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Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-28-2009, 2:05 PM Reply   
My wife is gonna start her 2nd. season of wakeboarding this year and I wanna start it off for her with a new board. Last year she was pregnant and didn't even try, and the year before that she only got about 3 months in, so she's still really new at it.

She's about 5'10", 130-140#. Wears a size 9 boot I believe. The current board and bindings are O'Brien Vixen 134 and O'Brien bindings.

Any suggestions?
Old    Amanda Engel (amandae)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-28-2009, 2:54 PM Reply   
I am about her size and ride a 136 lf jett and ronix bindings. I love them both!

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Old    Ray (wakebelews)      Join Date: Oct 2008       02-28-2009, 6:42 PM Reply   
The Hyperlite Syn is a great board. I would go with the 132.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-28-2009, 6:51 PM Reply   
Don't think we'd need to stay with something around a 136?

Thanks for the replies!
Old    Amanda Engel (amandae)      Join Date: Jan 2009       02-28-2009, 11:00 PM Reply   
I am 6 0 around 145... so taller, but 5 to 10 lbs heavier... I like the 136, anything less i fell like it is a little kids board.
Old    Mike Parker (roughrivermike)      Join Date: Apr 2006       03-01-2009, 12:04 PM Reply   
my daughter rides a 136 jet with ronix bindings as well. She is about 5'6" and probably weighs 120. She loves that set-up.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-01-2009, 12:35 PM Reply   
Thanks for all the replies!
Old    Lizrd (lizrd)      Join Date: Jul 2002       03-01-2009, 6:00 PM Reply   
Don't limit yourself to women's boards - unless she loves pink and purple graphics. I love a Hyperlite Motive for beginners. if she can have her demo a board or two to see what types of boards she likes.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-01-2009, 7:18 PM Reply   
Unfortunately there aren't any pro shops around here. I"ve got a PS3 137 that I may strap her boots to and see how that is.
Old    Irene Gaz (clearlakeirene)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-01-2009, 9:13 PM Reply   
I have a Hyperlite Eden that I can sell you for $100. It can be a good beginner board because has an asymmetric design which makes going toeside easier. It makes learning to ride easier. It is a 2007 Eden 135. The board belonged to a pro female so it was only used for one season. You can read about its specs on Wakeworld, under boards--hyperlite--2007 boards. I think she should stick with the 135-137 size boards. If you don't have a pro-shop close, buying used might be a good option because she can kind of demo the board, and just re-sell it if she doesn't like it. No sense in buying a shiney new $400 board if you end up hating it. I would also look on the classified section on WW if you decide to go the used route. Sorry the pic is sideways :-)
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Old    wakejjboard12            03-02-2009, 10:12 AM Reply   
go with the jett.
Old    Alice W (aliwake)      Join Date: Dec 2006       03-02-2009, 3:19 PM Reply   
hey John, I rode a PS3 for 3 years and loved it, so putting her on yours sounds like a good starting point. they have a girls version of it this year called the Luna, so that's one choice if she end up liking it.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-02-2009, 9:27 PM Reply   
How about CWB Ember bindings? That may be a first step in this until I can get her on my board.
Old    Allie Capler (alliecat0223)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-05-2009, 12:45 PM Reply   
John, since you are near rough river go to nicks boat dock they have tons of gear and will help you out so much. Me personally I'm 5'4 and 137 lbs and I ride the liquid force melissa 134 with ronix rise bindings.I love that board.

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