-2007, 6:49 AM Reply   
Get an O'brien Player 143, with some Analog Bindings and you will be set up! buy it here its super cheap,

GOod Luck!


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