Ill be sure to do so, thanks for your help!
I think a 3/4" Recruit should be plenty good (and durable) for you to try wave riding. If you really want to step it up to an epoxy board don't let me stop you... but it seems like the Recruit would definitely be good enough, save you some cash and let you try out one of our shapes at the same time. Then later, if you like it and want to step it up, you will have more cash to step up to Carbon, which is where the big performance difference is (carbon boards are stiff). As for size and shape, I would probably go with a MS 3/4" Hybrid if you are a slower runner. If you are really fast and like a manueverable board, go with a small hybrid 3/4"
Let me know if you have more questions!
I'm about 143, skim up in Canada. My family and I take numerous trips throughout the year to costal areas such as florida and california to visit family. The waves here in Canada aren't very big at all. Theres just not enough skimmers up here to try some different boards out.
Thats for considering Exile as your first wave riding board.
The main difference between the Eglass and Recruit will be durability. Both are very good, but the recruit not quite as durable as the Eglass. How much do you weigh and where do you skim?
Hi, i'm new to the skimboarding scene and am interested in purchasing my first wave riding board. I have skimmed enough on a woody and I think i'm ready to move on. I have a fair bit on money laying around and wanted to know if an exile e-glass hybrid would be a good first board? Or should I start on an easier board such as the recruit? Thanks for your help in advance!