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    Looking for a beginner board for kids

    Looking for a soft top board for my kids to start out on. Hoping someone has one that they are not using any longer. something around 5-6ft. Would also be interested in one of the NSP grom boards. Not looking to spend a lot.<br /><br />Thanks

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    I'd recommend a 7'0, for those shin high "flat" days in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I'd recommend a 7'0, for those shin high "flat" days in the summer.
    I second this. I, my brother, and most of our friends learned to surf on a 8' funshape. And 20 years later (yep, I'm getting old) I still ride it.
    I got a 6'2" shortboard when I was 13. I went out a couple of times and became really discouraged because I kept bailing when I would popup. Some guy paddled out and taught me to surf using his 7'6". I was up by the second try. He told my parents buy us bigger board to learn on and a month later I was shredding on my shortboard. (ok, I probably wasn't shredding, but in my mind I was awesome! I was 13 and I could surf. It was epic :-p )

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    I have an 8'6" surftech soft top board that is a little beat up if you are interested.

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    i have a 5 11 wrv fish shap that i can sell cheap. its in good condition. 100 dollars?

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    depends on their size. if they are 4 foot tall you don't want ot get them and 8 foot board. i started out on a 5'10'' because im a small guy and it worked out great. plus if you give them a 7'-8' board to start out on its going to be much harder for them to switch to a shortboard if they want to when they get older.

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    Waddupp with that 5'11 wrv

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    i recommend getting them a 6'0 proton, this board is really easy to learn on. i also think that as a back up plan you may want to look into the semi pro model.

    Lol nah, just get them one of those 100 dollar water angel boards.

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    Thanks for all the input. I ended up finding a great deal on two boards. A 7' soft top and a 5' 8" liquid shredder for when he's ready to move from the 7'.

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    Good call, dad.