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Old 03-24-2006, 10:41 PM
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Which wakeboard?

Looking for advice on wakeboards for a beginner; I've always just skied but would like to wakeboard more (tried a few times). I don't want to spend an arm and a leg (under $300 w/bindings, if possible). I know I can get one off craigslist or go down to the local sports store and get one, but there are so many models and brands....what should I look for?

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Old 03-24-2006, 10:43 PM
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What weight and level? I have an s-load of crap around! If I don't have it I may know where you can find it!
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:13 PM
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I'm about 150 (give or take 10 depending on season); so a range of maybe 140-180 (for friends/brother, too). Beginner level; I've only gone a few times.
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Old 03-25-2006, 02:15 PM
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Old 03-25-2006, 02:58 PM
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I have and Obrien with Obrien Link bindings.. it awesome and comfortable... I bought it during the season from West marine for about $250.00. Defitnely worth it!!! Comfortable binding is what you want!!! here one that is close to mine...

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...1/12204/360/23
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Old 03-25-2006, 03:02 PM
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go to your local pro shop, I just bought a 2005 Hyperlite State and lace up boots for under $200 Close out special on 2005 stuff
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Old 03-25-2006, 03:18 PM
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Looking for advice on wakeboards for a beginner; I've always just skied but would like to wakeboard more (tried a few times). I don't want to spend an arm and a leg (under $300 w/bindings, if possible). I know I can get one off craigslist or go down to the local sports store and get one, but there are so many models and brands....what should I look for?

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A word of advice from another beginner. Buy the best boots you can afford. Alot of package boots are very uncomfortable and they will make your feet miserable. After using the Spin Boots that came with my package, I ended up buying a pair of 2005 Hyperlite Byerly's off of E-Bay for $170.00 shipped. regular retail is over $300.00 I use a Hyperlite Motive 144cm board.
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Old 03-25-2006, 03:46 PM
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Don't know what area you are at, but TX MC in DFW has some good prices...http://www.dallaswakeboarding.com/mo...ewtopic&t=6537. The state combo as mentioned earlier in the link is an awesome starter setup
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Old 03-26-2006, 01:58 PM
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Thanks a lot for the info, guys!
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Old 03-27-2006, 05:03 PM
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I'm on a Hyperlite Belmont with some dated but decent Hyperlite hiwraps. I'm sticking with that brand, good results and everyone I know is using them and also pleased. I have bought from:

www.buywake.com
(a friend of mine knows the owners, but I didn't need his help to get taken care of, great service)

Others on the board have used this place, and I see lotsa deals:

www.wileyski.com

But local proshops with leftover gear from last year can be the best deal if you find anything.
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