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Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2014, 11:51 AM Reply   
I've never been to a cable park but have been wakeboarding for 20 years. They opened one an hour from the house so I'm going to check it out next Thursday. I have a CWB Trancend that I love behind the boat but I'd rather not tear it up. I'm 215/6'2"ish so regardless of how smooth the ramps and what not are I'll be creating a lot of friction. The board has a pretty aggressive spine and molded fins on it that may not lend themselves to the park either. It's also got metal fin extensions and I can't find plastic ones to swap in. I'd have to just remove the extensions and rely on the molded portion of the fins.

They have slingshot boards to rent for $15 which I haven't liked in the past behind the boat (They suck up all of my "pop") but are probably right at home in the park. I'm leaning towards renting one and tearing their stuff up but I'd also prefer the comfort and familiarity of my own gear in a fairly new scenario.

Last edited by Jeff; 05-08-2014 at 11:55 AM.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-08-2014, 11:59 AM Reply   
Is there a question in there? Boardco.com has the 2012 Tex for $180 shipped. If you are looking for a recommendation for a great cable board at a great price... then that's mine. You might like it behind the boat as well.

edit: just took a look and it appears they are gone. Next up it the 2013 for $230 or the 2012 Witness Grind for $180. Unfortunately neither of those are left that would be big enough for you. It's a good site to check for a deal. My buddy was able to get a new 2012 Tex off Amazon for under $200. Might check there as well.

Last edited by fly135; 05-08-2014 at 12:05 PM.
Old     (CasMarks)      Join Date: Jul 2011       05-08-2014, 12:00 PM Reply   
I'd say go with the rental. I primarily ride boat but when I go to the cable, I can jump on any board and it will feel good enough. For riding 20 years, I'm surprised you don't have an old board laying around but I keep my boat board for the boat only.
Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2014, 12:01 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by fly135 View Post
Is there a question in there?
Yeah, it's in the subject. I guess how bad am I likely to tear up my board assuming I don't have a massive crash?
Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2014, 12:06 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by fly135 View Post
Boardco.com has the 2012 Tex for $180 shipped....
Do you have a link to the 2012? I'm only finding a 2013 for $230. I'll consider a park board if I start doing it more frequently.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-08-2014, 12:07 PM Reply   
If you hit ramps and sliders there is a chance you will damage your board. I've seen a brand new board get a gash on the first ride.
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-08-2014, 12:07 PM Reply   
rent the slingshot and start saving for a deck for the park. I wouldn't recommend the Tex. It's got a Grind base but it's super stiff and I don't think you'll have much fun riding it.

Last edited by boardjnky4; 05-08-2014 at 12:10 PM.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-08-2014, 12:10 PM Reply   
If you can find a 140 Motive on your local CL for under $100, it will serve you well at the cable until you decide to get a grind base board. There are a million Motives out there as it's probably had the longest production run of any board ever. It is durable and IMO doesn't drag on the obstacles. Plus the molded fins will give you some stability that you used on your boat board.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-08-2014, 12:14 PM Reply   
Witness Grind 2012 for $215 incl shipping. Good cable board. IMO not significantly different from the Tex. I have both.

http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Force-W...rind+wakeboard
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-08-2014, 12:17 PM Reply   
Choice 142 would blow away those other boards at the park, http://www.evo.com/outlet/wakeboards...2013-front.jpg

Or this Ronix Pheonix Project S http://www.evo.com/outlet/wakeboards...d-2012-142.jpg Can't beat that price
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-08-2014, 12:21 PM Reply   
Not sure about the "blowing away" part, but a 142 is probably a better size.
Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       05-08-2014, 12:25 PM Reply   
Well, I could pull out the ole Super Squirt that I bought when I was a sophomore in high school. That was 20 years, 2+" of height, 55 lbs, 10 years of marriage and 4.5 kids ago! It looks exactly like this and I do still have it:


Needless to say it's a bit too small for me now but I have ridden it within the last 4 years with success.

Last edited by Jeff; 05-08-2014 at 12:28 PM.
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-08-2014, 3:23 PM Reply   
Rent so you damage their boards, and then rent and demo to figure out what you like. Even boards from the same brands will "slide" differently, and everyone has their own preference.
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-08-2014, 3:40 PM Reply   
Even the same board with different wear can slide differently. But it is true that to find the best board for you requires you demoing them.
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-08-2014, 3:45 PM Reply   
Why not support the new local cable and purchase from them? They will back you up if any warranty may be needed, will probably help with demoing, as well as it's a great way support their overall existence.
Old     (melvinator)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-12-2014, 5:40 AM Reply   
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-Slingsh...item2c7f09b45e

good cable board $125 signed by jeff mckee it looks like. Better hurry i might just buy it if its still here by the end of the day.
Old     (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       05-12-2014, 9:04 AM Reply   
I can't buy it now. We've been trying to be disciplined about sticking to a budget for about 4 months now.
Old     (melvinator)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-12-2014, 11:44 AM Reply   
Rent one then, parks tear up molded in fins. Beat up park boards make great beginner/boat boards too. I have a company severance 142 that is my boat board, I bet that board has a couple miles of rail hits on it and still looks great..
Old     (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       05-12-2014, 11:54 AM Reply   
if you can't buy then rent
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-15-2014, 6:54 AM Reply   
I agree the TEX is not a good park board period , its a boat board IMO..ask Tom Fooshee what he rides at the park Ill give you ah'\ int its not HIS own TEX!! LOL

Buy a left over like suggested 2012/2013 park board..I sold a lot of my barely used park boards because I had too many and still have a a 2013 ronix Schnook here in the classifieds I could negotiate a good price for you although its a 141.1 not sure its your size LOL
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-15-2014, 6:54 AM Reply   
Jeff I luv the redneck board rack! LOL
Old     (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-15-2014, 7:13 AM Reply   
Bill, did you ever get the Jobe? I remember you saying you had one coming.

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