Long time stalker but first post.
Intro on me...
Originally a snowboarder but wakeboarded several times over about 5years. Now looking to get really into it. Am able to jump wake to wake both sides, 180's, surface 360's. My weight regularly ranges from 172lbs to 187lbs (weight training in sports seasons), height 5' 9''
So I have the chance to buy a complete setup on eBay of a hyperlite tribute 2011 and 2011 hyperlite audio bindings. The bindings are perfect size and the board is a 142. Package being offered for $250 which seems reasonable.
So just a few questions:
- Is this the correct length for me or too long?
- Should I go for this setup as my first board?
- I have some concerns about the small fins on the tribute. There also don't appear to be channels on the base as my friends boards do. I plan on taking out the centre fins. Good idea? Will the 4 moulded fins be enough?
- I kind of fancy the bindings as they are so similar to snowboard ones, I could easily get the setup and swap the bindings onto a different board?
Thanks for your help and sorry for being a pain (essay!).
Oh and sneaky bonus question, what should be my next trick progression?