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Wakeboard size for 10 year old

 
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Wakeboard size for 10 year old Reply with quote

My kids - 70lbs - has been riding an 140 for a couple of years now. He's okay, pretty stable, but he's ready to progress into some basic tricks.

What size board should he be riding?
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2004 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

140cm for a 70 lb kid!?!?!?

way too big, maybe a 130 or even 125

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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2004 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello...

I bought my daughter a board... she is 8 & weighs about 55lbs. I bought her a 119, that goes up to 85lbs.

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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, but I'm cheap, and thinking he can keep riding it. Or will a smaller board make it easier for him to start doing tricks, etc? I think I know the answer - I guess it's on to ebay.
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2004 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

125 would be good
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PostPosted: Jul 19, 2004 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow a 140 for a 10 year old ya too big, go with sumthin like a 130-134
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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2004 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea my son is 10 and probably about 80ish pounds. His board is the Hyperlite Motive 118? It's perfect for him. Being new within the past month he's starting to try 360's on it.

Ask your 10 year old if he wants to sell his 140. I'm 195lbs and could probably use it.

Good Luck.....

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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2004 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...........so your on to ebay? Just yesterday I saw the Hyperlite Motive's on ebay. This one particular guy had every size of them at a descent price.

Here's the link...
http://search.ebay.com/hyperlite-motive_W0QQsokeywordredirectZ1QQfromZR8

Look at where the guy has Combo's. $299. But then I see a board 119cm for a buy it now at $139. w/o bindings.

Regarding my earlier post......now that I think of it my son's size is 128cm. Seems perfect.

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PostPosted: Jul 20, 2004 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

id go with a motive 128 or some othre board in that same size range. its a little big for him but will give plenty of room to grow. ive ridden the board and weigh 150.
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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2004 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i have a hyperlite motive. those are stable yet you can do tricks on them easily. but you definitly need a smaller board for that kid
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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2004 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

show boy....i just followed you on a post earlier back. too funny
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PostPosted: Jul 22, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

..........and I see your up to "6". We keep meeting like this and we'll blow right through it
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PostPosted: Jul 23, 2004 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you found anything for your kid yet?
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PostPosted: Jul 24, 2004 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

viva la mike wrote:
wow a 140 for a 10 year old ya too big, go with sumthin like a 130-134


haha, I've got my cousin's kid riding my old school hl big kahuna, that's a 151!

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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2004 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't found anything yet - it seems the more I learn, the less I know!

I'll check out the Motives on ebay - I like the 128 idea, as it seems like it'll give him some room to grow. He carves great on the 140 (he's a good snowboarder), so I feel if i go too small, like 124, it'll be to squirrly.
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2004 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you posted this last week......I did double check my 10 year olds motive. It is 128. He's about 85lbs ish. Learned basically this year. He too is good at snowboarding and skateboarding. That board seems perfect. Although he never tried anything else. He has a ball with it and can handle it perfectly. I can slow down to 15mph to increase wake and he doesn't sink as would with a smaller board. But 18mph seems perfect for him. Doesn't seem squirly on him either.
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PostPosted: Jul 27, 2004 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like the perfect board - thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Jul 29, 2004 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

geta smaller board
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