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  1. #1
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    Default Help me decide on a board.

    I want to pick up a new board this spring, but I am having troubles deciding on which board I want. I am 6'1" and 200 lbs, a little winter weight yet, but hope to be back to 185-190 this summer. Currently I have a hyperlite broadcast 4'9", which is my first board. I can free surf fairly well and ride up the wave a little. I feel like I am a little heavy for the board, it rides low in the water and I can lose the wave if I get too aggressive. I want a board that is faster, rides more on top of the wave, and something I can learn to do airs on. Sure doing spins sounds fun and is something I will play around with a little, but I like carving up and down the wave more. I'd like to be able to fall back on the wave more and then be able to catch back up, I think a faster board with more float would allow me to do this. I would like to stay under $500.

    Here are some of the boards I have been looking at:

    Grind Water Shapiro Ginsu
    http://stores.channeladvisor.com/Bar...temid=13099292
    -At first I thought this was exactly what I wanted, it has all the main attributes that I am looking for. However, recently I have been finding that most people think the board is really fragile? I don't want to have to worry about dinging the board/cracking the epoxy/glass. I understand that I can't be slamming the board into the back of the boat, but I don't want the board to messed up if it were to get bumped into a pole or something.

    Ronix Koal
    http://www.evo.com/outlet/wake-surfb...shoppingengine
    -Again seems like a great board, but I hear it is fragile as well.

    Triple XXX
    https://www.triplexsurfandskim.com/Wakesurfers_c22/
    -I have been considering these, I don't know too much about them. The surf style boards seem to be what I am looking for. I like the price of the skim boards better, and they have a quite a few of them on sale right now. I have read good reviews on these boards, and I haven't heard that they are really fragile?

    Walker wakesurfs
    -I have read great things about these boards, but I don't even know where to purchase one? I also believe they are out of my budget.

    Inland Surfer
    http://www.inlandsurfer.com/shop/Det...116&category=5
    -Sweet Spot, http://www.inlandsurfer.com/shop/Det...116&category=5 sounds like an awesome board, solid construction and fast. A bit out of my price point, but a possibility. I think I would have to ride one before I'd bit this bullet.
    -Swallow Quad, http://www.boardco.com/shopexd.asp?id=17774 seems even better than the sweet spot, but again pricey. The full carbon model is a winner, but that is just a dream for me.

    I am open to any suggestions/recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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    I would say that if you are looking for carving and air board, I would go with a surf style board. The skim style doesn't grab real well at the bottom to gain speed for airs and slashing. I live about 15 min from XXX. I went to their shop on Collins Rd. in Jacksonville to look around and their surf style boards are nice and economical. I don't have one yet (have the IS Black Pearl Skim and Phase5 Oogle) but I think I am going to ask for a XXX surf style for Father's Day. I am hoping I can get a demo to try it out.
    '09 OBV-Rockford Fosgate Tower Speakers, Clarion 750 watt additional amp, 10" sub, Rear 750s,
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    Inland surfer has the Mucus listed for 349. It is a B grade which means it has a cosmetic flaw but everything else is the same ie warranty and construction quality.
    REALLY????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed G View Post
    I would most definetly add the Inland Surfer Blue Lake Quad to your short list.

    Try everything you can before you buy

    I thought about it, but seems more like a laid back cruiser board. I want something quick and snappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11 Outback V View Post
    Inland surfer has the Mucus listed for 349. It is a B grade which means it has a cosmetic flaw but everything else is the same ie warranty and construction quality.

    Didn't see that one before, thanks for pointing it out. Good deal, but I feel like it may not be as advanced as I'm looking for. I think I might want more out of it as I get better.

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    try out a Lakewakes board. each one is hand made here in the USA, strong/durable, light and fun! Call Mark and tell him your from the Moomba board for the best price.

    http://www.lakewakes.com/
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfeman131 View Post
    try out a Lakewakes board. each one is hand made here in the USA, strong/durable, light and fun! Call Mark and tell him your from the Moomba board for the best price.

    http://www.lakewakes.com/

    Sent an email to them. I not crazy about the graphics, but I care more about performance. Hope they are something in my price range. Thanks for the recommendation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2007 Outback V View Post
    Sent an email to them. I not crazy about the graphics, but I care more about performance. Hope they are something in my price range. Thanks for the recommendation.
    The great thing about custom board is that there are plenty of graphics to pick from or even design your own. And, I think these boards perform great.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfeman131 View Post
    The great thing about custom board is that there are plenty of graphics to pick from or even design your own. And, I think these boards perform great.
    I do agree. However, I think I may be leaning away from a custom board due to cost. Definitely will consider more in the future.

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    Anyone have any opinions, additional info on some of the boards I listed above?

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