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Old 07-07-2008, 03:14 PM
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Need New Beginner ish Wakeboard.

I have a older CWB 136, that was given to me... I am wanting to step up to something different. I am 185 pounds and I think, i really need something up to a 141 or less..

Wanting a Hyperlite but dont want to get a Expert board...

Advise thoughts on a good board... Something I can grow in to... I am already to the point, I can clear the wake when I jump, and do grabs, but thats about it..
Lastly dont factor money as a issue.
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:24 PM
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i'm a fan of Ronix boards and bindings... i'd definitely go with closed toe bindings especailly if you want to get better... landing in the flats i got REALLY tired of my feet trying to slip through ends of my boots plus closed toe will give you more control which is never a bad thing... i'd roll with the ronix covin or vault... for hyperlite... i'd go with the premier if you're wanting to stay away from advanced pro models... you can always take the approach i did... get a really advanced board and learn to ride it... board dominated me for a while but once i got it whipped i own it
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:44 PM
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I ride a Liquid Force Trip 138, (I'm 6'1", 185 lbs) and that's able to handle anything I throw at it. I've had a few others ride it, from beginners to experts, and they all seemed to like it also. The Pro Suction LS bindings that came with the board dry rotted and fell apart after 2 years of use, which I was very disappointed with. I replaced them with Hyperlite Byerly's and been running them for two years now with no issues.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:51 PM
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i ride ronix and i am by far not as good as my equipment!! look for closeouts on 07's and great deals on 08's!! closed toes are the best too i love my ronix ones!!!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:54 PM
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Thanks guys... I will look up Ronix...

Anyone have thoughts on Size?
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:02 PM
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141 will work for you... it's probably a little big but that'll make it more forgiving for you which means less pain on your face... you'll be safe anywhere from a 138-141 but the larger the more forgiving but you give up a heavier board for the stability
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:21 PM
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I have a friend who loves his new Slingshot Recoil. Very light and thin, nice soft landings. He has the closed toe Liquid Force Watsons, raves about them too.

I ride a Watson board (138), rides great for me. Does not catch an edge that easy, so fewer faceplants. Great for surface tricks, and the spine makes for nice soft landings too. I've also heard good things about the LF Lyman board too.

You should go with at least a 140+ size board.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:14 PM
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Hyperlite Murray with Murray bindings, awsome setup. Some good threads and reviews on wakeworld. I am no expert but would say 140, it is a wide board with a lot of surface area.

edit: 2008 model
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:16 PM
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We started with the Hyperlite state- great learning board. My riding really progressed with the CWB pure. Lots of good boards out there, these worked for me.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:36 PM
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I ride a 08 Slingshot response with 07 Driver boots and love the set up. With the flex of the board is amzing for soft landings. My last board was a 07 Ronix Vault 144 with CWB faction bindings and that made me progress insanely. Ronix and bindings are for sale let me know!
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