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Old    silverhawk            09-08-2005, 5:05 AM Reply   
Im looking for a new board and have some questions about the lf fish. This would be my only board, and i am wondering how this board will work for an everyday board. Or should i be looking for a substance or subjekt to ride everyday? thanks
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-08-2005, 5:09 AM Reply   
Get the Substance or Subjekt if its going to be your only board.
Old    Chris (lop)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-08-2005, 5:27 AM Reply   
I use my fish as a daily board so do 5 others at the lake I live on. Everyone of us love them.
Old    Kevin (ctrider)      Join Date: Apr 2003       09-08-2005, 5:48 AM Reply   
Dan, It all depends on what you like, have you ridden any of them? I have the Fish and love this board it is the only board I ride now. I have never ridden the other two boards you mentioned so I can not say how they ride but I find the Fish rides as well in all conditions as any other board I have ridden but with softer landings and great pop. I ride the Fish with all the fins on it.
Hope this helps.

Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       09-08-2005, 9:06 AM Reply   
can't say enough good things about the board, great pop, it's very light for it's width, fast coming into the wake (way faster than the substance), loose without the middle fins on, soft landings. I was worried before I had been on it that it was more of a wake to wake board/not my style (which is what I was told from various people) but it charges out into the flats no problems.
Old    silverhawk            09-08-2005, 1:12 PM Reply   
has anyone had problems with the landings because the board is so short? Right now im riding an era 140 and wand a little faster edge and a little more vertical pop. would the fish satisfy my need for speed and pop or would the substance or subjekt satisfy my want better? thanks
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-08-2005, 1:31 PM Reply   
I ride the 125 and have had NO problems with landings, it's the only board I ride, and it just displaces so much water because it's wide and has a totally sick contour design on bottom that I haven't had any issues with it at all. It is the sickest board I've ever ridden. Get the '05 for 314 at www.wakegiant.com
Old    silverhawk            09-08-2005, 3:38 PM Reply   
also which one would ride the closest to my era?
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-08-2005, 3:59 PM Reply   
probably the 129, theoretically of course.
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-08-2005, 4:06 PM Reply   
horrible choppy water board
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       09-08-2005, 4:16 PM Reply   
"horrible choppy water board"

Thats when you take the binders off and surf it!
Old    silverhawk            09-09-2005, 9:05 PM Reply   
with me being 6'2" and 135 lbs, what size should i ride? I know that the 129 would go with my weight, but with me being so tall, should i go with the 133?
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       09-09-2005, 9:08 PM Reply   
i'm at the top of the weight range for my 125, and i think it suits me, don't go bigger, it's made to be short, it'll feel weird at first, but it'll work out, get the 129
Old    silverhawk            09-10-2005, 8:21 AM Reply   
Clinton, have you ever rode the substance or any board with 3-stage rocker and molded fins before the fish? If so, how does the fish compare?
Old    Ryan D (ogopogo)      Join Date: May 2005       09-10-2005, 10:29 AM Reply   
Dan,
I am 5'11" and 165 and I ride the 133. I never even considered going shorter and have no regrets. You are 6'2" and 135? for real?
Old    Thane Dogg (thane_dogg)      Join Date: Jun 2002       09-10-2005, 10:51 AM Reply   
dude, I'm 5'9" 145 and I thought I was skinny.

Ryan, I was thinking about getting one, and if I got it, I would want to try the 133 and the 129.
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-10-2005, 10:53 AM Reply   
Thane im the same exact size as you and the 133 isn't much fun on me. Although I am happy riding a 134 regular board, but, do ride a 138 and prefer it.
Old    silverhawk            09-10-2005, 7:57 PM Reply   
Ryan, yeah im really 6"2'and 135#

Paul, how come the 133 isnt too much fun?
Old    jasonL (aebrand.com) (_jason_)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-11-2005, 1:07 AM Reply   
i ride the fish as an everyday board and love it. even in chop you can still get agressive fast cuts in. I am 5'9 130lbs and ride the 129. Love it and always have fun whenever im out there. never frustrating since ive gotten it.
Old    proho (proho)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-11-2005, 8:45 AM Reply   
dan kasper, it sounds like youd be interested in the absolute. Faster and more pop but not a huge change. a little looser too.
Old    silverhawk            09-11-2005, 6:36 PM Reply   
proho, ill check out the absolute.

How would the subjekt or substance ride compared to the fish. which would have the most pop?
Old    Mike Dick (seedickride)      Join Date: Jan 2001       09-12-2005, 5:35 PM Reply   
The Fish will have the biggest kick off the wake, but the Subjekt and Substance aren't chumps in that department, either.

Mike Dick
See Dick Ride Wakeboards
www.seedickride.com
(701)682-5515
mike@seedickride.com
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       09-12-2005, 8:05 PM Reply   
I demo'd a LF fish this weekend, I didnt give it much of a chance, I ride a Parks all the time and wanted to try a new board. so I demo'd the fish. No dsrespect to the fish owners but I had a hard time with it. I got frustrated with it and put the parks back on, Didnt gve it much of a chance It was cool how short it was and easy to turn for spin's I could see it being a great board to teach people on how wide and easy to trun on.
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-12-2005, 8:08 PM Reply   
dan.. i said the 133 wasnt too much fun because it was way too big for me.
Old    Paul Bernier (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       09-12-2005, 8:10 PM Reply   
check out the new watson and shane boards before getting a fish... they both are like their respective previous (popular) boards but with faster speed, more pop, and softer landings.
Old    Chris (lop)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-13-2005, 12:53 AM Reply   
I'm 6ft and about 165. The first Fish I rode was a 125 and would have bought hte 125 except I got a good deal on the 129. I am pleased withthe 129, these boards float more than anything I have ever ridden.

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