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BriEOD
09-03-2006, 02:47 PM
I am in the market for a wakeboard for a young lady who weighs about 75 lbs and is just getting into wakeboarding. Can anyone recommend a few.

Thanks.

Chief
09-03-2006, 04:13 PM
My daughter just started also. I went to Sports Authority and they had the O'brien 132 Vixen on sale for 126.00. That's a killer deal! I would start her at the 132mm size since that's a board she can grow into instead out of.

Check with the sporting good stores, they cut prices on all watersport times at this time of the year to unload their inventory.

Hope this helps

P-hat_in_Cincy
09-03-2006, 05:44 PM
We got our kids a Hyperlite Motive 119. They each weigh about 85lbs.

Just be careful about getting too big a board b/c you don't want the groms sliding all around and faceplanting.

I think our dealer set us up with the package (board and bindings) for about $199.

www.buywake.com has a 'grom' section on their website.

http://www.buywake.com/catalog/detail/CW_J9FB1

bkhallpass
09-03-2006, 08:14 PM
I believe a 132 is too much board for a 75 lb kid. Sure, she will pop right up. But when it comes to spins, jumps, etc. a kid, just like everyone else will do better with a board that fits. A 119-121 would be ideal, and I would say no bigger than a 126. Even a 119 will handle up to 100lbs. That's a lot of growth. Lot's of websites with good discount prices. Can usually find these small sizes for under $100. Liquid for Nemesis, CWB Myth, and Hyperlite Motive are some of the brands to search for. Lots of them on ebay as well. Here's a couple:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hyperlite-Voyager-121-Wakeboard-NEW_W0QQitemZ7179556298QQihZ015QQcategoryZ47363QQr dZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/FreeMotion-Spark-Wakeboard-Junior-122cm-04-05-NEW-NR_W0QQitemZ200019597664QQihZ010QQcategoryZ47363QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/FreeMotion-Spark-Wakeboard-Junior-122cm-04-05-NEW-NR_W0QQitemZ200019597664QQihZ010QQcategoryZ47363QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Blindside-Flower-125-Womens-Wakeboard_W0QQitemZ140018540049QQihZ004QQcategoryZ 47363QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

30 minutes pinging around the internet, and I'm positive you'll find a board and bindings for a great deal. BKH

BriEOD
09-03-2006, 08:53 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys.

Maristar210
09-03-2006, 08:57 PM
FWIW

My 9 year old weighs 72 and rides an O'Brien 126cm. He is growing into that nicely. 5 would stay away from a 132cm. My 135# Nephew rides a 133cm for perspective.


Steve

MarkP
09-03-2006, 09:20 PM
I am in the market for a wakeboard for a young lady who weighs about 75 lbs and is just getting into wakeboarding. Can anyone recommend a few.

Thanks. http://www.watersportideas.com/20osyslski.html Hope this helpshttp://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/images/icons/icon14.gif

BriEOD
09-03-2006, 10:20 PM
http://www.watersportideas.com/20osyslski.html Hope this helpshttp://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/images/icons/icon14.gif
Call her and talk to her Uncle Mark. I'm surprised she even wants to move from the kneeboard to a wakeboard. :rolleyes: I'll take what I can get.

MarkP
09-03-2006, 11:12 PM
You want me to send the vid again? Did you put her on 2 skis??

BriEOD
09-03-2006, 11:31 PM
No, I still have the video on my computer. Very cool. However, it did not do anything to inspire mine. She tried two skis twice. The first time we were behind my buddies BF 200 in Charleston. She sucked in some water. Then a few years later (actually last summer at Lake Gaston), I got the skis on her and into the water but she refused to grab the boom. I was so pissed. I'm not going to ask her again.

Hoosier Bob
09-03-2006, 11:57 PM
I have two daughters and have inherited a boy. Both girls are awesome athletes but do so on thier own terms. The boy is as technical as they come. He is 90 lbs and has an O'Brien Demented 132. Turns, spins and jumps are perfect. The kid has it going on. Skateboarder at heart. Girls do what they want we should know that by now!

BriEOD
09-04-2006, 09:30 AM
I have two daughters and have inherited a boy. Both girls are awesome athletes but do so on thier own terms. The boy is as technical as they come. He is 90 lbs and has an O'Brien Demented 132. Turns, spins and jumps are perfect. The kid has it going on. Skateboarder at heart. Girls do what they want we should know that by now!
Thanks HB.

Mikey
09-06-2006, 02:11 PM
I believe for 07 Liquid Force has a Star board that is a 111 with micro bindings. I might be just right.

KnoxX2
09-06-2006, 02:17 PM
Started my son at 4yrs old on the Hyperlite 119 Motive. He is now 7 and still is on that same board. Highly recomend that board very stable and lots of room to grow with it........

Archimedes
09-06-2006, 02:21 PM
We got our kids a Hyperlite Motive 119. They each weigh about 85lbs.


Bought the same one for my 7 year old son (60 lbs.) and he got up the first time on it (and every time since). Seems to be a great, easy to ride board for the youngsters.

prostar205
09-06-2006, 04:14 PM
I just bought the Hyperlite Motive 119 with really nice bindings for my 6 year boy for $199. While he has not gotten up on it, other than riding on the swim platform, this board will handle kids up to 105 lbs and a shoe size of mens 7.

Both my 6 year boy and 4 year girl will use this board for many more years to come.

dougl
09-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Another vote for the Hyperlite Motive 119 ($200 with bindings from Sports Chalet last week). 8 year old son and his friend both got up on the second pull. Just need to get my 6 year old daugter to get out of the tube and on to a board of some sort, but she does what she wants WHEN she wants....

Ric
09-07-2006, 06:54 PM
No, I still have the video on my computer. Very cool. However, it did not do anything to inspire mine. She tried two skis twice. The first time we were behind my buddies BF 200 in Charleston. She sucked in some water. Then a few years later (actually last summer at Lake Gaston), I got the skis on her and into the water but she refused to grab the boom. I was so pissed. I'm not going to ask her again. Sounds like my crew! :rolleyes: I try not to push at all
I want it to be fun even though it drives me crazy that they aren't beggin to try every single sport we can tow by now!

Mikey
09-07-2006, 08:39 PM
...Just need to get my 6 year old daugter to get out of the tube and on to a board of some sort...

Same thing goes for my 7 year old daughter, she wont get off of that stinkin tube! I wont buy her a board until she at least shows some interest in it.

nuckinfutz
09-08-2006, 05:31 PM
Heres a pic of my nephew who is 6 on a wakeboard. Funny thing is he insists on using a 138 instead of the girlfriends 124 board mainly because the 124 is pink. Anyways, you can see he can barely strech his legs far apart enough to get in the boots.

http://www.telcon-solutions.com/Christopher.JPG

dougl
09-08-2006, 05:58 PM
Same thing goes for my 7 year old daughter, she wont get off of that stinkin tube! I wont buy her a board until she at least shows some interest in it.

The tube now has a leak, this may be the break I'm looking for.:D

Mikey
09-08-2006, 06:08 PM
The tube now has a leak, this may be the break I'm looking for.:D

Let me know how that works out for you. Maybe my tube will mysteriously spring a leak. :D

dapicatti
09-09-2006, 01:10 PM
We brought my niece (9) and her sister (7) and a friend out with no hope of ever getting them on the board. The friend asked me- "Isn't wakeboarding just for boys?" My wife responded with HECK NO! The friend was the first one to try and then all the kids wanted to go. I don't think without her they would of ever got off the tube! I think its easy for girls to get intimidated by "boy" sports. For sure my niece is the only one in her class who has her own wakeboard and has ridden it this summer.:D