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FargoDawg
02-15-2011, 01:21 PM
what are good boards for kids to start on?

5 Y.O about 40-50 Lbs and he has buddies up to 90Lbs (older not chubbier) that will come with us.

any thoughts?.. ive looked at the wake9 Grom board and the Phase 5 that is recommended to 80Lbs, are there others out there that anyone has experience with?

thanks

kaneboats
02-15-2011, 01:27 PM
Those are nice boards to be sure. I'd look at the smaller Broadcast because it is easy to learn on and also check TripleX (lots of deals on ebay too) because they are extremely affordable.

sailing217
02-15-2011, 02:11 PM
We had the small broadcast and it was still too big.

Phase5 scamp for $200 is awesome. My 6yr old at 55lbs was freeriding last summer on a small wave (1000lbs in the corner goofy). My daughter 12yo, 95lbs freerides it great. My wife is 120lbs and can freeride the Scamp if I have a competition wave going, but will lose the pocket alot.

So the weight range of the Scamp really is IMO 40-100lbs.

Wake9 Grom board is also a great surf-style board, but hard for 50lbs or less to sink on startups. Skims don't have that problem but can be squirly with only 1 tiny fin, so it's a tradeoff. I wish P5 had a tri-fin option on the scamp.

bergermaister
02-16-2011, 02:22 AM
I was wondering about the Triple X boards I've seen going on eBay for the kids too. One fin = too squirly for a beginner? I've got age ranges 8 on up and weight 60lbs to 120ish I'd guess.

It would be cool to find a skim style board small enough they can learn on but would also handle the old-fat-guy runs where we want to carve it up more than just a cruizer board.

moombadaze
02-16-2011, 08:39 AM
Fargodawg, Wolfeman131 has 2 younger girls that are riding a Lakewakes Grom board and they really like it.

wolfeman131
02-16-2011, 02:12 PM
Fargodawg, Wolfeman131 has 2 younger girls that are riding a Lakewakes Grom board and they really like it.

Incorrect, Sir. My girls LOVE their Wakelakes boards!

and, they have new models/graphics this year PLUS a trade in/up option which is pretty cool.

http://www.lakewakes.com/

FargoDawg
02-16-2011, 10:58 PM
The lake wake boards look good...and my boy would have pattern options....there aren't prices right now....what is a range on those?

wolfeman131
02-16-2011, 11:57 PM
Hmmmmm, I wonder if were gonna get to demo some of these wakelakes boards in May??

sure, Daze has 2 of them, I have 4 (2 are groms) and I'll see if I can't get a few more for us to demo over the weekend.

FargoDawg
02-17-2011, 09:47 AM
Wolfe...I should have said "$range" in my previous post.
Do you remember what you paid for your groom boards?


Thanks spellcheck

in the bubble
02-17-2011, 12:10 PM
@ Ed,

Wishes are always possible in the land of make believe.

wolfeman131
02-17-2011, 01:20 PM
no worries . . .

$310 + shipping for the 3 fin, entry level grom w/ $150 trade in value for 1 yr from date of purchase

$420 + shipping for the 4 fin, advanced board w/ $200 trade in value for 1 yr from date of purchase

wolfeman131
02-20-2011, 10:57 PM
FargoDawg,

Had Lakewakes send me a pic of the prototype board being built for my girls that I thought you might like to see.

http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/wolfeman131/prototypegrom.jpg

They can't wait to get out and give this one a try. C'mon Spring!

FargoDawg
02-20-2011, 11:36 PM
Thanks Wolfe. I really lie the tri-fin. I'll have to order one when their website will allow me to....or does a person call them? They have contact info on the page. I'm not very patient..although the heat sure is up here.

wolfeman131
02-21-2011, 10:45 AM
Yeah, just email or call

•Email : lakewakes@hotmail.com
•phone: 678.333.6636

FargoDawg
02-28-2011, 10:45 AM
http://lakewakes.com/blog/

its coming.....Ill get a pic of the boy on it...or i'll try a video of him "surfing" down on of our drifts in the front yard.

very helpful people