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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: First wakeskate Reply with quote

I did some wakeskating behind a boat once during a holiday in Portugal.

I'm planning on wakeboarding in a cablepark starting from next season, using a wakeskate once in a while would be nice to have some diversity.

Is this a good board for that ?
I would be using it 95% at the cablepark.

http://www.obscurawakeskates.com/wakeskates/focus-2014/

I weigh about 200lbs, so probably the 44" ?
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a decent board but I would look for one with griptape and concave if you can spend a little extra money.

http://www.obscurawakeskates.com/wakeskates/format-2014/

Check out boards from previous years as well. Companies like Remote, Integrity, Obscura, and Water Monsters all make great skates. Remote and Integrity especially have a strong record of durability so if you invest in one of those more expensive skates now it will last you a long time.
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PostPosted: Oct 01, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GnarShredd wrote:
It's a decent board but I would look for one with griptape and concave if you can spend a little extra money.

http://www.obscurawakeskates.com/wakeskates/format-2014/

Check out boards from previous years as well. Companies like Remote, Integrity, Obscura, and Water Monsters all make great skates. Remote and Integrity especially have a strong record of durability so if you invest in one of those more expensive skates now it will last you a long time.


I'm going to use it barefoot, so I don't want griptape.

I have a couple of options if I want a new board from previous years :

2012 Liquid Force Anthem Wakeskate 42"
http://www.wakeboardonline.nl/wakeskates-2012-liquid-force-anthem-wakeskate-p-2337.html for 130,- ( +- 176 usd )

or

2013 Liquid Force Signal Wakeskate 42"
http://www.wakeboardonline.nl/wakeskates-2013-liquid-force-signal-wakeskate-p-2983.html for 230,- ( +- 311 usd )

Or any from this list :
http://www.wakeboardonline.nl/wakeskates-c-21.html?sort=3a&page=1

This looks like an amazing deal : http://www.boardstop.com/product_info.php?products_id=6293 even with shipping, but I am going to pay crazy tax here if I order it that way.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, got ya. So you want something to play around on, not really 'wakeskate' per say.


In that case, anything should do you just fine and those flat skates are perfect for you.

I weigh 215lbs (6'4" tall) and I usually ride a 41" or larger. I'd say a 44" will treat you fine for what you're doing but a 42" would be more ideal if you're ever planning to try and to any kind of shuvs or fliptricks.
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2013 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GnarShredd wrote:
Ah, got ya. So you want something to play around on, not really 'wakeskate' per say.


In that case, anything should do you just fine and those flat skates are perfect for you.

I weigh 215lbs (6'4" tall) and I usually ride a 41" or larger. I'd say a 44" will treat you fine for what you're doing but a 42" would be more ideal if you're ever planning to try and to any kind of shuvs or fliptricks.


OK, so I can choose any that I am going to use mainly for the park ?
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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're all similar quality and unless you want to get in to a high-price deck, they will all be equal. Wood boards have the potential to be water-logged over time, especially on obstacles, but unless you're charging rails a ton they will still last you a long time.

Composite boards are more durable but can also be more expensive.
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