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dougl
02-12-2009, 06:38 PM
My son wants a wakeskate for his birthday and I have no clue what size I should get him. He's 11 yrs old wakeboards, snowboards and skateboards a little. He weighs about 70-75lbs. I was thinking I should get the smallest one possible - Found a Liquid Force Faction 40 - for $80 which seems pretty cheap. Anyone have an other recommendations size- brand - etc? Thanks!

Doug

coz
02-12-2009, 07:06 PM
My son wants a wakeskate for his birthday and I have no clue what size I should get him. He's 11 yrs old wakeboards, snowboards and skateboards a little. He weighs about 70-75lbs. I was thinking I should get the smallest one possible - Found a Liquid Force Faction 40 - for $80 which seems pretty cheap. Anyone have an other recommendations size- brand - etc? Thanks!

Doug

LF is the only board in our boat :D go something cheap and if he likes it upgrade, these are good boards at a good price, great first board we've had one.
:headbang: http://www.closeoutdude.com/product/4BT006WS/WAKESKATE_44_by_Butter_Boards.html :headbang:

dougl
02-12-2009, 11:24 PM
LF is the only board in our boat :D go something cheap and if he likes it upgrade, these are good boards at a good price, great first board we've had one.
:headbang: http://www.closeoutdude.com/product/4BT006WS/WAKESKATE_44_by_Butter_Boards.html :headbang:

Thanks coz - will a 44" be ok or should I go for the 40"?

coz
02-13-2009, 06:34 AM
Thanks coz - will a 44" be ok or should I go for the 40"?

Your son sounds like a light weight so the 40 should be no problem. We went with a bigger board because we didn't know how easy it is. My son & his buds love these things.

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm258/cozaz/River6-14052-1.jpg
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Good luck :headbang:

dougl
02-13-2009, 05:27 PM
Thanks.... what about wakeskate shoes, needed?

dlamont
02-14-2009, 01:45 PM
Go with the 40". I am 180lbs and I ride a 42" no prob. If your son has some older skateboard shoes I would recommend those first. If he gets into it, there are some "wakeskate shoes" out there, but regular skate shoes work fine. Have fun!!

Jim@BAWS
02-14-2009, 02:03 PM
IN STOCK ready to ship

http://ridecwb.com/base41.php

Jim@BAWS

JKTX21
02-14-2009, 02:05 PM
I would recommend not wakeskating.

I'm scarred forever after seeing my buddy snap his femur a few years back!

scramison
02-14-2009, 03:36 PM
I wouldn't recommend wakeskating.

I'm scarred forever after seeing my buddy snap his femur a few years back!

I would think that wakeboarding would be far more dangerous than wakeskating because your feet are stuck in bindings and if one comes out and the other doesn't you can easily have your legs trying to go different directions. Can you explain what he did when he fractured his femur?

PapaJoe
02-14-2009, 04:01 PM
If your son is only 11, go with a shorter board... I like LF Faction... best buy for the money....

Description:

The Faction continues to be the standard in wakeskating fun… it’s the design that every pro has started with on their way up to the top. These skates have solid features that help the entry level wakeskater progress quickly. Beginner and intermediate skaters will appreciate the release of the variable edge, as well as the 3-stage ollie poppin’ rocker. The skate that started it all remains as strong as ever.

Variable Edge
-More forgiving and round at the center, sharper at the tail for edging.
9 Ply Maple Deck
-Stiff, responsive, and full of life. Poppin’ fresh.
Marine Grade Epoxy Outer Seal
-12 step process that keeps the elements out.
3 Stage Rocker

Buywake.com has it for about $99.00

dougl
02-14-2009, 09:39 PM
I would recommend not wakeskating.

I'm scarred forever after seeing my buddy snap his femur a few years back!

ouch! How did he do that? I always worry about that snowboarding but never thought you could do it wakeskating (though I've never been on one).

JKTX21
02-14-2009, 09:52 PM
It's really not all that uncommon. He was jumping wakes and came down to plant a little wide and missed with his right leg. One leg on and one leg off is all it takes.

dougl
02-15-2009, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the info, went with the LF Faction ($80 at the-house) just won't let mom see the comments about busted femur's.

scramison
02-15-2009, 04:03 AM
Thanks for the info, went with the LF Faction ($80 at the-house) just won't let mom see the comments about busted femur's.

that a boy....just remeber people break their femurs in car wrecks too but we all still get in them. You can't protect your kid from everything but you can give him an experience of a lifetime on that board.