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Old    calix2rider (dmontandon)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-23-2009, 10:47 AM Reply   
We are just learning.. Don't want to spend a small fortune on a board. We have a choice between a 4.9 brodcast or a 5.6... Will the 4.9 be forgiving enough to learn on and allow us to progress quicker.
Old    Shawn Adams (shawnz21)      Join Date: Jul 2009       07-23-2009, 11:11 AM Reply   
I started on the Broadcast 4.9 and it has been great to learn on. My buddy has the 5.6 and I can't ride it as well, it catches the wave easier but less maneuverable. All of our riders weigh 125lbs and 200lbs.
Old    Joe B (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       07-23-2009, 2:27 PM Reply   
Our first boat board was the 4.9. We still use if for newbies, although I removed 2 of the 3 fins so we can get a good attempt at a surface 3.

I don't know about progress quicker, but the 4.9 can do spins easier but also likes a bigger wave especially for those 200lb folks. If you don't have a pretty big wave, the 200lb peeps will have a hard time learning and staying in the pocket with the 4.9. So I'd say the 5.6 is easier to freeride and practice control---which is what these entry boards are about. Have fun.
Old    wardovision (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-24-2009, 1:05 PM Reply   
You just happened to ride them at TWC huh? What's up with every single one of your post being a recommendation for Triple X or the posts where you talk about having "your" version of the Xtrak traction in stock?

C'mon Tim. Everyone else has been pretty good about the rules lately why is Triple X having such a hard time with them?
Old    Jeff Walker (surfdad)      Join Date: Sep 2004       07-24-2009, 2:46 PM Reply   
Supporting caskimmer here. loudnproud referred to himself as Tim Cameron in the past, one of the principals in Triple X skim and surf. This blatant self-promotion and what would appear to be deceptive posts is disrespectful to everyone else in the forum, especially those that make efforts to adhere to the guidelines David has promulgated for posting here.

We could use less of folks like that.

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