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sand2snow22
08-13-2008, 03:10 AM
Well, she arrived a couple days ago. Can't wait to ride her :D Thanks to Mike Walker at www.thewalkerproject.com for building me a custom 4'8" F-18!

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC06748.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j55/bryanmclean18/DSC06747.jpg

x-10ron
08-13-2008, 08:57 AM
Sweet!!!!!

Roonie's
08-13-2008, 10:38 AM
let us know how it rides. Looks like a sweet board!!!

dapicatti
08-13-2008, 11:30 AM
Looks great. Let's see some pictures of you on it!

sand2snow22
08-13-2008, 02:51 PM
Hope to try it out soon. Supposed to be 100 for the next couple days! Only negative thus far is it doesn't fit in the MC board racks like my blue lake does. It will fit in my port storage compartment though. I might have to buy a surfboard rack, any suggestions?

sand2snow22
08-23-2008, 11:57 PM
let us know how it rides. Looks like a sweet board!!!

Finally had a chance to ride her today. Amazing board, super responsive, spins like a top! 10 times better than my Blue Lake, which is a pretty good board.

TX.X-30 fan
08-24-2008, 01:35 PM
I need a board and know nothing about them. What to buy and where? Sorry for the thread jack.

Nice looking board sand.

sand2snow22
08-24-2008, 04:38 PM
TX- After riding this board, I would look into a Composite X 5.0 from The Walker Project. It you're below 170 lbs, get the Composite X 4.5. I found them here, the cheapest for $299. Also, can't go wrong with an Inland Surfer Blue Lake, but looks like they're $200 more expensive at $495 a pop.

https://generalstore.wakeoutlaws.com/walker.php

TX.X-30 fan
08-24-2008, 04:51 PM
TX- After riding this board, I would look into a Composite X 5.0 from The Walker Project. It you're below 170 lbs, get the Composite X 4.5. I found them here, the cheapest for $299. Also, can't go wrong with an Inland Surfer Blue Lake, but looks like they're $200 more expensive at $495 a pop.

https://generalstore.wakeoutlaws.com/walker.php




Thanks sand, and I have not been below 170lb since I lost my crack pipe. :D:D

turbosdad
08-25-2008, 11:52 PM
has anyone tried the Shred Stixx. they "look" awesome???? They have a rep in the Austin area I think. Look on shredstixx.com

sand2snow22
08-26-2008, 01:49 AM
has anyone tried the Shred Stixx. they "look" awesome???? They have a rep in the Austin area I think. Look on shredstixx.com

I haven't ridden it, yet, but my buddy has a Shred Stixx Ja Mako, he's about 200 lbs and loves it. Thing is, if you're going to spend $550+ on a board, I would go with a custom board from The Walker project made to your specifications, not a board made for the masses. My two cents.

turbosdad
08-26-2008, 05:27 PM
I haven't ridden it, yet, but my buddy has a Shred Stixx Ja Mako, he's about 200 lbs and loves it. Thing is, if you're going to spend $550+ on a board, I would go with a custom board from The Walker project made to your specifications, not a board made for the masses. My two cents.
I did not know the price was that high. And the walker project boards?

ttu
08-26-2008, 05:34 PM
yeah those shred stixx are high:eek:

i looked at getting one and spoke with the owner but when he gave me the price my cell phone lost it's signal.

i went with the blue lake at the time. think it was at least $150 less

sand2snow22
08-26-2008, 10:06 PM
I did not know the price was that high. And the walker project boards?

The Walker Project boards start at $299 without traction on www.wakeoutlaws.com. I paid closer to the price of a Shred Stixx for my custom F-18 :o

norris laker
08-27-2008, 12:06 AM
We have a Shred Stix JaMako and two Walker boards (Composite X and a Bullet). All three are really good boards and I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. Fortunately, my kids won all three competing in wakesurf competitions. I prefer the JaMako but my son prefers the Walker boards. You can get very nice airbrushing on the Walker boards. I think the JaMako is probably a little more durable than the Walker boards.

mccobmd
08-27-2008, 12:09 AM
At the risk of a minor thread jack I am looking for a board that will allow me to free surf with standard ballast and 300 in the ski locker in my X1, I have a hyperlite landlock and it doesnt have quite enough thrust, I'm 6'3" 195 and am willing to pay for the board to avoid the hassle of a ballast upgrade.

sand2snow22
08-27-2008, 12:29 AM
Norris- That's great, any other boards out there worth mentioning?

Mcco- You should be able to free surf with the landlock. I have the same boat, weigh the same, and have done it behind my boat on the landlock with a few peeps in the boat. Boards that come to my mind; Inland Surfer Red Tide (easy to catch pocket), Ja Mako, Walker Composite X 5.0.

norris laker
08-27-2008, 12:53 AM
s2s, Inland Surfers are also a good choice. My favorite board is a Calibrated Telum. Unfortunately you can't purchase them. Hopefully they will be available next year.

tomo6188
09-03-2008, 12:35 PM
the board is awsome i have one too but it wasnt custom built they ride so nice you will love it.

mccobmd
09-06-2008, 01:09 AM
Sand, do you have problems with the nose dipping or board rolling, I am looking to upgrade boards and am having a hard time deciding between LF venture and Walker project. Walker won't fit in my X1 racks but I really want a board that I can free surf without massive ballast. I've heard the venture is very stable but Walker is faster and makes it easier it you miss the sweet spot.

tomo6188
09-06-2008, 12:42 PM
i ride a walker behind my X1 and dont have any problems. the board is super light and fast. the sweet spot on the X1 is not the biggest but you can get into it and ride for a while. i put my walker in my 07 X1 racks and it fits fine.

'02xrider
09-06-2008, 01:09 PM
I've got a Walker composite x 5.0 I would be willing to part with.

D3skier
09-06-2008, 01:56 PM
I've got a Walker composite x 5.0 I would be willing to part with.

have any pictures and what are you asking for it?

'02xrider
09-06-2008, 02:18 PM
I'll get some pix in the next day or two.

sand2snow22
09-08-2008, 11:36 PM
Sand, do you have problems with the nose dipping or board rolling, I am looking to upgrade boards and am having a hard time deciding between LF venture and Walker project. Walker won't fit in my X1 racks but I really want a board that I can free surf without massive ballast. I've heard the venture is very stable but Walker is faster and makes it easier it you miss the sweet spot.

No problems with the nose dipping, we had 9 people in the boat that day. Not sure what rolling is.

I haven't been on a liquid force in awhile, but I searched the venture and they remind me of the old LF boards I used to ride that were SLOW......The LF boards that look like surfboards might be better? I'm not excited about the wakeboard companies making surfboards. IMO wakesurf companies have better products, inland surfer, walker, shred stixx, etc.....

mccobmd
09-09-2008, 11:49 PM
Have you ridden one of the trick boardz?

sand2snow22
09-10-2008, 01:00 AM
Have you ridden one of the trick boardz?

Nope, they're cheaper, right? Are they more of a skim style board? Might be worth picking up a cheap used one!

mccobmd
09-10-2008, 10:18 AM
they are skim style, laminated wood with identical twin tip. everything I can find on them says they are fast and handle well. I'm looking for better free surfing with fewer tricks. The wood also makes them more durable. New for my size $254. That get's me half way to the walker I want so still weighing my options.

ttu
09-10-2008, 10:22 AM
I'll get some pix in the next day or two.

any pics or have you sold it.

tomo6188
09-10-2008, 12:56 PM
any pics or have you sold it.
i would possibly be interested as well let us know thanks