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10-24-2011, 08:20 PM
Anyone have any input on a Liquid Force Custom Wakesurfer? I'm looking to advance my skills, already doing some wake slashing and stuff but looking to start spinning and airing. I'm surfing behind a 1985 Sunsport and I'm on a budget.

KG's Supra24
10-25-2011, 10:52 AM
I don't know anything about the LF board you mentioned. I know last year about this time Walker had some good deals on surf boards. You might check their facebook occasionally. Not sure what price you are looking for but I ended up with one off facebook last year for $300ish, it was a great deal. I've ridden several boards now and can tell you I've ridden nothing that really compares to the Walker. I have the F18

10-25-2011, 03:16 PM
KG, do they just have deals posted from time to time on their wall?

Also, how is that board or Walker boards in general, in your opinion, for beginners? The reason I ask is while I would like a more high-performance board, I consistently have a lot of people come out with me that are absolute noobs that I would like to have a board for as well. Trying to find the best of both worlds.

10-25-2011, 03:24 PM
I don't own a Walker, but I'm fairly sure KG & Dusty will tell you that they are not for noobs. From what they have described, TWP boards are for more advanced riders, work best for the weight range designed and are more fragile than others (heel dents, nose damage, etc.).

A lot of folks use the Hyperlite Broadcast or CWB Ride for boat boards. I like the LakeWakes boards as I find that they work good for teaching noobs but can be ridden harder by intermediate riders too.

10-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Yeah I've ridden the Hyperlite Broadcast 5' 6" and CWB Razr. I would like to try the Broadcast 4' 8" - Thinking that might give me an easy enough board to ride for beginners and still allow me to have fun and progress. Also want to try the hyperlite Coex.

KG's Supra24
10-25-2011, 03:43 PM
Wolfeman pretty much nailed it.

Walker will give a Noob hell trying to keep the board under their feet. I have a CWB ride the Noobs love. We actually sprayed it down with Rain-X this year and it became quite a bit faster and one of the guys who just likes to cruise loves it.

We tried out a Lakewakes and it would work as a noob board. Its heavier and bigger than the TWP but can still be fun for better riders, too. It also fits alot of weight ranges. I'd describe the Ronix Koal along those same lines as well. Its smaller board but it moves similar to the Lakewakes.

Oh, and yes, last year TWP occasionally posted some on their wall.

KG's Supra24
10-25-2011, 03:45 PM
There is something kinda cool feeling about having a "surf" type construction board like the Lakewakes, Ronix Koal, TWB versus the wakeboard style of the CWB and Hyperlite. However, they are more easily damaged. Just feels more like surfing I guess. LOL, if that makes sense.

10-25-2011, 04:12 PM
Yeah I get what you're saying.

Also, I weigh 195 lbs and I would like to be able to accomadate people up to about 220 if that plays into this conversation at all?

KG's Supra24
10-25-2011, 04:22 PM
Those are pretty close weights, Id imagine most boards fit that range. Lakewakes for sure would.

Nice avitar Chris, is that me riding shotgun? Before I picked up smoking?

10-25-2011, 04:29 PM
I can agree with everything said in this thread. The LW board is a great choice for a boat board beginner to intermediate. All will have a fun time riding it. A few fin changes will also change how the board rides and feels as well. The 55 Wide we demo's a while back would be a good choice, along with the Ronix koal if you want a true surf style.

10-25-2011, 04:33 PM
Wow the avatars in this thread are.... something... LOL!

10-25-2011, 04:41 PM
How do you guys feel about this board? I'm trying to keep my price under $300


When are you going to drop that nasty habit, KG?

10-25-2011, 04:44 PM
Hmm, I think you should take a look at this one instead, http://www.waterskis.com/Ronix-Koal-Wakesurf-Board-p/ronix_koal_wakesurf_board.htm?gdftrk=gdfV22552_a_7 c873_a_7c5126_a_7c11245000


10-25-2011, 04:48 PM
What size do you think? 4' 6", 5', or 5' 6" ?

KG's Supra24
10-25-2011, 05:04 PM
Def not the 4'6" for the sizes you mentioned. 5'6" seems like it would be huge but might be necessary for 220.

10-25-2011, 05:07 PM
So then would this be out of the question for a big guy who is a beginner?


10-25-2011, 05:16 PM
On the Koal, I would think 5' would be perfect. The Cortez is along the lines of the Hyperlite Broadcast and boards in it's class.

KG's Supra24
10-25-2011, 05:20 PM
^Agreed, its not going to be the surf style construction. I think the Koal is the only Ronix board that is the surf style construction.

10-25-2011, 05:22 PM
Yeah, my first inclination is to shy away from the surf construction. Not because I'm hard on my things, but because my friends can be when I'm not paying enough attention. I want to buy a board that's going to last a long time and probably have some very stupid stuff done on it.

Another question, if I'm looking to get into airs would the Cortez be better than say the Broadcast, Coex, or Alias because it has the flatter tail, rather than pointed?

10-25-2011, 05:23 PM
I'd second the 5', but the 225lb friend may still struggle a bit with that board.

10-28-2011, 08:09 PM
I use a Ronix Cortez and love it. It is great for smaller wakes and I can surf endlessly if I want and my poor bod is capable after I am done with the rest of the psycho stuff. BUT, if you are looking to go to the next level, not just have fun, I would advise against it. Go serious surf and leave the toys to us joy riders.

Canuckle Head
10-31-2011, 06:15 PM
Yeah, my first inclination is to shy away from the surf construction. Not because I'm hard on my things, but because my friends can be when I'm not paying enough attention. I want to buy a board that's going to last a long time and probably have some very stupid stuff done on it.

How about you get what's right for you and tell your friends to get their own board? Nobody rides my TWP except a very select few people who know that if they break it, they bought it.