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Old 11-15-2016, 05:25 PM
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Any other sites to keep an eye on??
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:47 PM
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Any other sites to keep an eye on??
My local shop just launched their new website:

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Old 11-16-2016, 01:00 PM
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my 2p, I'm 5'8" and about 190lb, I still ride (and love) my old trip 28 (yes 128) but it is a bit short (used to be about 170lb!)

I tried a watson 134 and it's too short for me, never liked it, too skittish. I've built a 142 which is too large for me on the boat but good on the cable, my 137 is near enough perfect but may build another at 139 and see how that feels.

I think a 136 will feel too short for you given your height, as you're quite light for your height I'd say 139/142 range would be a good fit.

Don't go too high end on the board for the moment as you'll find it more difficult to ride

Also, not mentioned as you're talking about boards but don't put too much (if any) ballast in until you have learnt to edge properly. Even with a non ballasted boat you should be able to wake to wake and land in the flats when you want to. Once you've got that dialed then ballast up and get the extra height. David O'Caoimh (Irish wakeboarder) has got some good videos on facebook about edging, wake jumps and ballasting that are worth a view
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:06 PM
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:10 PM
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I think we've covered the reasons to go to a bigger board well. The reason you don't want to go too big is weight and rotational inertia. IMO for a beginner until you get really large there's no such thing as too big of a board. It's easier to get up, there's less drag and more stability. When you want to start spinning and getting inverted the rotational inertia and weight make a noticeable difference and here's where you might not want to get too large. Many manufactures have reduced the weight with technology so even the bigger boards weight less than the small boards of just a couple of years ago and it's less of an issue.

Obviously some pros are pretty small and still rock really big boards so there's no exact formula for the perfect board. Just trades off you have to make your peace with. I know it's the wrong time of year for this but demo days are awesome. Nothing like being able to try a few different boards out to see what feels right for you.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:13 PM
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Many manufactures have reduced the weight with technology so even the bigger boards weight less than the small boards of just a couple of years ago and it's less of an issue.
Ain't that the truth, my 142 is 3lb lighter than my 134
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Old 11-16-2016, 03:36 PM
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Any thoughts on the cwb dowdy? I can get a 143 with bindings for 350 shipped. Too aggressive??
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Old 11-16-2016, 03:46 PM
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So it's either cwb reverb with venza open toe for 250 or cwb dowdy with md bindings for 350. Don't mind spending the extra for the better board but will it be too advanced for me??
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Old 11-16-2016, 03:50 PM
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So it's either cwb reverb with venza open toe for 250 or cwb dowdy with md bindings for 350. Don't mind spending the extra for the better board but will it be too advanced for me??
You'll want the closed toe bindings. I have a CWB Standard with JT's and love it
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Old 11-16-2016, 04:04 PM
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You'll want the closed toe bindings. I have a CWB Standard with JT's and love it
Okay, ordered the dowdy with md bindings. I guess the md are a little stiffer then your jt's. The standard was out of my budget.
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