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Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-10-2004, 5:16 AM Reply   
Obviously there are some differences between wakesurf boards and surfboards. From what I can tell length and fin size and shape. I was wondering if I could buy a board off of Ebay and modify it to better suit wakesurfing.
Old     (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-10-2004, 6:14 AM Reply   
That is a lot of work. Some will do quite well, others won't. If there was not a major difference there would not be the radical change in design between wakesurfers and surfboards.

The major differences are rocker, profile, and length. That is why some of the wakesurfers look and perform like skim boards.

For about $250 you can get a good wakesurfer designed for that purpose.
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-11-2004, 10:30 AM Reply   
What is a good way for me to try it on a budget? There really aren't any pro shops close and I have friends with short boards, I was hoping to try one of those.
Old     (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-11-2004, 10:54 AM Reply   
Go to the website. They have a demo option.

Old     (rock_n_boardin)      Join Date: May 2003       03-12-2004, 8:23 PM Reply   
You might as well shape one from scratch. But a normal surfboard behind a boat is still fun, if you get one for cheap give it a try. But as far as modifying it, you would have better luck probably with an ocean knee board.
Old     (nbeihl)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-14-2004, 7:00 PM Reply   
I can get up on an old "shortie" surf board... My old man gave it to me... he found it in the atic...
Old     (keith_capielo)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-19-2004, 11:49 AM Reply   
Just get a foam skimboard; Victoria or Phase Five. Try and find one with a removable trailer fin. No modifications needed. They work great and are much, much stronger than normal fiberglass surfboards.
Old     (nbeihl)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-09-2004, 6:22 PM Reply   
i also have a "shortie" from the atic... been using it for about 3 years.. works perfect....
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-09-2004, 7:19 PM Reply   
Will the boat wake push you along? Can you drop the handle? I bought a skim board at the beach I plan to try, but it doesn't have alot of buoyancy.


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