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Yet another 'help me choose a board' thread - cable park

 
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Yet another 'help me choose a board' thread - cable park Reply with quote

Sorry to be so predictable with my first post but hey ho.

Just been to my local park a few times and got hooked on cable crack. Just wondering if you guys could give me some input on a good board to get. I'll pretty much only be using it on cable.

I'm 75-80kg and 6'

I've been kitesurfing for years and always tend to ride small boards for my size as I find them easier to get through rotations.

I hit the park today on my old Cabrinha Custom 133 and found it pretty nice but could go larger and wider.

I'm a big fan of aerial stuff but want a bit of an all rounder that isn't gonna shred if I hit the sliders.

Suggestions please and thank you.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yeah and I can get Liquid Force at trade prices if they have something worth looking at.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LF Watson Hybrid is solid, especially if you can get a good price on it. Great flex for rails, still has the chops for air tricks. For a wakeboard it's supposedly not too bad behind the kite also.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, most of the hybrid style boards from LF will treat you good.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does that have moulded fins? What about the Witness Grind?
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katch, The hybrids don't have molded fins since they flex.

I like the witness grind a LOT. Picked one up a couple of years ago right before my Watson Hybrid. The only downside is it isn't flex but other than that, a great board and awesome for flatwater air tricks. It's still my #1 choice the very few times I get to ride behind a boat. I just like having flex for the rail park which is why i stick to the Watson.

Take a look at the Tex as well. Haven't had a chance to try one yet but if I ever get another non-flex board it'd be that one. Tom Fooshee rides it and it looks really solid all-around.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cable park I ride on has sliders and kickers no rails so I guess flex isn't a big priority and I like a fairly stiff board (I ride a Your Zoon behind a kite) and flat water air is my main thing. Just makes pressing sliders a little more tricky with a board that won't bone over as much I guess (just thinking about what its like on a stiff snowboard and sliders)

Might see if I can get LF to send me some demo boards.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katch, Definitely demo if you can. But if you're going non-flex and like air tricks, both the Witness and Tex will do you very well.
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PostPosted: Oct 04, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just saw a 140 witness sold for 70 right near my park a few days ago on ebay - damn
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PostPosted: Oct 17, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I managed to snag a Liquid Force Axis 139. Nice looking outline so hoping it'll ride well.

Huge storm here right now so gonna have to wait till Friday/Saturday to catch a cable.
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PostPosted: Oct 18, 2012 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should do ya fine. Have a blast!
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