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Old     (stacey0229aolcom)      Join Date: Dec 2008       12-01-2008, 7:43 PM Reply   
I am looking for a beginner wakeboard for my 8 year old. He is a slalom skier, but has never wakeboarded before. I don't know anything about wakeboards or bindings.....I also have a six year old who would like to learn as well. HELP.
Old     (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       12-01-2008, 7:49 PM Reply   
Hyperlite Motive 119,
Old     (gunnertom4593)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-01-2008, 7:50 PM Reply   
if you're teaching the youngins how to wakeboard i say the hyperlite motive 128, with any bindings they find comfortable
Old    dperizzolo            12-01-2008, 7:55 PM Reply   
The liquid force nemesis comes in every size you would need not to mention the liquid force micro and junior bindings are the best. Check them out
Old     (mikebu)      Join Date: Aug 2008       12-01-2008, 8:05 PM Reply   
The kids size Hyperlite Motive only comes in a 109 or 119. My 10 year old used the 119 motive this year and it worked out okay. Boot sizes don't get smaller then 3. If I did it again I would probably get the Liquid Force kids board package because I think the bindings are better.
Old     (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-01-2008, 8:08 PM Reply   
I don't know much about the kids boards from LF but they have some super supportive and cushy bindings. Go with Liquid Force!
Old     (element8456)      Join Date: Feb 2008       12-01-2008, 8:23 PM Reply   
I would get the liquid force nemesis most i think the 109 is a good size. I learned on the nemesis its a great board to learn on.

(Message edited by element8456 on December 01, 2008)
Old     (otown_dave)      Join Date: Dec 2007       12-01-2008, 8:40 PM Reply   
My son rides a Juvi 131. He is 9 now & has been riding this board about two years. The bigger board is a stabler platform But at a higher speed to give him a better wake it wants to bounce. He should be on smaller board ,But he can't ride as long so he likes to ride larger.,( He can ride my Murray 140 with ease but is way large for him to turn over)

If it's to large & they can't turn over the board if they go in face first.

(Message edited by otown_dave on December 01, 2008)
Old     (premier135rider)      Join Date: Oct 2002       12-01-2008, 9:09 PM Reply   
Stacey, How much does he weigh? This will help with the board sizing alot. If he is taller and weighs a little more I would probably suggest the 125 or 130 state....his weight would help a lot....

Adam @ Performance Ski & Surf

(Message edited by premier135rider on December 01, 2008)
Old     (roughrivermike)      Join Date: Apr 2006       12-01-2008, 9:17 PM Reply   
Everybody has the right idea. Hyperlite Motive or Liquid Force Nemesis. I would not go larger than the 119 on the motive or the 118 on the nemesis.
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-02-2008, 7:27 AM Reply   
Here is a Liquid Force Nemesis 118 for sale for $119 Wakeboarding_Waterskiing?hash=item370121514287
Old     (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-02-2008, 8:59 AM Reply   
i dont know if this will help you. but my cousin who is 8 and weighs like 60 lbs. rides my old synergy 137 with the bindings all the way in. its a full size board. but it works for him. he doesnt come out very often so its not worth buying him a full set up. just thought id share. good luck!
Old     (kvoman)      Join Date: Aug 2006       12-02-2008, 10:50 AM Reply   
118 or 119. Both your kids could still use the 118/119 for at least 2 years. The Motive 119 goes up to 105 lbs, the Nemesis 118 probably has the same weight range.

Both my kids (4.5 & 6) learned on the Motive 119 a few years ago. The 4.5 is now 6.5 and is riding the 119, my 6 is now 8 and is riding a 125 but he still rides the 119.

For a 6 yrs old anything larger than a 119 will be too big and heavy.

David made a very good point about being able to turn the board over once they fall in the water.

(Message edited by kvoman on December 02, 2008)
Old     (lftaylor)      Join Date: Mar 2006       12-02-2008, 1:42 PM Reply   
Stacey sent you a pm
Old     (nar722)      Join Date: Dec 2003       12-02-2008, 5:24 PM Reply   
look for an old hyperlite era. They used to make it in a 124. Good all around board
Old     (stacey0229aolcom)      Join Date: Dec 2008       12-02-2008, 8:47 PM Reply   
What do you know about the CWB surge?
Old     (rdmb)      Join Date: Mar 2007       12-02-2008, 9:29 PM Reply   
My 10 year old learned on a Motive 128 (yes they do come in a 128) with Spin Mini bindings. It's lasted him 2 years and still in great shape. Last summer we got him LF Sphinx bindings since his feet grew out of the minis. He's getting a CWB Kink 134/Vapor package for xmas but he doesn't know it ('08 closeout at Evogear).
Old     (wake2wake_66)      Join Date: Nov 2008       12-02-2008, 9:38 PM Reply   
My bro learned on a CWB Surge. It's pretty basic. Also very stable.


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