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Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-26-2008, 4:26 PM Reply   
My son is 10 and weighs about 75 Lbs and has never rode before but he wants to try, what would be a good package for him?

I would like to keep the price low because I don't know if he will like it or not; and I don't want to drop $300 + and him not like it or be able to do it.

I would like to spend around 150 for the board and the bindings, anyone have one to sell in that range?
Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       06-26-2008, 5:33 PM Reply   
goto a shop and get a demo package together.. for like a week.. that way if he likes it.. he can try out different boards that he likes, and if he doesnt.. then you just walk away.. whats there not to like!?!?!?

BTW ditch the glasses before you lose an eye

(Message edited by extremeisaac on June 26, 2008)
Old    Jay Conrad (pwningjr)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-26-2008, 6:17 PM Reply   
What size is your board/bindings (I see the Faze/Seven combo, nice )

He could just learn to get up on that.
Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-26-2008, 6:20 PM Reply   
We don't have shops around here, just boatersworld and west marine, and I don't think they will let you demo a board.

I don't were the glasses to look cool my eyes are extremely sensitive to light; without them I could only keep my eyes open for about 10 seconds then the splitting headache sets in.

The sunglasses are Uvex safety glasses so they won't shatter, hopefully
Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-26-2008, 6:21 PM Reply   
My board is a 141 and size XL bindings, he tried last year and his feet just flew out of them when we started
Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-26-2008, 6:24 PM Reply   
I do have an old O'brien 137 I could probably just get him some bindings and he could learn on that, or do you think the board would be to big for him?
Old    Charles (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       06-26-2008, 7:00 PM Reply   
The Motive by Hyperlite is a great board for the kids. Very easy to ride. My son learned on a 119. You can find them on line pretty cheap. Get ahold of Grizzly or boarders best buy.
Old    Caleb Rountree (dlwsrider)      Join Date: Apr 2007       06-26-2008, 8:18 PM Reply   
I would recomend an LF Nemisis Package. We sold alot at boat shows to parents who wanted to get their kid's into the sport. You can get them in 111cm, or 118cm, so the sizes are very child friendly.

Look around for 07' boards to save extra money.
Old    SoCal MOB (rnopr8)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-26-2008, 8:51 PM Reply   
My son is 12...80 lbs and he just went from a 119 to a 125 State. It fits him perfect. I think anything less than 125 is too small and more than 132 would be too big. The Motive is definately probably the best beginner board ever made...but I think a 119 is too small.
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-27-2008, 11:49 AM Reply   
Call Mike (make sure you ask for him and tell him kenny sent you his way) at 866-444-BEAR, He will take care of you. I got a package for my son for like $150, he is 4.
Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-27-2008, 11:53 AM Reply   
What shop is Mike from?

What brand did you get your son Kenny?

Also I have been wondering what does GROM stand for, I know it means kids but what's it stand for?
Old    PAUL (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       06-27-2008, 11:57 AM Reply   
I have a 07 Nemesis 118 I would sell for $100. It's brand new!!
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-27-2008, 12:28 PM Reply   
Grizzly Sports

Liquid Force with bindings.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-27-2008, 3:34 PM Reply   
It doesnt matter what board you get him at that age or skill level, get what fits the budget.

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