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Old     (skongolf)      Join Date: Aug 2009       06-27-2013, 10:21 AM Reply   
Well I bought my first wakesurfer off CL for $100. A 5'6" LF fish in great shape with absolutely no scratches or dings, just some black rub marks from the tower inserts. For my height and ability, this will make a great first board. Now I just need suggestions on a rope to get. Since I am a beginner I did do some research and it seems a knotted rope is the way to go. Just curious if this still holds true. Also what length is best to surf at? We have an 01 X30 and definately want to attach to the tower, so I am thinking the rope needs to be over 20 feet min. Thoughts? Also, any good websites to get tips for a beginner? I watched the CWB video on youtube and it made it look almost too easy.
Looking forward to getting to the lake soon!!
Old     (priszkid)      Join Date: Aug 2007       06-27-2013, 12:36 PM Reply   
congrats and welcome! i use -http:// and love it. i've had no issues with the handle getting in the way.
Old     (BenHolloway)      Join Date: Aug 2012       06-27-2013, 2:35 PM Reply   
Accurate rope this is what we use, no issues.
Old     (wolfe_drew)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-27-2013, 4:02 PM Reply   
I suggest this rope, or one similar, with the mini handle. We find that most beginners will use two hands and that seems to help them square up to the boat and better set the board. This is more predominate with younger riders.

We've found that the T handle throws off balance and are better at knocking into the boat/people when thrown in the boat and the knotted ropes end up being too heavy and tire out the hands from newbies squeezing down so hard on it.
Old     (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       06-27-2013, 4:22 PM Reply   
LiquidForce Has A Good WakeSurf Handle as Well. Has Extra Long Links So If You Need To Shorten Up From Where Your Pulling Your rider
Old     (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013 Location: Vancouver WA       06-27-2013, 11:18 PM Reply   
First off, you totally suck for finding a fish used for that price. I had to give up and buy a new 5'9 fish and I was able to get it down to $280 new... However, I got a sweet deal on a broadcast 4'9 for $75 with a rope, but it was too short and not boyant enough for my newbie self.

I didn't like the accurate rope that came with my used board.

So I bought this body glove one. I really like the thickness and the knots.

This was the best price IIRC, it's who I ordered from.

Old     (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-03-2013, 11:47 AM Reply   
Triple XXX Rasta Rope! works awesome!
Old     (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       07-03-2013, 1:19 PM Reply   
If You Haven't Purchased A rope And Growing Impatient go Down To Action WaterSports And See What They Have.

Old     (Ski_Antique)      Join Date: May 2013       07-10-2013, 3:14 PM Reply   
I have the ronix surf line pictured in blue there. It's great. Has a bungee section that helps with recoil, though if anyone is over 220lbs, I run without it.


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