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Old 03-25-2011, 05:13 PM
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New Surf Board Help

All,

My daughter turns 16 and we want to buy her a surf board. I am just buying a new X14V and have no clue what type or size to buy. She is 5'9 and about 140lbs.

HELP!!!!
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:15 PM
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Get a hold of the guys at the Walker Project. Best team around IMO. If you have video of her surfing, you can send it to them and that will help determine what board to put her one. I own three Walker boards and won't ride anything else now.


http://www.thewalkerproject.com/
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:23 PM
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:42 PM
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The Walker Project boards are without a doubt top notch but are also not cheap by any stretch of the imagination unless something has changed recently. If you're looking for a good starter board you may want to consider the CWB Heart Breaker board. It's styled for girls (women) and is a very good performing board that will allow for spins, 180s and other skim type tricks. The best part is that she'll be able to get start at a reasonable price. My daughter is 5' 10" and about 140lbs. She had the board all last summer and loved it. I also have a Inland Surfer Blue Lake and she prefers the heart breaker. Found this one delivered for $288 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/CWB-Heartbreak.../dp/B003ET6RCO

I've also heard a lot of good things about the Ronix Koal and it's available in pink for $314 here.....

http://www.thewakehouse.com/products...urf-Board.html

The only down side that I've heard on this board is that it can be a bit fragile.

While these are not a hand shaped custom boards they will be able to take a beating and serve as a good starting point. Phase 5 and Inland Surfer also make good boards but once again you'll be climbing up into the mid $300s to mid $400s. If she really excels and needs a high end board there's always the Walker, Phase 5 or Inland Surfer later.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:47 PM
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Make sure you look at Inland Surfer. Like the Walker boards they are not cheap but they perform really well. I have tried a number of boards by Ronix and Hyperlite and they don't compare to the Inland surfer's I have used.

http://www.inlandsurfer.com/
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:44 AM
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Make sure you look at Inland Surfer. Like the Walker boards they are not cheap but they perform really well. I have tried a number of boards by Ronix and Hyperlite and they don't compare to the Inland surfer's I have used.

http://www.inlandsurfer.com/
Ditto, I have a red woody that is great to learn the basics.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:07 AM
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The Walker Project boards are without a doubt top notch but are also not cheap by any stretch of the imagination unless something has changed recently. If you're looking for a good starter board you may want to consider the CWB Heart Breaker board. It's styled for girls (women) and is a very good performing board that will allow for spins, 180s and other skim type tricks. The best part is that she'll be able to get start at a reasonable price. My daughter is 5' 10" and about 140lbs. She had the board all last summer and loved it. I also have a Inland Surfer Blue Lake and she prefers the heart breaker. Found this one delivered for $288 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/CWB-Heartbreak.../dp/B003ET6RCO

I've also heard a lot of good things about the Ronix Koal and it's available in pink for $314 here.....

http://www.thewakehouse.com/products...urf-Board.html

The only down side that I've heard on this board is that it can be a bit fragile.

While these are not a hand shaped custom boards they will be able to take a beating and serve as a good starting point. Phase 5 and Inland Surfer also make good boards but once again you'll be climbing up into the mid $300s to mid $400s. If she really excels and needs a high end board there's always the Walker, Phase 5 or Inland Surfer later.
The Koal is a good board, entry level surfer, but a good board none the less.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:09 AM
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Make sure you look at Inland Surfer. Like the Walker boards they are not cheap but they perform really well. I have tried a number of boards by Ronix and Hyperlite and they don't compare to the Inland surfer's I have used.

http://www.inlandsurfer.com/
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Ditto, I have a red woody that is great to learn the basics.
If you're willing to drop good coin for a surfer, there is no doubt in my mind that the Walker boards are superior to Inland Surfer boards.
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:24 AM
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hey john

when is your boat due in? mine should be done in 5 weeks. two families i ride with in KY bought hyperlite swell boards last year. the girls and mom are about the same size and they love the board. The boys are more our size and they ride it too. bobby has the small obrian alias that the girls ride, they like it? you should try out the swell, the shop should have one in soon.
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:50 AM
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I hope the boat comes in today!!!!
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