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achilles50
04-26-2010, 06:17 PM
Anyone have any suggestions for a good starter board for a 55lb 10 yr old?

zegm
04-26-2010, 07:06 PM
My 13 year old son and my 10 year old daughter can go miles on their Liquid Force Venture.

achilles50
04-26-2010, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check the venture out. He's eager to get started.

Sled491
04-26-2010, 11:32 PM
No positive but I think Ronix or Hyperlite makes a groom board. There is a member that makes them as well. Salty Oysters look him up.

cab13367
04-26-2010, 11:41 PM
My son learned on a Hyperlite Broadcast 4'-9" board. Great board for lighter folks.

kaneboats
04-27-2010, 10:14 AM
Yup, the smaller Broadcast is easy to handle and fun to ride. Lots of people from kids up to 170 lb adults can ride it. Ed's better half really liked it when she tried Daze's over the weekend. Actually, he liked it too.

cab13367
04-27-2010, 03:54 PM
I did like it!

I'm gonna have to get one.

My son thought the Hyperlite Broadcast 4'-9" was great until we got a Reactsurf Drive 4'-6" (reactsurf.com). Now my son and I both ride the Drive and we keep the Hyperlite as a beginner board for lightweight riders :-)

Here's a recent vid of my son on the Drive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBKcPO-qYcs

kaneboats
04-27-2010, 04:15 PM
Here's a pic of a young kid enjoying the Broadcast (small):

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/IMG_1709.jpg

moombadaze
04-28-2010, 09:45 AM
Nice wave we had there.

one nice thing about the broadcast boards-they fit the standard wakeboard racks

kaneboats
04-28-2010, 10:43 AM
Did anybody notice the water on Ed's lake isn't brown this year? It was clean enough to see the alligators coming toward you. Very nice. No coffee color. Water levels were a bit higher so we could run through some of the canals that connect the chain. Very neat area to boat.

sailing217
04-28-2010, 01:58 PM
We started with Broadcast 4.9, then to Phase5 Icon, then Phase5 Drew Carbon, now the kids have a Phase5 Scamp just for kids.

My 6yr, 10yr, and 12yr all ride the scamp. It's the best at sinking on starts, gives them the ability to carve instead of being too light with the big boards, and very fast so they don't have to work to stay in the pocket. Most of the time they are on the brakes so they don't hit the boat. My 12yr progressed ALOT with carving the board just a few times out that she couldn't do with bigger boards. She's working on her 360now.

My 12yr is 95lbs and rides it great but is moving on to the carbon drew.

The Scamp is only $250 msrp so it was a great price that phase 5 gets the kids hooked on their lineup. We also have used my Blue Lake and TWP James Walker and couldn't get up on them. The scamp is one board that won't lose too much money if you resell it. Scamp and Drew small fit in wake racks (:

aook23
05-20-2010, 12:00 AM
Here's a pic of a young kid enjoying the Broadcast (small):

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee356/kaneboats/IMG_1709.jpg

kane what setup are u running in this picture ... I want this wave soooo badly :)

zegm
05-20-2010, 07:55 AM
Looks like Moombadaze's Boat!

moombadaze
05-20-2010, 08:43 AM
Yep, that be mine.

we should have been running 750lb rear locker, 400lb in ski locker, and about 500? in peeps on the passenger side. Wakeplate in the bow up position. running at 10mph after correcting the speedo with a gps unit.

kaneboats
05-20-2010, 10:31 AM
Indeed it was Moombadaze's LSV and one of the top two reasons I have an LSV now (the other being that the wife wanted the living room seating).

Sled491
05-20-2010, 01:22 PM
Right why do you think the video guy is always sitting on the swim platform when he's shooting. To get the most favourable angle of course

kaneboats
05-20-2010, 02:58 PM
I don't know. I think that's a pretty fair representation of what the wave looked like that day. Whole lotta fun!:grin: