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Old    Ryan H (badluck)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-16-2013, 10:31 AM Reply   
Seems like every year we bring newb's out and they all have big feet.Been thinking about getting a used board for the 225 pound size 10-13 people that seem to end up with us.Is a 138 Belmont to small for the big beginners? Any recommendations?If 138 is not too small then I'll get a new board and let the newb's ride my old Belmont.
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       06-16-2013, 2:29 PM Reply   
A 138 might be a bit small.....Im 230.and ride a 141 Marius and a 144 Faction.
Belmont is a great shape just might be a bit small for bigger tall guys.
Old    Patrick McNutt (kiter86)      Join Date: Jul 2009       06-16-2013, 5:33 PM Reply   
I just switched from a 146 trip to a 145 Marek and absolutely love it. I highly recommend it. Tons of pop. I am 6'6" and 240

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Old    Small Light (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       06-16-2013, 7:39 PM Reply   
For a large beginner a 138 is too small. I'd say you want at least a 142 and would be better off with a 144+. Also go with a more mellow shape than the Marek, its not the best beginner board there is. For Hyperlite, check out the 142 Tribute or 144 Forefront.
Old    Paul Chaput (rugbyballa3)      Join Date: Feb 2013       06-17-2013, 12:16 PM Reply   
i say get a new board for you and tell them to get there own gear or ride what ever you got! a hard lesson to learn but i learned. and now i have a **** ton of gear that is usless to me. when i get new gear my old gear turns to boat gear and ether they bring there own or they ride what i got. call me selfish but why should i spend money on gear i cant use?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       06-17-2013, 12:32 PM Reply   
I have a 2013 CWB Faction 144. Been ridden a couple of times. It's for sale.
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       06-18-2013, 8:40 AM Reply   
I'm six foot one and around 240, and I love my Slingshot lyman. I'd say it's the best and most fun board I've ever ridden. Tons of pop, very loose and forgiving on the water.
Old    Rick H (blastmaster)      Join Date: Aug 2001       06-18-2013, 10:51 AM Reply   
I am in Nor Cal and have an older Hyperlite Element 146 for sale. hit me with PM if interested.
Old    Andrew Simmons (Andrew14)      Join Date: Apr 2011       06-19-2013, 8:54 AM Reply   
I have a 2013 HL Marek Nova 145cm and a 2012 Obrien Paradigm 144cm for sale....I'm in NC. PM me if interested. Thanks.

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