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tfalcon
10-08-2012, 01:03 PM
I have only been surfing for this year. My family and I love it. My son's friends come out all the time as well ( which are all around my size ). We currently have a Hyperlite Broadcast. Looking to upgrade. I am 5'11"- 175Lbs ish and my son is 5'8" 155Lbs ish.
looking for something we can expand our ability on. Maybe some tricks....360's etc and whatever else I can find on youtube...lol
Not sure what to look for. Any info would help. A friend suggested an Inland surfer - contagious???
Not sure if it matters but I have a 04 x10 and am currently upgrading the ballast to improve the wake. The current wake is very short and sweet spot is microscopic.
Thanks

TheWoons
10-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Inland has a few boards that would work well and I would also recommend a custom Soulcraft built for you and your wake. PM sent.

tfalcon
10-08-2012, 01:27 PM
Thanks for the help
I will google Soulcraft and see what they have

tfalcon
10-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Do you know the models of Inland surfer that would work ? i.e. contagious ( which is the only one I know because of my friend's recommendation )
Thanks

TheWoons
10-08-2012, 01:36 PM
The contagious is a skim board but can be made to ride more like a surf board by adding more fins. My wife has one that she used to ride with added fins so it rode like a surf board. It's very slow on the water. You will need to decide if you want a skim or surf style board first and then go from there.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=50447

Specter
10-08-2012, 03:14 PM
I haven't ridden the Soulcraft boards so I can't comment on those but based on your original post I would recommend any of these:

4'8" Custom Quad (http://www.liquidforce.com/wakesurfers-custom-quad.html)

4'10" Custom Thruster (http://www.liquidforce.com/wakesurfers-custom-thruster.html)

Inland Blue Lake v2 (http://www.inlandsurfer.com/boards/12/bluelake.htm)

If you don't want to drop a ton of money I would suggest the following:

5'0" Fish (http://www.liquidforce.com/wakesurfers-fish.html)

hondaprlud
10-08-2012, 05:53 PM
I ride an IS sweet spot. I'm about the same size as you. I love the board but it took some getting used to.

Skipper
10-08-2012, 07:29 PM
You might try either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Excellent for surfing. You can pick up a board for a great price at one of the local board shops. No hauling the boat, winterizing, or dealing with maintenance issues. And best of all, slalom enthusiasts can actually get out and enjoy the water in your absence.

Hammer
10-08-2012, 09:17 PM
^^^^^^^^:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:popcorn:^^^ ^^^^^^

tmacx2
10-09-2012, 02:23 AM
Hey bro, why so mad? The guy is just looking for some board advice. Don't you know skiers mess up the water for fishermen? Plus, you've got things a little out of order. It's fishermen hate skiers, skiers hate wakeboarders, wakeboarders hate surfers and everybody hates tubers. Most of the ski and wakeboard boats I see are pulling tubers anyway but it's their boat and they can do what they want. People can even come on a wakesurf thread and complain about wakesurfing, even if it makes them look like a total dbag.

scott023
10-09-2012, 10:47 AM
You might try either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Excellent for surfing. You can pick up a board for a great price at one of the local board shops. No hauling the boat, winterizing, or dealing with maintenance issues. And best of all, slalom enthusiasts can actually get out and enjoy the water in your absence.

Oh shush Skipper, no reason to post that garbage up.


Besides, you skiers are always injured anyway. :D

tfalcon
10-10-2012, 12:03 AM
Hahaha
Thats funny
Well put

tfalcon
10-10-2012, 12:04 AM
hahaha
that's funny
well put

88 PS190
10-10-2012, 12:27 AM
You might try either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Excellent for surfing. You can pick up a board for a great price at one of the local board shops. No hauling the boat, winterizing, or dealing with maintenance issues. And best of all, slalom enthusiasts can actually get out and enjoy the water in your absence.


Now boys, he is simply referencing the fact that wake boats produce VASTLY improved surf wakes in deeper water, 40 feet or so is about right. So the fact is, surfers and skiers should almost NEVER be sharing the same section of water! I try to find water 3'-4' deep so course set up is easier.

Therefore if your lake does not have good deep water, you are on the wrong body of water!

Such simple and irrefutable logic just cannot be ignored.

Besides, I prefer the surfers to the wakeboarders and tubers. Atleast they generally move so slowly and fall so often that they utilize relatively little of the water, so long as they'd have the common courtesy to let the boats drop off plane and have the surfer swim back to the boat, they'd be even easier to deal with.

tmacx2
10-10-2012, 02:32 PM
You have a good point about water depth and most surfers know this but not everyone is fortunate to be near a deep lake and just because someone is new to surfing doesn't necessarily mean they are new to boating. I'm relatively new to surfing but have been boating for 30+ years. I even learned to slalom behind an outboard (is that even allowed?! shhh, don't tell anyone). Most experienced boaters will stay away from other boats no matter what they are doing. There are idiots who surf, wakeboard and yes, even idiots who slalom. If someone is surfing near your course what's wrong with saying "Hey man, if I stay on this side and you stay on the other side we won't mess up each others lines"? I bet most people would be agreeable and maybe because of inexperience they didn't realize what they were doing and now learned something. So let's put on our big boy pants and remember respect is a two way street no matter what you're doing.
Now back to the topic. Tfalcon, Woon is hooking me up with a soulcraft fangtail. I'll post some pics in the soulcraft thread when I get it. Should be sweet and the cost with custom artwork is comparable to a lot of boards. Hoping I get a chance to ride it this year. Do you have any boardshops within a reasonable distance? Some will let you demo boards. Might give you a better idea of what works for you. Good luck with your search and post some pics of what you get.

tfalcon
10-11-2012, 12:51 AM
I appreciate your input and reasonable perspective
I have a couple of shops that aren't too far. That's a good idea to try a demo.
I am curious about the soulcraft as well. I will look for your pics.
Thanks

TheWoons
10-11-2012, 02:43 AM
I appreciate your input and reasonable perspective
I have a couple of shops that aren't too far. That's a good idea to try a demo.
I am curious about the soulcraft as well. I will look for your pics.
Thanks

The issue is 99% of shops won't have the really good boards to Demo. If you want to ride the good ones you'll have to get lucky and find someone local that will let you go out with them or borrow one.

bturner2
10-11-2012, 08:58 AM
The two good shops local to me quit doing demos on wakeboards and wakesurfers a couple years ago for all but their best customers. Even at that the only surf boards they would demo were the lower end compression type surfboards. Apparently they were getting a lot of their gear back in less than desirable condition. I was able to demo a Liquid Force Heartbreak for my daughter a couple years back but only after getting an over ride from the store manager and a promise to take care of the board. I also had to shell out a $50 non refundable deposit (the $50 would be good for any products in their shop should I not want the board). That was for a $300 compression board.

The high end boards due to their cost tend to be custom made and are less likely to be readily available at most shops. They are also going to be more fragile and prone to dents and dings which along with the added cost of the board is going to be an inhibitor to any reasonably priced demo program. I can't see how a local shop is going to be able to carry an inventory of $800 boards and have any desire to loan them out.

Ryan has a Fang Tail on order for me also but the only riding I'll be doing on it this year will be in my dreams. As I write this note my desktop weather gadget is saying it's 34 degrees. The boat's been winterized and waiting for a detail before heading for heated storage.