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Old 03-21-2008, 11:14 AM
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Size????

How do you determine what size board you need. I'm 6'2" and about 205lbs. Also, whats a good board for the $$ for a novice such as myself?
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:16 AM
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I'm about the same size, and have a cwb 141
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:19 AM
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Preciate it, Ill check it out! Any opinion on binders/boots as I know squat about that setup as well?
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:23 AM
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I got this one with Faction bindings, and like it. I'm no expert though. Just seemed like the most bang for the buck to me

http://www.bartswatersports.com/cata...oard/index.asp
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:30 AM
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I have a pair of Faction Bindings for sale size XL...let me know if your interested!

I'm 6'1 205lbs and I ride a Ronix Vault 144
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Old 03-21-2008, 11:33 AM
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Preciate it, Ill check it out! Any opinion on binders/boots as I know squat about that setup as well?
Call them Bindings
Go big board and lace up bindings at first and my choice is anything Liquid Force.

Liquid Force Evolution 142 w/Ultra Suction Bindings

Check out these LF Vans looking bindings, my kids dig em.


"here's the LF binding selection"
http://www.wakeside.com/category/bra...FREcagod92fj_Q

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Old 03-21-2008, 11:45 AM
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The best way to determine what is right for you is to test it before you buy it. That is one of the things that I wanted to do with this board that I have now except I worked out a deal with SOS to say that if I wasnt happy with it all I had to do was send it back and they would send a new one. So if you dont have the opportunity to ride before you buy try to make a deal like that.


Whats your foot size? ahah
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:04 PM
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6'2" 186 - ride a 139 3ds. i Wouldn't go smaller than a 138 for your size. its all preference, but a bigger board can be harder to control when you're getting the hang of things. try to ride some different boards before you buy or buy cheap so you can drop it, let it fall out of racks, your friends can ride it, it could be a "boat board" or a slider board. def don't drop 3 hundy on what someone recommended on a website.
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Old 03-21-2008, 04:23 PM
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at your size a 141-144 should be great......just try a couple boards and see which ones you like best...most shops will demo....same goes for boots as well.


As far as a board.........So many choices, but I would lean something with what they call a continuos rocker or continuous hybrid or subtle 3 stage.......very smooth feel that pops consistantly off the wake. Stay away from and abrupt 3 stage rockers and 3 stage rockers....very hard board to ride for newbies.....your balance, technique and body position have to be perfect in order to get the pop off the wake from a board with a rocker like that. A Hyperlite Motive, State CWB Kink or Sol (both are subtle three stage rockers, so still very smooth and consistant.) Liquid Force Omega, Trip are all great starts........You can always go a little more expensive if you like, but totally up to you. I always tell people on a budget to spend more on a binding and get a good one and less on a board. Don't do the opposite.. YOur feet need to be comfy and have support
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:14 PM
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I ride LF Omega 143. The proshop recommended it, and claimed it was suitable for me to learn on, while being suitable for intermediate riders as well. I have no complaints.
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