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ctjahn
07-24-2012, 11:26 AM
Just looking to give it a try but I know if I have the wrong tool it will make learning frustrating... http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/spo/3157828186.html

mikeg205
07-24-2012, 11:41 PM
IMO - make sure the bindings fit and you have a patient driver...the binding are critical - to small and your toes will push the board forward on start - too small and your feet will be loose...

LYNRDSKYNRD
07-24-2012, 11:52 PM
How tall are you, how much do you weigh, shoe size. Good bindings are very important as mentioned above.

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ctjahn
07-25-2012, 08:00 AM
I am 5'8" (optimistic) and 145 - 155 depending on the day and season.

CruisinGA
07-25-2012, 08:30 AM
I ride a $100 board from Bass Pro... With $450 boots. That should give you an idea of the relative importance.

I'm no pro (or really very good at all) but this cheap board has had many back rolls, tantrums, scarecrows and 360's under its belt.

76S&S
07-25-2012, 08:39 AM
Liquid Force Trip is a good board to learn/advance on.

JBrew
07-25-2012, 09:51 AM
you can get a new set up for about 50 bucks more... can't remember if it was here or WW that a guy got a cwb+bindings for 209

mzimme
07-25-2012, 10:19 AM
You can get into a decent setup for ~300 or so over on Evo.com. Check out their closeout section.

LYNRDSKYNRD
07-25-2012, 10:44 AM
In my opinion this is a better board than the one you had posted up for the same money as long as the bindings fit looks like a decent deal.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/spo/3150533707.html

O2BESOHUGE
07-25-2012, 12:03 PM
GO TO SKI-IT-AGAIN.COM

YOU CAN GET A BETTER USED BOARD FOR THE MONEY

http://www.ski-it-again.com/php/skiitagain.php?topic=Search&category=WakeBOARD

Jason.H.
07-25-2012, 02:00 PM
I have the hyperlite state board with remix bindings and absolutely love it. It can be had from evo.com in the outlet for $265. Cant beat brand spankin new

mzimme
07-25-2012, 02:06 PM
I have the hyperlite state board with remix bindings and absolutely love it. It can be had from evo.com in the outlet for $265. Cant beat brand spankin new

Link to what he's talking about:

http://www.evo.com/outlet/mashups/hyperlite-state-wakeboard-remix-bindings-2011.aspx

LYNRDSKYNRD
07-25-2012, 02:14 PM
The "State" is a good board it's what both my kids learned on. + free shipping.

02ProstarSammyD
07-25-2012, 02:19 PM
My opinion is to get a decent board to start off. Unless you just want a "starter" board on the boat you will advance past a crappy setup quickly. You want a board that is going to teach you where your band tendancies are as they are hard to break later. I really started riding weekly last year and had a HL Motive with some cheese bindings and I was ready to get out of it quickly. Snowdeals on ebay is selling company bindings for 50-100 shipped and they are top notch bindings. Find a board on evo to go along with those and you are set. I bought a watson package with transit bindings last year for 299 shipped and the board is fantastic. I keep the company bindings for me and just change out boots if someone doesn't have a board since they are size specific.

If you are concerned about spending the extra $ think of it this way. You get a good setup now for alittle more money of you spend it next year getting a better board. Either way you are going to spend it.

boards:
http://www.evo.com/outlet/wakeboards/liquid-force-watson-wakeboard.aspx#image=40730.Size.LengthCM_135_Image .jpg

bindings
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=company+bindings&_sacat=0