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tfalcon
10-08-2012, 08:18 PM
Can someone please explain the difference in wake surfers in regards to "skim and "surf" .
Thanks.

barefoot
10-08-2012, 08:44 PM
if you don't know, i'm not gonna tell you :cool:







(actually, I have zero clue...)

ttu
10-08-2012, 08:49 PM
where is socal sodar when you need him!:D

yahoo is a good guy also!

http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7mkOdHNQMTQA2UJXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0YnBiNTI 0BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1ZJUDA1MV83N g--/SIG=11sbmepp2/EXP=1349772430/**http%3a//howtowakesurf.com/Which_Board.jsp

tfalcon
10-08-2012, 08:53 PM
hahaha
that's funny
I know I have it coming.

tfalcon
10-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Thanks for the help

TheWoons
10-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Skim boards are shorter, only use one fin or in many cases with good skimmers no fins and are made for skate board style tricks like shuv-its and a ton of surface rotations. Surf boards are typically longer, more stable but you can still do a lot of tricks on surf boards as well. When you watch the pros ride now there's very little difference between surf and skim (the men, not the women). Skim boards are much more slick and easier to do rotations. Both are fun in their own way.

tfalcon
10-09-2012, 10:58 PM
I appreciate your help
Thanks

wbreaux
12-20-2012, 12:21 AM
I guess I have a semi in between board...Its a hyperlight broadcast I'm pretty sure. Its pretty thin and all but has 3 fins. It's a decent board looking for a short skim with no fins for next season. Any suggestions?