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Old 09-03-2006, 01:47 PM
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Kid's Wakeboard

I am in the market for a wakeboard for a young lady who weighs about 75 lbs and is just getting into wakeboarding. Can anyone recommend a few.

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Old 09-03-2006, 03:13 PM
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My daughter just started also. I went to Sports Authority and they had the O'brien 132 Vixen on sale for 126.00. That's a killer deal! I would start her at the 132mm size since that's a board she can grow into instead out of.

Check with the sporting good stores, they cut prices on all watersport times at this time of the year to unload their inventory.

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Old 09-03-2006, 04:44 PM
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We got our kids a Hyperlite Motive 119. They each weigh about 85lbs.

Just be careful about getting too big a board b/c you don't want the groms sliding all around and faceplanting.

I think our dealer set us up with the package (board and bindings) for about $199.

www.buywake.com has a 'grom' section on their website.

http://www.buywake.com/catalog/detail/CW_J9FB1
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I believe a 132 is too much board for a 75 lb kid. Sure, she will pop right up. But when it comes to spins, jumps, etc. a kid, just like everyone else will do better with a board that fits. A 119-121 would be ideal, and I would say no bigger than a 126. Even a 119 will handle up to 100lbs. That's a lot of growth. Lot's of websites with good discount prices. Can usually find these small sizes for under $100. Liquid for Nemesis, CWB Myth, and Hyperlite Motive are some of the brands to search for. Lots of them on ebay as well. Here's a couple:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hyperlite-Voyage...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/FreeMotion-Spark...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/FreeMotion-Spark...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Blindside-Fl...QQcmdZViewItem

30 minutes pinging around the internet, and I'm positive you'll find a board and bindings for a great deal. BKH
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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My 9 year old weighs 72 and rides an O'Brien 126cm. He is growing into that nicely. 5 would stay away from a 132cm. My 135# Nephew rides a 133cm for perspective.


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Old 09-03-2006, 08:20 PM
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I am in the market for a wakeboard for a young lady who weighs about 75 lbs and is just getting into wakeboarding. Can anyone recommend a few.

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http://www.watersportideas.com/20osyslski.html Hope this helps
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Call her and talk to her Uncle Mark. I'm surprised she even wants to move from the kneeboard to a wakeboard. I'll take what I can get.
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You want me to send the vid again? Did you put her on 2 skis??
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No, I still have the video on my computer. Very cool. However, it did not do anything to inspire mine. She tried two skis twice. The first time we were behind my buddies BF 200 in Charleston. She sucked in some water. Then a few years later (actually last summer at Lake Gaston), I got the skis on her and into the water but she refused to grab the boom. I was so pissed. I'm not going to ask her again.
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