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Old    nutshellml            02-15-2004, 7:24 AM Reply   
I have been wakeboarding before and consider myself a Beginner/Intermediate (I can spin on the wakeboard and also do some minor wake jumps). I am approx. 5í10Ē about 155lbs. This will be my first wakeboard purchase and I am not 100% up on all the things I should look for. I was considering purchasing a slightly used Hyperlite Vero 143 w/ Spin or Split bindings. Is that board sufficient?, and I know they recommend 160lbs for the 143 but think it will make a huge difference? I canít remember what size or type board I learned onÖ. The Reason for getting the Spin or Splits is that I have a few family members that would like to utilize the board that have diff. size feet and donít want to get two pair of bindings. I was just trying to get anyoneís opinion on what I should specifically look for in a board. I donít want to spend a fortune on a board was looking to get a deal on something under $250 I know that isnít much when dealing with packages but I donít want to shell out a bunch of money when the board will be used by everyone.

Any information is greatly appreciated! ! !


Old    djones1340            02-15-2004, 7:28 AM Reply   
I too am in your position. I have been looking at the CWB Nirvana with Mobe bindings. I have found it as low as $220 shipped. Everything I have read makes it seem like a great choice for the beginner.
Old    nutshellml            02-15-2004, 8:40 AM Reply   
Where did you get that price for that package?
Old     (d_o_double_g)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-15-2004, 9:16 AM Reply   
They offer some pretty good package deals:

Ebay is also a great place to start. Good luck.
Old    wakeboard4life            02-15-2004, 9:20 AM Reply   
when i started out i rode a LF evo. Im still not good but that board was really sweet to ride and simple. It is really really light and the molded fins help on landings. Plus, if rocker is a problem and you dont know which to get, it has a hybrid. Oh yeah, and you can a 2004 with some evo bindings for 299.99 with free shipping i still believe.
Old    nutshellml            02-15-2004, 11:06 AM Reply   
What do you guys think of the Hyperlite Vero ? Do you think 143 is too big? I'm about 155lbs (and gaining hopefully) but do have heavy riders..
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-15-2004, 12:10 PM Reply   
hey guys here two good suggestions

1.dont thin of your needs for equipment for the present and sell yourself short and buy what people deem beginner/int equipment.Buy the best now and grow into it instead of growing out of a package deal that you shelled out 300 bones a top line pro model binding/board if you know your feet and body arent going to change much over the next two seasons like kids might..

2.Demo the hell out of as much boards and bindings that you can so you find whats right for you not the peple who might offer up a helpful suggestion.tkae their suggestions and demo the boards they suggest but dont just run out and buy the first one..

good luck

BTW the vero is a slow pig its huge and heavy..just a big ole sucker..

go with the motive series to start then try the ERA maybe a prodigy from CWB etc..
Old    nutshellml            02-15-2004, 2:18 PM Reply   
Bill, So which brand and models do you recommend to start off with? Again i really don't want to shell out $350 + for a board. I was hopeing to get a good used combo for under $300 (maybe with Mobe, Spin, or Split bindings)
Old     (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-15-2004, 3:53 PM Reply   
Here is an option for you, I have a Hydroslide Ozone with Holdum bindings that I will sell for $200 shipped in CONUS. It is a six-fin board, 137 cm long, and performs well. I rode the same design at the INT Nationals this past year and did well on it. It is not the board for an S-Bend. It will get you through your 360's, rolls, and tantrums. The bindings will fit just about any adult. The board is well made and I have not broken one yet - and this is the board I use for clinics and the boat-load of people.

After a couple of years, get an advanced board after you know what works for your particular style of ridings. Keep this board in the boat for the new riders and maybe make it your slider board.
Old    nutshellml            02-15-2004, 4:29 PM Reply   
Karl, they have that board priced for $129 shipped brand new... thanks for the info tho..
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-15-2004, 4:40 PM Reply   
Matt if price was a big concern ,i missed it in the earlier post as well as the different riders usuing the are limited in a binding choice so the spin or splits are the best bet..On the board i would get a 140or 141 that will accomodate everybody..Not sure in that level what to get but if you can find a HL Motive or Era 140 would be great..The CWB Tatoo sounds like a great board i havent riden it but if its the 03 prodigy shape with a removable center fin it sounds great but it only comes in a 143 and 136 ..i think a 143 is big and made for a rider 6ft plus and over 200 pounds and would be hard to spin and manuever in the air for a novist smaller rider..the 136 may be the way to go with that maybe stick some cwb Torq or the HL slits on them.

im sure i wasnt a help but thats all i could come up with..

it looks like the Torq bindings with Tatoo board will save you the cash your looking for because its available in package deals..

Old     (boarditup)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-15-2004, 6:58 PM Reply   
Matt - check the bindings. $129 should be a board only price. If it is complete, PM me and let me know, please, with the dealer.
Old     (tigeal)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-15-2004, 7:15 PM Reply   
Matt, I usually buy last years new stock either on ebay or an on line retailer looking to unload for the new equip. you will save 20-40% or so.
I would look at boards you can grow into and avoid a "beginner" board that you will outgrow quickly. And unless you demo everything out there it's hard to say whats right for you.
Stay with something mainstream and you will be OK, Oh ya and you have to like the graphics on it too!
Old    nutshellml            02-15-2004, 8:07 PM Reply   
I've been looking for 2003 or 2002 models (either slightly used or blems) Anyone suggest any good sites? other then eBay?
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-16-2004, 2:54 AM Reply   
It is a seattle dealer(wileys).
They have some good deals on year old boards.


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