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Old 11-08-2018, 02:34 PM
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Wakeboard for 5 year old

With the Christmas season coming in hot I think it is time to get the little one a wakeboard. I have a set of skis to start with, and the family wants to get him a wakeboard too.

He is almost 60lbs but is tall as well. What have you guys used for your kids to learn? Looks like they are all going to be close to the $300 mark with bindings.
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I hear these are good for getting kids started. My kid is only 4 weeks old so i'm still a little ways off. wife wants one for herself though......-_-

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Old 11-08-2018, 09:13 PM
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Wakeboard for 5 year old

Can anyone help with advice on buying bindings for our 4 year old girl?
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...2&share_type=t I started this thread a while back and a member named MTH7 hooked us up with bindings. I think we payed 160$ for the board (on eBay) and another 160$ for the bindings so your right on with the 300$ mark.
This is his email... [email protected]. It was very nice working with him. He can definitely help you out.


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I hear these are good for getting kids started. My kid is only 4 weeks old so i'm still a little ways off. wife wants one for herself though......-_-

https://zup.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA2o_fB...waAtQSEALw_wcB


That is cool!....we might have to get one of those. Our little one didn’t do so good with the wakeboard and the pole to start with. But i do think she would take right off on that thing. Wonder if you can hook it up to a barefoot pole with the rope being shortened?


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Old 11-09-2018, 12:30 PM
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With the Christmas season coming in hot I think it is time to get the little one a wakeboard. I have a set of skis to start with, and the family wants to get him a wakeboard too.

He is almost 60lbs but is tall as well. What have you guys used for your kids to learn? Looks like they are all going to be close to the $300 mark with bindings.
See if you can find a Slingshot Grom. This is a great kid board. You can probably find a 2018 closeout. I have a couple of CWB boards for the little ones I will give away. These are also good beginner boards but the clamp bindings (plastic) do not hold up very well and when they break, create a cut hazard on the board.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:52 PM
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A helmet is a good idea on one that young. They are flexible enough to have the board come up and hit they in the head while still attached to the feet -- scorpion effect. Leaving the lake for stitches ruins your lake day.
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:31 PM
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See if you can find a Slingshot Grom. This is a great kid board. You can probably find a 2018 closeout. I have a couple of CWB boards for the little ones I will give away. These are also good beginner boards but the clamp bindings (plastic) do not hold up very well and when they break, create a cut hazard on the board.
Dont like the idea of them breaking, but what do you have? Friend has a brand new 119 I am looking at. I have looked at the zup, but he already kneeboards and has done that all year, and I have training skis already (santa just needs to deliver them).
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I will be at the lake taking the boat to storage tomorrow and will grab them and some pics. Slingshot has Velcro bindings unlike the CWB clamps.
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My 6 yr old grandson learned how to wakeboard this past summer on a Hyperlite Motive, 109 cm, with Sprint bindings. He's 60 lbs also. I'm not sure if they still make a 109 but I think just about any kids board will be fine. It's amazing how fast they progress. It didn't take long for him to start carving back and forth and learning how to do a surface 180. So fun to watch.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:27 AM
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My wife did say that when we bought that 109” ...that we are lucky and we bought the last one. I think she said something like “we are lucky” because technically he shouldn’t be selling it or something like that. I’ll ask her later. Why is that, are they that dangerous..or something ?


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