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Old    Taylor (Fluffytoasters)      Join Date: Mar 2013       03-19-2013, 5:39 PM Reply   
I just got a new malibu with surf gate and want to start surfing. What is a good board to get?
Old    Bill Smeltzer (runin90lx)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-19-2013, 5:43 PM Reply   
what is your experience level? brand new to surfing? this will help tell you a better idea of where to start.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-19-2013, 5:50 PM Reply   
Surf or skim style? how much do you weight?
Old    Mason Obray (MCObray)      Join Date: Mar 2013       03-19-2013, 7:27 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Fluffytoasters View Post
I just got a new malibu with surf gate and want to start surfing. What is a good board to get?
Budget, weight, skill level, style, etc. are all factors when deciding on a board. A quick description of said self will help immensely.
Old    Taylor (Fluffytoasters)      Join Date: Mar 2013       03-23-2013, 10:41 AM Reply   
I have tried surfing once. I want to eventually start doing tricks. A good price range would be under 500$. I weigh about 115 pounds.
Old    Mason Obray (MCObray)      Join Date: Mar 2013       03-23-2013, 11:04 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by Fluffytoasters View Post
I have tried surfing once. I want to eventually start doing tricks. A good price range would be under 500$. I weigh about 115 pounds.
LF Doum, Triple X, Soulcraft, Phase 5 Prop, etc. are all good choices under $500. I'm sure there are others, it's just a matter of reading more reviews and potentially demo'ing boards in order to get a better feel for them.
Old    Mitch (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-23-2013, 11:27 AM Reply   
At 115 lbs you want a board between 46"-48"
All the boards listed above are much too big. The Victoria Gremlin 46" is only $350 and the Victoria Factor 48" is $480. Both are made in the USA too.
The Phase 5 Scamp (45") is too small and the Phase 5 Icon (51") is too big.

Lots of lighter riders have been switching of to Victoria lately because they offer smaller sizes. A board that fits you better will allow you to be more comfortable and progress faster since you will have more control.
Old    Dennis Costa (dejoeco)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-25-2013, 7:46 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by wakemitch View Post
At 115 lbs you want a board between 46"-48"
All the boards listed above are much too big. The Victoria Gremlin 46" is only $350 and the Victoria Factor 48" is $480. Both are made in the USA too.
The Phase 5 Scamp (45") is too small and the Phase 5 Icon (51") is too big.

Lots of lighter riders have been switching of to Victoria lately because they offer smaller sizes. A board that fits you better will allow you to be more comfortable and progress faster since you will have more control.
Victoria also has been a more affordable board too compared to the the many boards in 700 range. The Pixie, Bri Chmel's board and the Agent are great boards too.
Old    Brandon Tolliver (tollie)      Join Date: Aug 2010       03-26-2013, 8:44 AM Reply   
Check out Idolsurf.com all custom boards made to the size you want. all custom for you. I can hook you up!
Old    Kevin Douty (Kemikal)      Join Date: Jun 2011       03-26-2013, 12:28 PM Reply   
Hey Mitch- need your advice. Looking at either a Victoria PCX or Drew Diamond.

About me: 6'0", 175lbs surfing behind a Sanger v215 with 1100 surf side and 500 floor.

I appreciate your expertise.
Old    Kevin Douty (Kemikal)      Join Date: Jun 2011       03-27-2013, 6:25 PM Reply   
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