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bambam26
08-17-2008, 02:16 PM
Okay I want to get into boarding after I got up for the first time I was addicted! So what is the largest board made? I am 6'6" 245 and don't want to mess with a board not really meant for me. any suggestions? I was on a 143 board with crap bindings and still loved it! Help me out guys and gals...............

zegm
08-17-2008, 06:57 PM
bambam,

Liquid Force has been great everytime I have called them for advise!

The Moomba LS ROCKS!!!!!!!!

Skied Ginny at 32mph and hardly any wake, filled the ballast raised the plate and pulled her on a surfboard!!!!! We love our baby!

04OUTBACK
08-17-2008, 07:20 PM
Hyperlite Apex in 147
Hyperlite Marek in 146
Hyperlite State in 145
LF Trip in 146

Malinoski rides the Marek 146 so that should give you some perspective for size..

Glad you are getttin out in the boat some! You gettin out for elk any?

BW

bambam26
08-17-2008, 09:10 PM
Brad, we have 50 hours on the boat now. I have been having a blast, I will maybe get 2 more days in before I head to Montana for Elk season. I am starting to dial in all my stuff and packing for my trip, we have 2 weeks in Montana so it should be a blast! Thanks Z and brad for the advise I will look into the 147 size boards I think it will be easier for me then going smaller. Z what is length rope are you skiing at? I am at 15 off and find myself into the wash of the boat a bit? Is this the case for you too? Its still a decent wake though........

2000OUTBACK
08-17-2008, 09:27 PM
I am 6'7"-255 and ride a Hyperlite Era 147

bambam26
08-18-2008, 12:17 AM
2000 how do you like it? have you had it long and is it easy to ride? Sounds like your about the same size as me pretty much. What kind of binding are you using?

2000OUTBACK
08-18-2008, 05:02 PM
I bought the board last season and Love it!! I have some Byerly binding on it. I think it rides great! I have a friend that had never wake boarded get up on it the third try! I also have a Hyperlite Motive 144 and I really like the ERA a lot better!

bambam26
08-18-2008, 07:49 PM
is the size difference really noticable from a 144-a 147?

2000OUTBACK
08-18-2008, 08:25 PM
I do not know if there is a real noticable difference, but I just like my ERA 147 A lot better!

04OUTBACK
08-19-2008, 12:43 PM
bam
on the length, that is like 1.2 inches.. not that much diff..

2000OUTBACK
08-19-2008, 01:30 PM
Thanks Brad for the clarification.

bambam26
08-19-2008, 01:55 PM
So I guess a 145 versus a 147 are about the same then. Cool that opens up my selection a bit more. So how about bindings? Do you guys recommend buying a closed toe binding and spending a little extra cash?

04OUTBACK
08-19-2008, 05:44 PM
I have 07 Hyp Murray's Closed Toes.. love them.. They are in more fitted sizes so you can't share the board with anyone who is not your size.. and I have NOT come out of them yet..
The -08 closeout deals are starting to flow right now.
Check out Evogear.com , wakeside.com , buywake.com , boardersmall.com etc.
boardersbestbuy.com has 08 Murrays for $180.. Deal ends tonight at 11 CST.

BW

2000OUTBACK
08-19-2008, 07:28 PM
I have been wondering about the closed toe.... I think I will upgrade to them next year.

bambam26
08-19-2008, 10:44 PM
I think I will wait til the season is over and try and score a deal at one of the shows or through a site. Are the murry boots a really good boot? Is it worth 180.00 to buy them?

dtlaine
08-19-2008, 11:39 PM
bam
on the length, that is like 1.2 inches.. not that much diff..


Yeah, and 1/2 of that is out of the water in the front. I am about 250-260 lbs, and I ride a Motive 144. I bought a CWB Faction 144, and I really don't care for it because it feels slippery to me. I'm sure I'd get used to it if I rode it more, and it's probably a better board. I just love the feel of my Motive.

2000OUTBACK
08-21-2008, 06:21 PM
I have been looking at the CWB boards and wondering if they were any good.

JesseC
08-22-2008, 12:22 AM
I have been looking at the CWB boards and wondering if they were any good.

My buddy just bought an 08 CWB Faction and put his hinge techs on it. I rode it this weekend and it was a great board even in the chop. Only thing that was a little strange is that it was WIDE. I rode it for about 3-4 minutes and then pulled a backroll on it without any effort. It is a really nice board, but I still prefer my O'brien Natural. But for the money he paid for it I would get over it....great deal on boardersbestbuy on the CWB.

bamaspiveys
08-24-2008, 10:46 PM
i have been wondering about the natural. looks like a cool board
I just bought my daughter the liquid force melissa, and will be looking to upgrade my board next year.

Also I have the 07 murrays witht the BOA, my wakeboard buddie has the 08s I like them a lot more than the 07s

tprkolbas
08-25-2008, 05:21 PM
i have a natural (139), and i think they make a 144. i've riden 3 different obrien boards (valhalla, natural, and player) and loved them all, but liked the natural best, followed by the vahalla. i rode a ronix vault and thought it sucked. i've also ridden a lf fish, which was fun, but i didn't like the short & fat body - ride was rough and grabbed too much edge despite having huge pop.

when considering length of a board also consider the width. two 144's may ride totally different if one is wider than the other. obrien usually gives the length and width of all their boards on the site. the fish for example recommends you pick the size that is closest to 10cm shorter than you normally ride because of the extra inch wide it is.

pickle311
08-26-2008, 01:17 PM
I ride the CWB Faction 144 with Faction bindings. I love the setup. The board has a great feel to it. It's got a really good, consistent pop, very soft landings, it breaks loose when I want it to, and has a very strong edge to it. When you set the edge, it picks up speed fast. It's a fun board. It's forgiving enough for beginners, but loose enough to really teach you propper board control. Some of the more advanced guys I ride with say it's not loose enough for them, but the smaller Marius fins from CWB can fix that up. Oh, and CWB has the best customer service in the industry.

Go to your local shop and pick up a couple of boards to demo, that way you can have a direct comparrison. You will immediately be able to tell what you like and don't like.