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  • looking for new wake surfer

    I have only been surfing for this year. My family and I love it. My son's friends come out all the time as well ( which are all around my size ). We currently have a Hyperlite Broadcast. Looking to upgrade. I am 5'11"- 175Lbs ish and my son is 5'8" 155Lbs ish.
    looking for something we can expand our ability on. Maybe some tricks....360's etc and whatever else I can find on youtube...lol
    Not sure what to look for. Any info would help. A friend suggested an Inland surfer - contagious???
    Not sure if it matters but I have a 04 x10 and am currently upgrading the ballast to improve the wake. The current wake is very short and sweet spot is microscopic.
    Thanks

  • #2
    Inland has a few boards that would work well and I would also recommend a custom Soulcraft built for you and your wake. PM sent.
    2014 X30

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    • #3
      Thanks for the help
      I will google Soulcraft and see what they have

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      • #4
        Do you know the models of Inland surfer that would work ? i.e. contagious ( which is the only one I know because of my friend's recommendation )
        Thanks

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        • #5
          The contagious is a skim board but can be made to ride more like a surf board by adding more fins. My wife has one that she used to ride with added fins so it rode like a surf board. It's very slow on the water. You will need to decide if you want a skim or surf style board first and then go from there.

          http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=50447
          2014 X30

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          • #6
            I haven't ridden the Soulcraft boards so I can't comment on those but based on your original post I would recommend any of these:

            4'8" Custom Quad

            4'10" Custom Thruster

            Inland Blue Lake v2

            If you don't want to drop a ton of money I would suggest the following:

            5'0" Fish
            X-30

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            • #7
              I ride an IS sweet spot. I'm about the same size as you. I love the board but it took some getting used to.

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              • #8
                You might try either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Excellent for surfing. You can pick up a board for a great price at one of the local board shops. No hauling the boat, winterizing, or dealing with maintenance issues. And best of all, slalom enthusiasts can actually get out and enjoy the water in your absence.

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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Hey bro, why so mad? The guy is just looking for some board advice. Don't you know skiers mess up the water for fishermen? Plus, you've got things a little out of order. It's fishermen hate skiers, skiers hate wakeboarders, wakeboarders hate surfers and everybody hates tubers. Most of the ski and wakeboard boats I see are pulling tubers anyway but it's their boat and they can do what they want. People can even come on a wakesurf thread and complain about wakesurfing, even if it makes them look like a total dbag.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Skipper View Post
                      You might try either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Excellent for surfing. You can pick up a board for a great price at one of the local board shops. No hauling the boat, winterizing, or dealing with maintenance issues. And best of all, slalom enthusiasts can actually get out and enjoy the water in your absence.
                      Oh shush Skipper, no reason to post that garbage up.


                      Besides, you skiers are always injured anyway.

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                      • #12
                        Hahaha
                        Thats funny
                        Well put

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                        • #13
                          hahaha
                          that's funny
                          well put

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Skipper View Post
                            You might try either the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans. Excellent for surfing. You can pick up a board for a great price at one of the local board shops. No hauling the boat, winterizing, or dealing with maintenance issues. And best of all, slalom enthusiasts can actually get out and enjoy the water in your absence.

                            Now boys, he is simply referencing the fact that wake boats produce VASTLY improved surf wakes in deeper water, 40 feet or so is about right. So the fact is, surfers and skiers should almost NEVER be sharing the same section of water! I try to find water 3'-4' deep so course set up is easier.

                            Therefore if your lake does not have good deep water, you are on the wrong body of water!

                            Such simple and irrefutable logic just cannot be ignored.

                            Besides, I prefer the surfers to the wakeboarders and tubers. Atleast they generally move so slowly and fall so often that they utilize relatively little of the water, so long as they'd have the common courtesy to let the boats drop off plane and have the surfer swim back to the boat, they'd be even easier to deal with.

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                            • #15
                              You have a good point about water depth and most surfers know this but not everyone is fortunate to be near a deep lake and just because someone is new to surfing doesn't necessarily mean they are new to boating. I'm relatively new to surfing but have been boating for 30+ years. I even learned to slalom behind an outboard (is that even allowed?! shhh, don't tell anyone). Most experienced boaters will stay away from other boats no matter what they are doing. There are idiots who surf, wakeboard and yes, even idiots who slalom. If someone is surfing near your course what's wrong with saying "Hey man, if I stay on this side and you stay on the other side we won't mess up each others lines"? I bet most people would be agreeable and maybe because of inexperience they didn't realize what they were doing and now learned something. So let's put on our big boy pants and remember respect is a two way street no matter what you're doing.
                              Now back to the topic. Tfalcon, Woon is hooking me up with a soulcraft fangtail. I'll post some pics in the soulcraft thread when I get it. Should be sweet and the cost with custom artwork is comparable to a lot of boards. Hoping I get a chance to ride it this year. Do you have any boardshops within a reasonable distance? Some will let you demo boards. Might give you a better idea of what works for you. Good luck with your search and post some pics of what you get.

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