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    board recommendation?

    Is there a good board for beginners that we as a family could possibly share? I doubt it but thought I would ask.
    I am 6' 230lbs
    son is 5' 5" 110lbs

    If not universal board what are pros/cons of a used board? How cheap can I go for a beginner.

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    The Broadcast worked well for us when we started. Our younger teenagers could use the board and our adults were able to learn how to get up and go ropeless.

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    A broadcast is a good beginner board for sure. Between you and your son though it would be better to have different sizes because if you get something that fits your size then your son will be constantly on the breaks when he rides it. If you get a board that fits him properly then you may never get to go ropeless. Use Craigslist and all the available local sites to see what you can pick up cheap for both otherwise. Learning is all about board, wake size, and balance in no particular order but they all matter.

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    sorry I was unclear. We do have a Braodcast.

    I am also interested in getting a wakeboard.

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    Do you want a wakeboard or surfboard?

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    You’re going to want two different boards. A board suited for your weight is going to ride very different for him.
    Guessing there’s a big difference in your foot sizes too so bindings will be an issue. He’s gonna want a 133-136
    While you’d be best suited on something bigger than a 141. Look around on Craigslist or eBay for affordable options. Ronix, hyperlite, CWB all make good boards.

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    Sorry, realized this was under the wakeboarding tab. Being your size as mentioned above anything over a 141 would be better for yourself. I haven't tried any of them yet but I'd really be interested in some of the newer over sized boards such as the Hyperlite Murray or Slingshot Nomad that come in a 150cm up to a 160cm. Being a snowboarder I always found wakeboards smaller than I wanted and being around 220lbs myself I usually had to ride a tad faster so I didn't feel like I was dragging a bit more.

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    Would an O'Brien Arsenal Helix 143 be a good first board? Local BassPro has one for ,$259.

    I found a blemished HL Murrary for around $200 but no bindings...are bindings universal or do I need HL bindings for HL boards? Ronix bindings for Ronix boards...etc?

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    what about a CWB Jive 143?

    O'Brien Fremont 143?

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