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  1. #1
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    Default Help me get a new board

    I currently have a 2011 hyperlite broadcast 4'9". I want to upgrade and get a hybrid board. What technology do the new boards have that mine is missing? What advantages will the newer boards have? I weight 150 and my other friend who uses the board primarily weighs about 185. Looking for help and dont have a tight budget but dont want to waste my money, looking for a value option. I have read reviews on wakemakers etc but every board has a similar all positive review, not one bad comment written on any of them. Doesn't really help me decide or learn. Help???
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    Check this out for peer style reviews
    http://southernsurfest.com/2017-wakesurf-board-reviews/

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    I would probably counsel against a hybrid board. If you like skim, stick with skim. If you like surf, stick with surf. I know this might mean you eventually need two boards but with a hybrid you never get the best of both and rarely get the best of either.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    I really donít know what I want, so I thought going hybrid was smart since it was in the middle.


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    I think that's how my grandpa ended up with 2 El Caminos


    Our local pro shop will let you put a deposit down and demo several boards, under the premise that you are buying one and the deposit goes toward the purchase. I agree with Kane, pick a skim or a surf style and go from there. You likely aren't sure which style you like so a demo would be optimal.

    Do you have a local shop? If so, do you know what brands they carry?


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    Ha ha. My grandpa had el caminos too. Stepdad had a Ranchero too. Always thought they were the dumbest vehicles but they sold a ton of them.

    Addendum: OH NO! Not again!

    https://pickuptrucks2018.com/2018-chevrolet-el-camino/
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV (sold)
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    Email this guy chris@parkersurfcraft.com

    I’ve heard he makes so Okay boards.
    '06 Outback - Gone but not forgotten
    '13 Mojo

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    You probably know that guy better than anyone.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV (sold)
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by muehlcj View Post
    Email this guy chris@parkersurfcraft.com

    Iíve heard he makes so Okay boards.
    Ok Iíll bite, is that you?

    Also I live in Atlanta by allatoona lake so I might see if I can find a demo shop around here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjimmy33 View Post
    Ok I’ll bite, is that you?

    Also I live in Atlanta by allatoona lake so I might see if I can find a demo shop around here.


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    You might want to reach out to Singleton Marine Group. They had/have some demo boards and they sponsor some pretty sick women that you might be able to book a killer lesson with.
    '06 Outback - Gone but not forgotten
    '13 Mojo

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