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Old    Katie (katiep23)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-29-2010, 7:48 AM Reply   
Friend told me to come check this site out for some help. Have found two that caught my eye & wanted to see if you guys could give me any input, suggestions, advice, etc.

I am 5'10, 145 lbs, & have very large feet (women's 11) if that helps with this at all. I'm pretty athletic, but struggle with getting up on a board, so ease of that is my main priority.

Here are the two I am interested.

Liquid Force Luna

Hyperlite Eden

Are these good prices? I am hoping to not spend too much. I would gladly look at any other suggestions around this price range or cheaper. Thanks!
Old    Mike Klarenbeek (wakecrzy2000)      Join Date: Apr 2004       04-29-2010, 8:16 AM Reply   
My fiance has the Eden and she loves it. I would get nice bindings tho it makes a big difference.
Old    Katie (katiep23)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-29-2010, 8:35 AM Reply   
Thanks! I'm looking at these bindings. Seem to have good reviews. http://www.evogear.com/outlet/wakebo...mens-2008.aspx
Old    Bobby (mastercraf)      Join Date: Jul 2009       04-29-2010, 8:41 AM Reply   
get something you would be comfortable progressing on. I know when I got my first board I looked for something cheap with a beginner shape, but if your riding frequently or at least every weekend then you will move along faster and have to buy a new board within a year or so. It gets expensive!!
Old    Will Rice (willrice)      Join Date: Feb 2010       04-29-2010, 8:56 AM Reply   
Also take a look at the Ronix Krush. My fiance just started riding last year and I picked this up for her at the end of last year. It has a shape which makes it easier to cut on your toeside, which is usually difficult for beginners.
Old    Katie (katiep23)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-29-2010, 9:04 AM Reply   
Also, what are the advantages/disadvantages of 130cm to 135cm? I can fit the size requirements for either according to the Eden sizing.
Old    Chaserwaser            04-29-2010, 9:06 AM Reply   
I would shoot for the 135 kate its going to be fit right to your size, a 130 would be way to short for you and harder to learn on

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Old    Katie (katiep23)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-29-2010, 9:09 AM Reply   
Thanks, Chase. You guys rock!
Old    Chaserwaser            04-29-2010, 9:15 AM Reply   
Will : The Eden also has the varible fin configuration spec to make it easier on toeside as well,

Kate: You really cant go wrong with any recent "women" boards they are all configured for a beginer as well as some being able to fit expert riding such as the Ronix "faith hope love" I would also look into ronix boards as well before you make a choice. They are awesome!

Last edited by Chaserwaser; 04-29-2010 at 9:21 AM.
Old    Chaserwaser            04-29-2010, 9:22 AM Reply   
Also here is the sizing chart for you

Model Length (cm) Rider Weight (lbs) Rocker Type
Syn 132 up to 160 3-Stage Subtle
Syn 137 up to 175 3-Stage Subtle
Blur 131 up to 155 3-Stage Subtle
Blur 136 140+ 3-Stage Subtle
Jade 129 up to 155 3-Stage Subtle
Jade 134 145+ 3-Stage Subtle
Eden 125 up to 130 3-Stage Subtle
Eden 130 up to 155 3-Stage Subtle
Eden 135 145+ 3-Stage Subtle
Divine 109 up to 95 Continuous
Divine 119 up to 105 Continuous
Divine 128 up to 145 Continuous
Divine 134 up to 175 Continuous

Last edited by Chaserwaser; 04-29-2010 at 9:24 AM.
Old    kaligirl            04-30-2010, 8:20 AM Reply   
I spent one whole month trying to learn to get up on my husband's board. The bindings didn't fit and I'd pop right out of 'em every time. Finally got fed up and bought my own board. I got the Hyperlite Eden and got up first try...and I am sooo NOT athletic. ^^on "get good bindings, they make a difference". I really like my Hyperlite Blurs. I use Closed toe LF Wings in the winter and am always so happy when it's warm enough to go back to my Blurs. I'm 5'3" and rode the 130 Eden...I'd suggest the larger board for someone as tall as you (jealous!!!). Now I ride a 132 Tribute but I still use the Eden to teach new riders and she works every time! Have fun shopping...new gear is always fun!

Last edited by kaligirl; 04-30-2010 at 8:22 AM.
Old    Katie (katiep23)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-30-2010, 10:21 AM Reply   
Thanks, Kathleen!! Sounds like the 135 Eden is perfect for me!
Old    Greg C (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-30-2010, 10:24 AM Reply   
Agreed with what most said. A longer board for you is going to be best with your height, 135 plus. There are some package deals out there that are board and binding set ups. As you progress you will want the latest greatest stuff. I would not drop big coin on bindings right now, since comfort is your biggest challenge. Many people get up and ride a few times and think they need the latest pro model? I rode the same board for many years and progressed nicely. Ask your local shops to demo,demo, demo. If they are worth a darn they will let you, I can't remember the last time I didn't ride a board before I bought it? Look for last years or the years prior boards. They are right have fun with it.

Good luck
G
Old    Greg C (v220ls)      Join Date: Aug 2004       04-30-2010, 10:35 AM Reply   
http://www.cwbwakeboards.com/cwb-wakeboard-faze-140.php

I'm bias but check out this board?
Old    Dennie (wakeboardgeezer)      Join Date: May 2009       05-06-2010, 9:23 AM Reply   
My Daughter in Law started out with a CWB Sol then went to the Eden.
She loves it and really likes having her own rig.
I am in the "get a comfy pair of bindings" crowd as I think that they are just as important if not more important than the board choice but that's just me.
Have a great time learning to ride and I hope you end up loving the sport as much as most of the rest of us do.

Here are a couple of pics of her on the Eden:


Good luck.
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Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-06-2010, 9:33 AM Reply   
go to actionsportsvideo.com get the book dvd series. they have pro's showing the easy way to get up the proper riding position and proper boat driving rope handle usage also you'll be money ahead to learn properly.

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