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Gonzo
08-03-2008, 12:07 AM
I dont know a thing about boards, Last one I owned was a surf ski... it weighted 20lbs and had rubber straps to hold you to it. The fin was about 6 inches long lol....

Anyway, please find her a board...Gender neutral so it can work for my son too, preferablly blue or green(her favorite color) no pink with binders. Per the guys here (thanks) a 118--119. daughter is 4.5 feet tall and 60 lbs, if it can be a little longer to grow into (say 124) then great. Mom said she will pay up to 200.00

JDH88
08-03-2008, 01:50 AM
Check ebay. I have seen several good ones on there with bindings. I agree to get it a little big to grow into. For you daughter whom I assume is an amatrure any of the name brand boards will be a good starter board and if taken care of will last for a couple of years. I still have my first Hyperlite, DS model that I bought in 1993, it works and looks great. Which ever board you get (CWB, Hyperlite, Liquid Force, Gator) a good set of bindings are the key. I like the lace bindings so you can adjust them for your comfort (boy or girl). Check out djsboardshop.com they have a good sizing link. Ebay will also link you to it if you search for "wakeboards". Good Luck!

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boofer
08-03-2008, 02:59 AM
See if you can find a Liquid Force Nemesis 118. I cannot recall the year, but it is green. I want to say it is a 2004 model. They changed the board to an ugly brown with a 4-wheeler on it the year after. As far as bindings go, we love the Liquid Force Alpha's. They feel really yummy and they make a juvi size.

coz
08-03-2008, 08:58 AM
See if you can find a Liquid Force Nemesis 118. I cannot recall the year, but it is green. I want to say it is a 2004 model. They changed the board to an ugly brown with a 4-wheeler on it the year after. As far as bindings go, we love the Liquid Force Alpha's. They feel really yummy and they make a juvi size.

We just picked up a LF 118 for the grandson and he liked it because it has alligators on it then when I took a good look at it at home :confused: the alligators ate a wakeboarder (blood everywhere) and are chasing the rider on his board.
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/gg001.jpg
http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/gg002.jpg

Nice board though, it's the same shape and style as the Omega :D

dapicatti
08-04-2008, 01:24 PM
The LF Star is the same as the nemesis, girls version....ie pink and pretty. But, if it has to work for the boys, there are some really cool Hyperlite boards out there. The 07's had some cool graffiti on them that could go either way.

http://www.wakeside.com/category/wakeboard_gear/youth/wakeboard_packages.do
kids wakeboard packages at wakeside....08's, no tax or shipping but over 200.

dapicatti
08-04-2008, 01:25 PM
There has to be some 07's out there....check the boardhouse, wakeside, or the links on Wakeworld somtimes have great deals.

http://www.evogear.com/outlet/wakeboards/liquid-force-star-jr-wakeboard-kids-2007.aspx

Not girly, LF star with bubble design....don't know if the boys would care or not. but $99

wakeX2wake
08-04-2008, 01:38 PM
boardco.com has some pretty good closeouts... also grizzly-sports.com is a good place to look for closeouts

coz
08-04-2008, 01:51 PM
boardco.com has some pretty good closeouts... also grizzly-sports.com is a good place to look for closeouts

Try this guy too, he has 05, 06 & 07 closeouts http://www.closeoutdude.com/

http://static.zoovy.com/img/closeoutdude/-/0/05diva124dbl

Gonzo
08-04-2008, 02:12 PM
Great advice everybody, that blue bubbled one looks like the deal... its not too bad for when he learns, I am sure he will want his own as time moves on. Quesiton about binders, are they interchangable brand by brand or do you have to match them up?

So 118 seems right for 60-70lbs and 4.5 feet tall?

Gonzo
08-04-2008, 02:14 PM
O yea, she wears a size 2 shoe.

Gonzo
08-04-2008, 02:17 PM
nevermind on the boardsize thing, i found that on the rt of the screen looks like they have boots that will work too, a full size more and adjustable at that, they can be tight lord knows mine are.

Gonzo
08-04-2008, 02:19 PM
looks great guys Thanks!!!

dapicatti
08-04-2008, 05:27 PM
You may want to call and check the color....different colors were different sizes...one was all PINK! Check it out before you buy.