My son (17 yrs old, 5'11", 155 lbs) has been wakeboarding for a few years and has been riding a very old CWB (probably 7-8 yrs old) board. My wife and I want to get him his own board for Xmas and really want to get him something that will help him get to the "next level".

He is quite comfortable on both sides of the wake and can (with much practice) now jump over the wake but with quite a bit of effort. We would like to get him a board that will make that even easier and then allow him to start into other more difficult tricks.

Any suggestions on brand, size, type, etc. of board we should be looking at?

Thanks for any suggestions...