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Hey All,

With the current sales environment, buying a surf board (never mind demoing one) is pretty difficult.  That being said, I'm ready for a skimmer to add to my arsenal. I'm 6 feet and 230 lbs, so I'm a big guy.  What board and size do you guys recommend.  I'd say I'm an intermediate rider, with the thruster fins out of my Hyperlite shim I'm able to do a slide, get sideways and carve.  I haven't yet mastered a crossover and not yet at the point of a 360 or aerials.  Any advice is appreciated...I'm figuring my best bet is to buy a 21 when they come out and probably have to wait until next season to try it out, but definitely ready for something a bit looser in the arsenal.

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Id suggest doing some research like you're doing and buy a couple boards used. Ive already been seeing them start to pop up. You could buy 2-4 boards used for the price of 1 new one. I bought a phase 5 prop for $200 this weekend and  I am currently talking to another gentleman about a phase 5 model x for $250. Thats $1300ish in boards new

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On my smaller wake echelon I like my hyperlite coaster, nice and squirrelly with 1 or no fins. 

On my friends wakesetter he has a nice victoria skimboard that I appreciate more. It's 6" shorter but the wake has more energy

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2 hours ago, cmargosi said:

where do you suggest to look for used boards?

Facebook groups/market place and craigslist. Most of the Facebook groups sell pretty quick but still worth a shot

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