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Old    Joy Marie (wakechic2786)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-29-2008, 11:28 AM Reply   
Hello, I am new here and just needed some advice on which board to get. I am not a newbie to the sport. I have a 2004 Liquid Force Skimskate 54 right now but I just can't seem to stay up without the rope. One of my problems is that I am not surfing with a huge wake. I have a 1999 Mastercraft Sportstar so it doesn't throw the biggest wake but I have seen people surf with smaller wakes. I just sold my fatsacks so I don't have any to use now. I just put everone towards that side of the boat. I am thinking that a different type of board might help me out. I have been looking at the O'Brien Alias 5'0". Do you think that this would be a good board for me.
Old    Joe B (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-29-2008, 1:44 PM Reply   
IS Red Tide is a big board that everyone can ride and fast enough for small wakes.

Alias is probably too small but haven't seen your wave or how big you are. If you are 100lbs soaking wet then you'd be fine.
Old    Joy Marie (wakechic2786)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-29-2008, 3:39 PM Reply   
I don't think I have a pic of my wake but I'll look. I am about 5'10" and just a little over 100lbs soaking wet.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       06-29-2008, 7:25 PM Reply   
For a smaller rider the IS Blue might be better. The IS Red is just too big for my daughter.
Old    Joe B (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       06-30-2008, 6:57 AM Reply   
I love my blue and I'm 150lbs. Very fast.

For your size I'd recommend a fast and cheaper board of CWB Ride. IS Blue would be for other people that might weigh a bit more. If just for you than either would work.
Old    Joy Marie (wakechic2786)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-30-2008, 8:51 AM Reply   
Yeah, I looked at the CWB Ride. I am on a budget so I think that or the O'Brien Alias would be in my price range.

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