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Old    Bob (Reez)      Join Date: Mar 2010       10-26-2012, 11:51 AM Reply   
Getting a boat with a better surfwave.... Currently in a supra 21v and using a Ronix Koal 5'4. Its huge and easy to surf but i want something i can start trying to really progress on. Something alittle more poppy. I am 6'1 195. suggestions welcome!! New boat will be a 2012 VLX
Old    Mike V (vman)      Join Date: Jun 2010       10-26-2012, 12:56 PM Reply   
http://soulcraftboarding.com/
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       10-26-2012, 1:16 PM Reply   
X2 for soulcraft
Old    Ben Holloway (BenHolloway)      Join Date: Aug 2012       10-26-2012, 2:00 PM Reply   
I currently ride a shredstixx custom pirahna, I'll be ordering a soulcraft....
Old    Corson Piper (piper907)      Join Date: Dec 2011       10-27-2012, 12:16 AM Reply   
Yup,
No need to think twice.
Its already been said... Just give Jeff a call at SoulCraft and you will be good to go!
Old    Anthonyv911 (tonyv420)      Join Date: Jul 2007       10-27-2012, 1:51 PM Reply   
^^^ what Corson said! You will be happy with a Soulcraft!
Old    Bob (Reez)      Join Date: Mar 2010       10-27-2012, 2:13 PM Reply   
Damn.... No other recommendations? Was looking at some phase 5 buy need to check out sc I guess
Old    Jay T. (wakebrdjay)      Join Date: Apr 2008       10-27-2012, 2:30 PM Reply   
Do you want a surf or skim?If you want a skim you don't want SC,they are surf style.I don't think he builds skims yet.Phase 5 are all skim style.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       10-27-2012, 3:20 PM Reply   
If you're looking for a phase 5, the Danielo Diamond and Danielo Pro Carbon are very poppy.
Old    DAVE FIELD (sd_wakesports)      Join Date: Dec 2009       10-28-2012, 7:08 AM Reply   
SoulCraft,The Walker Project,Brigade Wakesurf,Idol,Airbaze,Evercarve,Mendonesia and Shred Stixx are all great companies and all have great products.Check them all out since they all have something unique to offer.
Old    Davis (kimper)      Join Date: May 2008       10-29-2012, 10:33 AM Reply   
If you can goto denver and ride with Squid! Demoing the boards is the way to go IMHO.

I am about you same size and I love the fly Boy by inland surfer.
At the polar bear my favorite board was the walker project signature 4'9".

Make sure you check out the polar bear rankings due out soon also!
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-29-2012, 11:12 AM Reply   
X2 for demo! All boards have pro's and cons. And all take a little getting used to. Most of the boards mentioned are a lot more fragile then your current board so you will need to treat it carefully.
Old    Allan Kendall (Squid)      Join Date: Jun 2012       10-29-2012, 12:34 PM Reply   
and at Squid's Wake we have all the boards to put a smile on your face...just off the lake and not offering demos tell early April 2013....after I have some more demo stock I'll start shipping them out to people but we can only forecast that service next winter..so for now we play in the bath tub.....lol
Old    Brandon Tolliver (tollie12)      Join Date: Jul 2012       10-30-2012, 10:40 AM Reply   
Check out the IDOL's. WWW.idolsurf.com Squid will have some by spring!!
Old    Greg Anderson (ReSession)      Join Date: Apr 2010       10-30-2012, 1:04 PM Reply   
2 boards not yet mentioned that you should consider for 2013:
  • 2013 Inland Surfer Big Boy (the Flyboy for the bigger kids)
  • 2013 Inland Surfer Keenan Flegel Surf Pro Model

Peep out their new catalog @ http://inlandsurfer.com/issue2/index.html
Old    Bob (Reez)      Join Date: Mar 2010       11-06-2012, 1:52 PM Reply   
I guess one of my issues is that I have never ridden a skim style board. Not sure where I could demo out here in Michigan. I feel like skim would be slightly more but then again. Basically all ive done is some carving on the Giant Koal i have
Old    R Harrington (Rob17)      Join Date: Oct 2010       11-06-2012, 5:06 PM Reply   
A nice intermediate board with a price range between a mass produced and custom boards are the triple x boards. Made pretty well and fun. The Nitro and slayer are fun. It won't be to long before you will progress to something a little more serious. I have had a walker project f18. I really enjoy it the next walker board I would progress to would be the signature or bomb pop. I like the sig, but lots of folks enjoy the bomb pop. I have recently ridden a couple of soulcrafts and really enjoyed them too. The Jetty and the sex panther. These two have been my favorites. I see one of these in my near future. plus i like to support small makers that i have had the good fortune of meeting. I did ride an inland surfer swallow and mucus. The swallow was a bit hard for me to move around. The mucus was fun and quick. I enjoy the flyboy as well.
Sorry lots of rambling, hope a few different names give ya something to think about.
Old    Ben Holloway (BenHolloway)      Join Date: Aug 2012       11-06-2012, 7:39 PM Reply   
A good crossover board that I enjoyed was the phase5 model x, I dont ride skim but it was a freakin sweet board...
Old    N L (drnate)      Join Date: Jul 2006       11-07-2012, 1:36 PM Reply   
Yeah, the Triple X boards can be had for a lot cheaper. I have a used Nitro that I would part with. If you're interested, PM me.

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