View Full Version : Wake Surfing Quesions...

10-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Okay....I have never wake surfed but am very interested now since I will be able to behind my new X-2. What is the diffrence between the shorter ones and the longer ones? I heard that the longer ones are easier to ride than the shorter ones? And what is the difference about the tips....some have pointed ones and some are cut off? I think I'm looking for one that will allow you to advance but will be good for beginners as well. Can you buy one that a wide range of people from say 180lbs. to 50 lbs can use? I'm thinking for my daughters too. What about brands.............I need opinions, thanks in advance.

10-13-2006, 05:10 PM
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=11739&highlight=wakesurfing (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=11739&highlight=wakesurfing)

this will help:cool:

10-13-2006, 05:49 PM
get the hyperlite broadcast. they have 3 different sizes. the longer you go the easier to balance and the shorter you go the more tricks you can do. i have the 5'6" and love it. other people have a little bit harder time learning how to let go of the rope and balance but i am able to carve and do 360's on it. if you're buying if for you buy the board you want (the 5'6" is perfect) but if you're looking more for your kids or other people to have fun on it get the long board. they will be able to let go of the rope quicker and stay up with the boat. it just doesn't maneuver as good

10-13-2006, 05:51 PM
longer board http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/surferbum21/Darren5.jpg

shorter board http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/surferbum21/DSCF0712.jpg

10-13-2006, 06:11 PM
We carry phase five surf boards, great product and each one is hand painted :)

10-13-2006, 07:28 PM
We carry phase five surf boards, great product and each one is hand painted :)

The Putz is turning into quite the salesman.

Carbon Dreams
10-13-2006, 10:49 PM
I mostly use my Exile skimboard. I don't care for fins. We have a butter board and a skimskate in the boat. The beginners like the butter board as it is super stable and pretty fast. It is easy to find the pocket. No tricks on that board though. The skim skate is great for getting better but a little harder to learn on. I have heard good things about the Phase 5 boards, though. If you want ultimate control and tricks, Exile has a board for the best of us.

Regardless of the board, get your boat wave dialed in first. It will make the learning process much easier. Put 2 350lb sacs on the riding side and that should do.

Just went surfing today behind the X-45. Yee haaa. Just a tad ccold. Maybe tomorrow too.

10-13-2006, 11:52 PM
We've got a Broadcast 4'9", and its a blast to ride. If you weigh your boat properly, and spend some time figuring out the technique and how to distribute your weight, you should be able to freeride any board in your weight range. It just depends on what style board you prefer; surf or skim. The surf board are good for teaching and carving; freeriding. The shorter skim-style boards are good for 3's and shuvits as such. Either way you can't beat the feeling of tossing the handle and riding as long as you feel like....

P.S. Hyperlite doesn't make the best wakesurfers; check out a surf-specific company like Inland Surfer or Shred Stixx or Phase Five.