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Old    thebiggmann            04-13-2008, 8:01 PM Reply   
Hey, I'm looking to buy a new wakeboard. I'm currently on an older O'brien that I learned on but I've kind of outgrown it skill wise I think. I'm about 6'2", 215, and am right around an intermediate level right now I'd say, but I'm gonna be doing a lot of wakeboarding over the summer as I'll finally have time and a driver consistently. What do you guys suggest I look at that will last me. I don't wanna outgrow another board because I bought more of a beginner board, but I don't wanna spend much more than about $250 for the board alone, so I dunno where that leaves me. My parents agreed to pay for the bindings. Someone on another site suggested that I look at the '07 Hyperlite Murray, as that goes for a pretty decent price and he really liked his. Just looking for any suggestions or advice that you have. Thanks!
Old     (da_kamp)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-13-2008, 8:02 PM Reply   
Sounds like you'd be best off looking for a deal on a 07 or 06 board with that kinda budget.

I'd suggest watching boarders best buy as well
Old    thebiggmann            04-13-2008, 8:11 PM Reply   
Yeah, I have no problem buying an '06-7. Any suggestions on a specific board?
Old     (seth)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-13-2008, 8:37 PM Reply   
ive got an 06 watson 142 with watson size 12 bindings in super good condition. im 6'4", 200. it is a killer board. 300 for the whole setup. check it out in the boards for sale section.
Old     (iamnathanhudson)      Join Date: Dec 2002       04-14-2008, 7:48 AM Reply   
Right now on boardersbestbuy.com there is a Premier 141 for $150.
Old     (garret_s)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-14-2008, 8:14 AM Reply   
that is actually a killer deal...I would pick that up if I was looking for a new board!
Old     (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       04-14-2008, 8:40 AM Reply   
I have got an 08 Murray 140
Old    thebiggmann            04-14-2008, 8:13 PM Reply   
Wow... I missed out on that one... I didn't get a chance to check this until now... That sucks.
Old     (itstheviking)      Join Date: Sep 2007       04-15-2008, 10:29 AM Reply   
Even if you miss the item on bbb.com you can usually still get it for pretty cheap from boardersmall.com Right now they still have quite a few good 07 boards up there including that Premier for 179 which is great imo. Take a peek over there and you can find something to get you riding without making you broke.
Old     (canadian_waterboy)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-15-2008, 11:00 AM Reply   
There are a ton of great deals on ebay. I'm not talking about ppl selling their used junk either. Many retail stores post up their old merchandise on ebay as a means of quick liquidation. You can easily find an 06 or 07 pro model board for $200 or less. I just recently bought a brand new 2006 Liquid Force PS3 for $109 dollars.
Old    thebiggmann            04-18-2008, 8:20 PM Reply   
Any thoughts on the Era? Also, what about bindings? I was kinda half looking at some Zeus' cuz theres a nice deal on boarders mall, but I guess I don't know a ton about them. Any suggestions in that area/on the Ruck?
Old    thebiggmann            04-18-2008, 8:56 PM Reply   
Era is the '07. '08 Imperial/Premier is also in the running if anyone has some comments.

(Message edited by thebiggmann on April 18, 2008)
Old     (stroh)      Join Date: Apr 2008       04-21-2008, 7:48 AM Reply   
I just bought the 07 era 142 with xl bindings. Should be in today or tomorrow. I'm 6'1 185 and thats what alot of people suggested for me.

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