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Old 22 July 2013, 05:30   #1
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Wakeboards - good shop near Hamble?

Hi all,

Can anyone recommend a good place to buy wakeboards in the Hamble area? (anywhere from Soton to Portsmouth ish)

Edit: or anywhere near Thames Ditton/Hampton Court if there are any?

I'm after a new board and would quite like some advise on what to go for


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Old 22 July 2013, 16:45   #2
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You could always try the Wakeboarding centre at Hilsea Lido, where they do the wakeboarding from an overhead cable.

Its called:
The Adventure Store Ltd,
The Cabins,
Hilsea Lido,
London Road,
Tel: 0844 318 2163

We've been buying wetsuits from them for the last few years, the staff are really friendly and the prices are good too.

They have an ebay store, but despite having wakeboards for sale in the actual shop they don't appear to have any on ebay.
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Old 22 July 2013, 19:23   #3
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I have been out of the wakeboarding scene long enough to quickly lose track of the latest greatest equipment. The only advice I can offer from someone who has been injured numerous times and watched pretty much everyone I rode with get injured is to get good bindings. You want to be locked into the board as much as possible. On a serious header/digger you won't even feel the board go, but a single binding release leaves you open for serious knee damage. Bindings must fit properly, and have good hold. There is no one size fits all that won't leave you open for broken ankles and torn up knees.

The board is up to individual taste. One person likes a slippery board, and another like a board that rides like it is on rails. Myself I like something right in between. With it being on the shorter side and light for shifty's and spinning.

I wish I could still wakeboard I miss my Nautique and all the good times out riding the river system with friends.
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