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Old 07-12-2006, 04:35 PM
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Entry Wakeboard

Fella's I have been riding my BrotherInLaws Hyperlite for the last couple of weeks and have noticed as I get more comfortable with turns crossing the wakes etc. That his board is definetely not for the entry level rider. What would you suggest for a entry level board that I will enjoy for a couple of seasons until it's time to upgrade. Thanks for the suggestions. And anyone know of a good suggestion for the wife as well.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:42 PM
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We've got an O'Brien that we used to teach ourselves and keep around for guests.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:44 PM
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We've got an O'Brien that we used to teach ourselves and keep around for guests.
How about slalom training skis or something a bit more recreational or stable than the single comp we have been trying to ride. Cant get out of the water on that thing to save my life.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:48 PM
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Look for one of the wider shaped skis that they sell now. We bought a pair of O'Brien for our kids to learn on and my daughter just took off on a slalom run with ease.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:54 PM
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hyperlite motive or state. Both are really good beginner boards that will allow you to progress on for some time.

what ever you do don't buy a cheap board to start, because you will be replacing it before you know it.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:55 PM
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hyperlite motive or state. Both are really good beginner boards that will allow you to progress on for some time.

what ever you do don't buy a cheap board to start, because you will be replacing it before you know it.
Kinda figured not to buy the cheap one to start. Isnt that why I bought my MC instead of some I/O for the first boat??
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:03 PM
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sanjuan, was not trying to offend you by any means.....just trying to save you some bucks down the road.

oh heck go ahead and go with a pro $500 board and $350 bindings. Since you already have the cash sitting in the closet.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:08 PM
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Not at all man didnt take it that way! Wish I had that kinda money sitting around but it would be in something other than a "pro" wakeboard. Sorry if I sounded like the arse..
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:25 PM
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No prob. I was just funna ya.

If you can try to demo some boards. My son, age 12 rides a State 130.

He can do w2w 180's and some inverts. He had a chance at Table Rock over the 4th to ride a Murray 134. He had a smile on from ear to ear thinking damm my dad might buy me this board. He road it about 4 sets and went back to his state because it's just more predictable.

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Old 07-12-2006, 06:50 PM
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I'm the guy with the cheap board. And I agree, don't buy one. It does do well at keeping the dust off some old boxes in our garage.
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