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Old 05-10-2016, 04:30 PM
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I like surf ropes personally. They're not just to prevent getting wrapped up in the handle, but also getting wrapped up in the rope itself. If you were to get a wakeboard rope wrapped around a finger during a fall, you might no longer have your finger. You can have serious injury to limbs as well. While a surf rope is bigger, it might give you a rope burn, but it's not going to cut your finger off if you get tied up in it.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:39 AM
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Hey guys,

Def recommend a surf rope, easier for all to use and any of them will do the job.

With regard to board lengths, there is a big misconception that big guys need big boards. If you have a decent wake, you can easily ride a well designed board that is between 4'6 and 4'8 even if you are 250lbs. You will have a lot more fun on the board as well. It will be much more agile and responsive. The only time we have built a board over 5' is when the rider is near 400lbs.

If you are open to spending the money for a custom/hand-made board, it will certainly be worth it for you. There are a few great companies out here that can build a board that will let you ride like everybody else in the boat. Happy to answer questions if you have any.
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