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Jesus_Freak
07-24-2008, 09:31 PM
Does anyone out there kneeboard seriously? My son is advancing in his kneedboarding skills and beginning to move into air tricks. We purchased him an el cheapo a few years back. He wants to move up. Does anyone have recommendations for an "advanced" kneeboard and reasons for those recommendations?

jixxxer
07-24-2008, 10:12 PM
friend of mine is pretty advanced, he can do backrolls consistently. He rides a ho striker, I rode it and its very fast. Some other good ones are ho joker, obrien 5150 I believe its called.

Jesus_Freak
07-25-2008, 11:59 AM
friend of mine is pretty advanced, he can do backrolls consistently. He rides a ho striker, I rode it and its very fast. Some other good ones are ho joker, obrien 5150 I believe its called.


Thank you. So you have ridden the striker? OK. That helps. I do not see the striker available from HO, but obviously the joker is for some $.

Anyone else? Yes, I am a slalom skier and know nothing about kneedboards. :o:confused:

jixxxer
07-25-2008, 12:06 PM
Im thinking the joker and striker are very similar. The really good boards are gonna be pricey, from what i heard the rush 5150 is one of best. These are advanced.

tex
07-25-2008, 12:13 PM
Buy him a pair of jumpers!

TX.X-30 fan
07-25-2008, 12:25 PM
Doesn't the production of kneeboards increase man made global climate temperature increase? :D

Jesus_Freak
07-25-2008, 12:34 PM
Doesn't the production of kneeboards increase man made global climate temperature increase? :D

Yes, but I didnt want to discourage my 11 year old. :D

Jesus_Freak
07-25-2008, 12:36 PM
Buy him a pair of jumpers!

I have been begging (and bribing, actually) him to try slalom. Bought him a starter ski and V-handle. I keep telling him he will be better than I am in a month, although that doesnt really say much. No go...

tex
07-25-2008, 12:53 PM
I have been begging (and bribing, actually) him to try slalom. Bought him a starter ski and V-handle. I keep telling him he will be better than I am in a month, although that doesnt really say much. No go...

What does slalom have to do with jumping?

Jesus_Freak
07-25-2008, 01:17 PM
What does slalom have to do with jumping?

Jumping is somewhere between kneeboard and course skiing on the coolness scale, so you were thinking in the right direction. 8p JK.

Gonzo
07-25-2008, 01:35 PM
Doesn't the production of kneeboards increase man made global climate temperature increase? :D

Yea but Tex you forget, in the grand scheme of things we dont matter.;)

O2BESOHUGE
07-25-2008, 05:31 PM
I Have An H.o. Joker And Love It

lazypiper
07-25-2008, 08:03 PM
These guys are ripping it on Jokers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAZ6hcXP9zU&feature=related
It looks like the Joker is really the only board you hear of in high end kneeboards. I ride an HO Mako It's close to a Joker.

Jesus_Freak
07-28-2008, 02:11 PM
Thank you all.

captain planet
07-28-2008, 05:10 PM
I'm a little late on this one, but for what it is worth, I had one of the early jokers (not twin tip) and I loved it. I was able to do barrel-rolls on it on a semi-consistent basis. I rode it for about 6 or 7 years and it held up great.

Jesus_Freak
08-13-2008, 12:32 PM
I ended up getting an excellent deal on a new '07 HO Striker from Bobwards.com ($168 delivered). The Striker is so much better (speed and soft landing) than the beginner board he has, I cannot even believe we bought the beginner board in the first place. Thank you to all who advised. The decision came down to price and graphics when we could not clearly know the advantages/disadvantages of various designs for my son's particular level.

wakeX2wake
08-13-2008, 12:47 PM
get him into wakeboarding before he really tears something up... hope he's a little guy... i just don't understand how people can knee board more than... let's say... once in their life... that's all it took for me

kidder01
09-07-2008, 03:51 AM
I use the Obrien low rider i have used the HO's and found them to narrow the low rider is a good all round board and shouldnt cost to much money

ShamrockIV
09-07-2008, 09:39 AM
you should pm drylandfish. he is excellent kneeboarder!!!! flips and all kinds of stuff!!!

Cloaked
09-07-2008, 11:12 AM
get him into wakeboarding before he really tears something up... hope he's a little guy... i just don't understand how people can knee board more than... let's say... once in their life... that's all it took for meWhile kneeboards were around probably 20 years before kneeboards, do you think folks rode their new kneeboards once and threw them away? :rolleyes:

Of course you don't understand.....

coz
09-07-2008, 11:42 AM
While kneeboards were around probably 20 years before kneeboards.....


Um???.....:confused:......Hmmm????.....to the garage! :confused: I'll need to research this one :cool:

TX.X-30 fan
09-07-2008, 12:55 PM
When I see kneeboarders all I think of is Eddie Murphy. :D



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Jesus_Freak
09-08-2008, 12:53 PM
When I see kneeboarders all I think of is Eddie Murphy. :D

Thanks. I should show this picture to my son to help him crystallize his aspirations. :)