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Old    blakjax2290            06-22-2005, 8:38 PM Reply   
Went wakeboarding today and after taking a beating from trying to learn a wake to wake 360 i busted out my skimboard. This skimboard is a $30 wooden off-brand board that i bought 6 years ago at a shop by myrtle beach, SC. A week ago i put a 4 year old byerly 2 inch fin on it. It is 34 inches long and 19.5 inches wide. I made a bet with my dad that if i could surf for at least 8 seconds (rodeo rules) without the rope he would pay for HALF of any board i wanted to buy. This was my first time ever trying wakesurfing so he didnt think it was possible. I got up on it first try and after about 4 tries i was able to let go of the rope and surf (for about 12 seconds) I'm so stoked cause now I can get any board and it will be affordable to me. Probably could have surfed longer if i had kept trying. Anyways just thought it was a cool story so i thought i should share it.

P.S. Any suggestions on a board are welcome. Also i was wondering if anyone has surfed any of the Walker project boards because they look sick and seem promising as far as performance. Any feedback?
Old    natedawg            06-22-2005, 10:21 PM Reply   
Phase 5 Boards are awesome. I'd recommend the Phase 5 Prop. I have a Hyperlite Broadcast 4'8" and wish I'd gone with the Prop. Awesome board.
Old     (wakesurfer54)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-23-2005, 12:20 AM Reply   
natedawg knows wut his talking boutthats wut i go sick board
Old     (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-23-2005, 9:18 AM Reply   
Hey Blakjak, I just dropped 4 demo's of Walker Project boards, you are referring to, with Arun Frances at his new shop Ohana Board Shop.

As I'm sure you know, Arun won the Men's Amateur at the Worlds last year, so he can ride a 2x4 and make it look easy! You might check with him after he's had a chance to ride them, telling him your comfort and skill level. He'll steer you right.

Old     (niap101)      Join Date: Jul 2004       06-24-2005, 10:11 AM Reply   
Since you started on a skim board and liked it, you might want to stick with that style. Trick Boardz "descended" from a cheap plywood skimboard. I went out with a friend on his 1/4" plywood skimboard and loved it. As I watched the board I saw that it curved upward while being ridden. I tested that design and that is how we came up with the patent pending shape of Trick Boardz. Check us out at


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