02-16-2012, 09:33 PM #1
Need advise on choosing wakeboard
I wanna try it.
Need equipment but have no clue what to get
Don't want to spend the fortune so most likely Ill be buying used from ebay
Can someone tell me about the board sizes, bindings, boots etc.
I'm 5'8 185lbs
Did some snowboarding, hopefully that helps
02-17-2012, 11:14 PM #2
It depends on your skill level. Good thing to remember is that the thinner the board the more aggressive it is. It turns harder and cuts or bites the water harder. I use a Liquid Force Balance Pro. It's not a pro board, but aggressive. I also have a hyperlite but use the Liquid Force.
Boot fit is all about feel IMO! Just like a good pair of shoes. I usually buy the bare board and then go to a ski shop that sells the boots and buy a good pair and go that route. You want pressure evenly on your foot and not just on the top of your foot. Good ankle support and comfort are two other things to consider.
The boards are usually rated as beginner, youth, novice, advanced and pro etc.... Maybe not those exact words but relative to those terms. DO NOT GET A BOARD WITHOUT FINS ON THE BOTTOM! Those are pro boards. You will hurt yourself!
02-17-2012, 11:25 PM #3
02-17-2012, 11:32 PM #4
- Join Date
- Apr 2011
- Elliott Australia
I got a crank, begginers board, but bought some nice boots, theory being if i get any good then i can sell the bare bord and keep the boots, i've only been at it a short time, but it's a blast. stick with what the manufacterer rates them at, seems to be the go, at least that was the advice i got when i started.
Hope you get as mush fun out of it as we do over here.
02-17-2012, 11:46 PM #5
02-18-2012, 02:04 AM #6
Go to the manufactures site or local store and try them out. There is a height chart out there somewhere. I usually go by how it feels. If it feels too big and looks to big, generally it isn't the right board for you. Same said for the small sizes. Get a large adult size and learn to ride it. Make sense?
02-18-2012, 03:42 PM #7
- Join Date
- Aug 2011
Try a Hyperlite motive 140. Great forgiving board, I use several pro boards ( Murray byerly and a premier) now due to my ski level and prefer the locked in feeling and 3 stage rocker. Look for a continuous rocker like the motive. I'm 190 5-10 and use a 144 motive that was my first board ever. I prefer ct bindings but they are more money. Find a pair for cheap on eBay. You should be on a 140-144 size board itch your height n weight. I have a pair of Hyperlite ct blk 3ds that I wore maybe 3-4 times I'd sell ya cheap if interested. Also look for a pair of used or new split bindings from Hyperlite. I loved mine and they were cheap
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