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Old     (whitej34)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-04-2007, 5:24 PM Reply   
I am looking for my first board. I can't believe how many options there are. I was looking at this: QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I am ~190 lbs.
Old     (whitej34)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-04-2007, 5:28 PM Reply   
BTW, I am looking to spend no more than $250 for the board/bindings.
Old     (jpshaff01)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-04-2007, 5:47 PM Reply   
I would get these (below)if i were in your situation, i have these boots and i think they are great. You will most likely be disappointed with those obrien boots. I have an obrien oasis setup too with the link bindings and they are terrible. I'm not sure which those are.

size med/large QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Size large 7QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Then find a board for ~150, QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

You should probably looking for a continuos rocker board though

(Message edited by Jpshaff01 on June 04, 2007)
Old     (whitej34)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-04-2007, 5:58 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info. I am open to any board. I have wakeboarded a couple times, but I don't know anything about it. Why should I be leaning towards a continuous rocker design?
Old     (wakedad33)      Join Date: Oct 2005       06-04-2007, 6:13 PM Reply   
Jeremy, I have a O'brian Diesel 141 with bindings, brand new still in the plastic. My son won it at a contest last year. $225.00 you pay to ship. Send me a PM if your interested.
Old     (cwb_fooguitarlz)      Join Date: Nov 2006       06-04-2007, 6:19 PM Reply   
the continuous rocker is usually easier to control overall. easier to control pop...board control comes down to how many/how big your fins are
Old     (thedangcorn)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-04-2007, 8:15 PM Reply   
Why not go with something like this? QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

$129 shipped, brand new. The player has gotten great reviews, and the expensive/acclaimed natural is basically a player on crack.
Old     (cwb_fooguitarlz)      Join Date: Nov 2006       06-04-2007, 8:17 PM Reply   
YYEEAAUUHHH. i ride the is a badass board. im kinda experienced...and i dont ride with the center fin...if you stick that thing on there itll stick to the water really good....easy board to even though it has a massive 3stage rocker
Old     (whitej34)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2007, 2:03 PM Reply   
I looked at the player, but it says its for more experienced riders. What makes a board for more experienced riders? Those Hyperlite Era bindings look nice, but they would prolly look pretty dumb on the player. Thanks for the continued info.
Old     (jpshaff01)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-05-2007, 2:43 PM Reply   
For $250 there is no way you can afford to care what it looks like haha. j/k
Old     (whitej34)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2007, 3:24 PM Reply   
HAHA, yeah i know. It's just my first board and don't want to pay a ton. I don't know how often I will be able to go because the closest lake is about an hour away.
Old     (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-05-2007, 5:42 PM Reply   
an hour is relatively close! Try checking your local boardshop too and see if they can't hook you up with a deal.
Old     (thedangcorn)      Join Date: Mar 2007       06-05-2007, 5:54 PM Reply   
Dunno if you can beat that ebay deal on the player, seriously. I bought that board for $129 shipped, and then bought some link bindings for around $65.

I'm a beginner and to me, the player seems to be pretty forgiving. I run it presently with all the fins.
Old     (whitej34)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-05-2007, 5:56 PM Reply   
For me, an hour is a long way for a lake. I grew up less than a mile from the great lakes, but I now live in the middle of NC and there are few lakes suitable for boats. I am leaning towards the Player.
Old     (player138)      Join Date: Jun 2007       06-19-2007, 3:49 PM Reply   
A player for 130 bucks is ridiculously good. Mine ran me about 800 bucks(Canadian) with bindings and I love it. It's a pretty advanced board because it has really huge pop and landings that are on the harder side (because of the aggressive 3-stage rocker). Like Jeff said earlier in the thread, it's harder to control the pop on a 3-stage rocker, but at the same time, you get way more of it with the 3-stage. So yeah, all in all an awesome board for going big and progressing quickly, I'd say buy the player unless you're worried about control.
Old     (bbking)      Join Date: Dec 2006       06-19-2007, 5:34 PM Reply
a little more but pretty nice board


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