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Old 07-09-2008, 01:49 PM
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I've had my CWB Ride for about 2 years now. I think it was a good starting board and now it is not so long that we can't do tricks. I'm happy with it, especially at $250-$300.
yeah but for learning it is great!!! if u like it and want something shorter get a tsunami!!! it rides alot the same but is looser and easier to spin!!!

i have had people ride my board and the broadcast they all say they cant get the broadcast to turn but the ride will!!!!
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Old 07-09-2008, 04:40 PM
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I've decided to give wake surfing a whirl in hopes of getting my wife hooked on it. I have been a few times behind my friends boat and have read some different threads on here and other boards. I purchased two good sized fat sacs that I intend to put in the back and side of the 205, respectively.

My question is in regards to a board. I see them from $200-700. I assume it is much like regular surfing in that the bigger the board the easier for beginners. So, I need something for beginners that is going to serve us well. I see the "Blue Lake" has gotten great reviews but it is about $600 after shipping! Any suggestions or things to stay away from would be appreciated.

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Try to find a used Blue. A lot cheaper. They make very small changes to the board every year. I'd start with fleabay and wakeworld.!
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:45 PM
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I've decided to give wake surfing a whirl in hopes of getting my wife hooked on it. I have been a few times behind my friends boat and have read some different threads on here and other boards. I purchased two good sized fat sacs that I intend to put in the back and side of the 205, respectively.

My question is in regards to a board. I see them from $200-700. I assume it is much like regular surfing in that the bigger the board the easier for beginners. So, I need something for beginners that is going to serve us well. I see the "Blue Lake" has gotten great reviews but it is about $600 after shipping! Any suggestions or things to stay away from would be appreciated.

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I love my LF Custom 4'10" My experience is with actual surfing. The LF Custom gives me the feel of a true surfboard. For more aggressive maneuvers I have enjoyed the Phase5.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:27 AM
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We learned on a 4'-9" hyperlite broadcast and still use it all the time. My wife weighs 100 lbs and I weigh 180 and we both surf that board and we have taught lots of people on that board. We also have a CWB Tsunami surf board (~5'-1")and its great. It was about $250 last summer. The CWB is probably a little better to learn on because it tracks straighter.
I bought this HL Broadcast 2 years ago at wakeside.com for a little over $200. It is a great beginner board and it make wakesurf very easy to master. My kids were 9 and 10 when I got it, my wife is 110 lbs and I am 190 lbs and everybody is enjoying it. It is not made to do much figures with the small wake my 195 (X5) and your PS205 produce. My friend has a much smaller Liquid Force board I used a few time but because of the small wake of our boats (close to the boat also), it is very hard to do complex figures even with a more advance board. Everyone, (family and frends) can enjoy the larger beginner board, even with our "small" wakes.

Now, If you had a X-Star, this would be different . I tried it and it is a totally diffrent sport

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Old 07-18-2008, 09:40 AM
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Here is my friend riding a Liquid Force Wakesurf. I think its the Venture 5'6". He just doesnt know how to ride without the handle even though thats the best wake I've ever had behind my boat.

My normal board that we ride with is a Hyperlight Broadcast
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:51 AM
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I got a Hyperlite Landlock, the old style that they don't make anymore. Now I think it's just the broadcast and another board that looks like a door.

That old Landlock, anyone can surf on it, big, small, medium. I just cut the fins down in the back so it will break loose, but it'll float anyone.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:43 PM
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Hey Lenny,

Do your friend and yourself a favor by getting a surf specific rope. If you fall while surfing, there is a good chance of a body part going through the wakeboard handle which could lead to a serious injury. Sorry about being preachy but I've heard of too many people needlessly getting hurt by an inappropriate rope while surfing. There are usually three types of surf ropes (small handle, knotted end, or small tee handle). Never wrap or loop the rope around your hand. When you are ready to throw the rope, throw it to the opposite side of the wake.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:26 PM
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Yep. That no stretch wake board line could do some damage. We just got our Blue Lake at Action Water Sports (Michigan MC dealer). We've ridden the CWB and it is very nice. We also have a HL Braodcast which I find is easy to get up on, but hard to do much with. Have not tried the Blue Lake yet, but can't wait for next weekend!
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Well, finally got around to messing around with this. I have a 205 DD and we put one 500 lbs bag at the back, and one 350 lbs bag in the walk through. Additionally, we have 2 180-200 lb guys sit on the back pad with their feet on the teak. Than dial in 8.5 mph on the PP. We are getting a good wake and some long, rope free, rides. It's fun, but I hate the fat sacks--pump up--pump down.

Here is a shot from a BB.

Also, how are you guys getting up. I get in a wakeboard stance, sort of, with my heels on the board. I have the boat put in gear and than go--upon "go boat" I push the edge down with my heels and ride it up. The reason I ask is, I have some guys that are having a miserable time trying to get up. Any tips?
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:03 PM
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Also, how are you guys getting up. I get in a wakeboard stance, sort of, with my heels on the board. I have the boat put in gear and than go--upon "go boat" I push the edge down with my heels and ride it up. The reason I ask is, I have some guys that are having a miserable time trying to get up. Any tips?
I'm a rank beginner, but that's what I did first time trying it under the guidance of some experts. It seemed easy to me.
I think the key is where you put your heels/feet on the board before you go.
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