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zberger
05-21-2006, 11:34 PM
Anyone have any idea's for a beginner wakeboard. I have a buddy of mine who is looking into buying a board and i was looking for some opinons of you guys... What size is the best, what bindings suck, which are good, etc.

PS if anyone is selling one, lemme know. He's ready to pull the trigger if you can get it here by next weekend :)

MYMC
05-22-2006, 10:09 AM
Go with a Hyperlite Motive. As to size it depends on how big the person is that will be riding it.

USC8791
05-22-2006, 12:14 PM
Teach him to slalom instead.

zberger
05-22-2006, 01:03 PM
Go with a Hyperlite Motive. As to size it depends on how big the person is that will be riding it.

180 all the way up to 250...

All of us are under 6 foot.

zberger
05-22-2006, 01:03 PM
Teach him to slalom instead.

Thats what he might do next month, my buddies dad wants him to be able to get up on 2 ski's all the time before switching to one.

MYMC
05-22-2006, 01:19 PM
Since you have thrown the "250" guy into the mix Maeghan is saying a Hyperlite State 140 instead of the Motive.

zberger
05-22-2006, 02:56 PM
Since you have thrown the "250" guy into the mix Maeghan is saying a Hyperlite State 140 instead of the Motive.

I'm the 250 guy :) Slowly dropping pounds tho..

michael freeman
05-22-2006, 03:55 PM
180 all the way up to 250...

All of us are under 6 foot.

I think my board is listed as 180-250 and it is a 142 from CWB.

Forgot the name, Flame something I think. It is the CWB with a blue flame on it. You can buy it in a package with bindings for a little more then what you are going to pay for the Motive package. I am beginning as well and haven't been up on it long enough to give any real input, but I love the bindings. Mine are called Torque I think and then the high end ones are called Zeus. They hinge opens so you can put your foot in the boot without soap. You just put your foot in pop the lever up(closed), then you have two sets of lace ups that you tighten up (across foot and around ankles). This takes all the work out of getting into your boots.

This is the package they suggested at Texas Mastercraft Pro Shop. I tried on the Motive package and had to fight to get my feet in to boot, but I wear 13s so it may be a big foot issue.

ridehype4life
05-22-2006, 05:06 PM
The Torq's are great. I am currently riding them until my Zeus's come in, and the hinge tech is a gift from god. Easy in without soap, and flip up the hinge and you heel gets sucked down in place with a super amount of hold. The torq's are easy on the wallet, too, only 199. I highly reccomend the 06 CWB hinge tech bindings, no matter what board you put them on.

River Rat
05-22-2006, 05:22 PM
I am #235 and I love my 142 State great board, going back to the GYM today!!

NORTHERN LIGHTS
05-22-2006, 05:33 PM
I'm 6'5" and 275 and ride a hyperlite era 147. Your probably lookin in the 138-140 range for board size. read up on the boards and get a nice easy intermediate board. For about 250$ you can get good packages.

zberger
05-22-2006, 05:40 PM
I am #235 and I love my 142 State great board, going back to the GYM today!!

Yeah, I need to go on a bike ride tonight.. unfortunately I don't have the convenience of either owning a boat or lake property.. or even having access to nearby lake.

Its all a dream for me, but an MC is my boat of choice :)

zberger
05-22-2006, 05:42 PM
I'm 6'5" and 275 and ride a hyperlite era 147. Your probably lookin in the 138-140 range for board size. read up on the boards and get a nice easy intermediate board. For about 250$ you can get good packages.

Where at? Online?

dapicatti
05-23-2006, 12:40 AM
Check out wakeside.com
Free Shipping, great package deals and no tax if you don't live in Oregon. Got my board in 3 days from them. :)

Ryan
05-23-2006, 01:03 AM
If you're looking to stay cheap, here's a good beginner board (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7243184809&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&rd=1) on Ebay.

Thehouse.com and Seatllewatersports.com have some of the best pricing I know of.

Doug G
05-23-2006, 01:18 AM
Like most other things there is no stock answer for this. Different people like different boards, different sizes etc... If you will share it or is it just for you...

Find a good local shop and talk with them. If they are a good shop they will let you demo / test ride the board and bindings.

River Rat
05-23-2006, 10:49 AM
I bought 3 set up's for me and my boys this year, board and boots for $675 from our local pro shop. We went in and asked for last years model and came out with a great deal!