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Old     (cpetersen)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-15-2007, 3:19 PM Reply   
so i primarily wakeboard, but am looking into purchasing a wakeskate. just something fun to do on the side, anyone have any good opinions on some skates? basically looking for something somewhat cheap but still durable.

(Message edited by cpetersen on October 15, 2007)
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-15-2007, 4:56 PM Reply   
cheap and durable in wakeskating is basically an oxymoron. but wakeskates are not that expensive anyways, compared to wakeboards. if you are looking to spend 100 bucks and get a quality board i would wait for the 2008 LF Factions. for 08 they are being made in california were quality control will be much better then previous years in taiwan. the 08s will also be wider then before so no more toe drag. 40" or 42" would be a fine size.
flat decks are notorious for not lasting very long but at least Liquid Force is stepping up with them. I think only LF, Hype, and CWB make flat decks for 100. the cwb skates are a joke though. hype is really skinny and very long for more of a wakeboard stance, while the lf is a more versitile style skate. LF's smallest board is a 40" while hype's smallest is a 107cm(42.5ish"). 41" is a board anyone can ride and have fun and like. if you look at wakeskate companies usually thet make 3 sizes: 40, 41, 42. so hype is definitely on the big side.
Old     (josh_r_skater)      Join Date: Nov 2006       10-21-2007, 6:16 PM Reply   
i love my byerly i would definetely recommend it
hey mitch : ) lol
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-21-2007, 11:07 PM Reply   
hey josh :-)
Old     (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-08-2007, 5:40 AM Reply   
I've only been wakeboarding for about two months, but I'd like to give wakeskating a try as well. From what I've read I think I want to start with a foam top, but beyond that I don't know what I need. I'm a beginner, 511 and 175lb. Id like to stay under $150, what should I look at?
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-08-2007, 8:59 AM Reply   
there are a ton of posts about that in this section of wakeworld on after another.

actually my previous post answers your question. for your size i would go with a 41". but since your limit is 150 you will be getting a flat deck. you can get the LF faction 42"(comes in a 40", 42", and 44") or the HL scape 107cm. i mention both of these above.
Old     (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-08-2007, 10:24 AM Reply   
Can you go into detail a little bit about the types of boards? What does "flat deck" mean? I might be willing to spend more if I know the differences.

(Message edited by hunter660 on November 08, 2007)
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-08-2007, 11:46 AM Reply   
a flat deck has no concave on the top. a concave deck has concave on the top which increases leverage heel to toe as well as leverage on ollies.
Old     (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-08-2007, 12:34 PM Reply   
So it sounds like a flat deck is the place to start then.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-08-2007, 12:51 PM Reply   
for sure. just dont expect it to last more then 1-2 years, but by then you will know what you want out of a board so its all good.
and also, you can always take off that foam and grip it when you want to.
Old     (posse22o)      Join Date: Jun 2007       11-14-2007, 6:23 PM Reply   
thats not true. this has concave on it and its only 150. i got it but not really sure if it is truly any good. i was only able to use it three times so far :-(
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-14-2007, 7:46 PM Reply   
Brett, you're right. gator makes some good skates for a good price. ive just personally have never been a fan of the shapes. but thats just me.
Old     (shredster)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-20-2007, 11:33 AM Reply   
I have a LF impulse forsale if you want to try out a skate under $$150.00 and that is a great only sellin it for $$50 and coes with a cassette bag
Old     (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-20-2007, 12:57 PM Reply   
I'll take it pending pictures. Could you please email them to me?
Old     (proimages)      Join Date: Nov 2007       11-21-2007, 11:51 AM Reply   
Any one looking for a Hyperlite Karma 43"
almost perfect condition. I also added
.08 metal rounded fins $35 that made a huge difference. Still have the original shanks.

Looking for $150.00 shipping included.
pics will be up soon!
Old     (houdini)      Join Date: Aug 2005       02-05-2008, 7:51 AM Reply   
I'm looking for a used concave board. I ride a flat hyperlite scape now (from a few years back) and really want a concave. I am 6'3 190lbs and can ollie, shove it and ollie 180s.

anyone have anything for me? either have a pic or the exact model of the board so i can look it up.



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