View Full Version : Purchasing Wakeboarding Equipment
12-01-2010, 04:52 PM
Can anyone point in the right direction?
I'm looking for an on-line sight to purchase wakeboarding equipment, etc.
Twenty years ago, the only place like that was Overton's (catalog sales only of course). Are there any better web sites than this keeping in mind price, selection, and service? Thanks....
12-01-2010, 04:59 PM
Welcome to Team Talk. Depending on where you are in the Midwest, you might be close to The House Boardshop. They are right in St. Paul and have a huge outlet center with some serious discounts. They ship as well if you aren't local.
12-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Barts is pretty good. Ski it again for used stuff
12-01-2010, 05:32 PM
you can also look at www.H2Oproshop.com or call Matt at Trophy Lakes
12-01-2010, 06:09 PM
For a good selection and some helpful buyers guides checkout http://www.wakeside.com
12-01-2010, 06:18 PM
Midwest Mastercraft in Crystal has a good selection and good prices. You can order online at http://www.waterskis.com/
12-01-2010, 06:30 PM
Overtons.com. Not the biggest selection, but good prices
12-01-2010, 07:16 PM
Looking to save more money, check out EBAY. Thats where I started and got my original wakeboard, kneeboard, barefoot boom, etc. from there. Saved me a ton of money.
I've used buywake.com in the past. Had great deals back then.
12-01-2010, 11:38 PM
can anyone point me in the right direction as to what size board and brand I should get?
im 5'8" 170 for reference
12-02-2010, 10:14 AM
I've got a 135 Hyperlite State and a 135 CWB Pure both for sale........both great boards.......should handle your wt.........make an offer. Had the boat repo'ed in Spring....looks like I'll be losing my house here soon.........motivated seller.:(
12-03-2010, 12:02 AM
I think the 135 is a little short for me
12-03-2010, 01:44 AM
Many factors go into deciding what board works for you. I am your same size and ride boards from 135 to 141. Your skill level, boat speed, wake size, and style of riding all make a big difference.
Assuming you are a beginner, I suggest a board between 136 and 140 cm. I would go with a continuous rocker or "hybrid"/"Subtle 3-stage" rocker board as they tend to be more predictable.
Lots of good choices. The Liquid Force Witness 140 would be an excellent choice.
12-03-2010, 04:45 PM
Thanks for all your responses. This is good info. Time to go Christmas shopping...
12-03-2010, 05:44 PM
I recommend wiley's ski shop. they are on line and you can call them. very helpful. more focused on slalom skis but have wakeboard stuff too.
12-11-2010, 11:29 PM
with only knowing height and weight i would say go about 138 (for your weight 140 or 141 would work but may not be very agile/manuverable but easy to learn on).... try Evo.com. Im a big fan of CWB wakeboards. ridecwb.com
2009 faction 138...love this board
12-11-2010, 11:30 PM
5'10 170 btw
12-13-2010, 02:11 AM
thank you! that is the answer I have been hoping someone would post along those lines.
12-13-2010, 02:14 AM
is there any other info I can post that would make it easier to make a decision?
12-14-2010, 09:40 AM
give the folks at active watersports a shout - they can hook you up
12-14-2010, 11:46 AM
i like ebay. you can get last years model for cheap from alot of places on therte. all they change is the colors. saves money !!
12-31-2010, 11:10 AM
most of the reputable sites will have sizing charts - there's also some great info at wakeboarder.com - this site will get you not only sizing charts but product reviews -
me personally I ride a slingshot response with Ronix one boots - it's a flex board.... my main point - do some research and I would also recommend a demo (good luck this time of year)
01-02-2011, 10:10 PM
www.soswakeboard.com is our local shop here in NJ, but he ships anywhere. Ask for Craig and tell him Dave W sent you..........he really knows wakeboard gear and has helped me out many times before.
Another site (and store) is www.perfski.com in Orlando FL. They have a huge selection and many closeout deals too.
01-17-2011, 08:49 PM
I have used www.evo.com and www.the-house.com. Both were easy to deal with and have good selection. Great prices on older stuff. They also have bikes, skis, snowboards and other things.