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MystiikVLX 01-22-2018 10:47 AM

Boat Surf board recomendations
 
We mostly wakeboard but have started to surf so I don't have any experience with different surf boards out there.
I had a nice board made from soulcraft this winter for myself but I need a larger board for guests.

Most of them are between 170-190lbs and would be beginners. Any advice? I'd like it to be a nice board that gets them excited to surf and spend time on the water.

thanks for any input

soonerbilly 01-22-2018 12:03 PM

Inland surfer Tako....will take a beating and a pretty easy board to ride

infinitysurf 01-22-2018 6:28 PM

4' 6" to 4' 8" is probably a good length for that weight regardless of brand you decide on. Doomswell Neo or Nubstep are good solid boards that are bouyant and stable and you can find blemish models (you cant tell it has a blemish) on sale at Nauticurl.com and sometimes on the Doomswell site too. The Neo is a bit more stable while the Nubstep is a bit more agile. I learned on a Neo and really loved how easy that board was to progress on.... Have since also went to a Soulcraft myself. Lots of good stuff out there, this is the time of year to buy!

Chaos 01-23-2018 8:54 AM

Steve.

We have a very limited number of blemish boards available. In general a 4'4" to 4'6" would be the typical range for your riders, but since they are beginners cautioning on the side of 4'6 to 4'8" is the way to go. The sixer is a super easy board to ride, but does not hold an advance rider back. It is one of my biggest sellers and frequently copied designs.

http://chaossurfco.com/sale/

Nick

MystiikVLX 01-23-2018 1:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaos (Post 1973830)
Steve.

We have a very limited number of blemish boards available. In general a 4'4" to 4'6" would be the typical range for your riders, but since they are beginners cautioning on the side of 4'6 to 4'8" is the way to go. The sixer is a super easy board to ride, but does not hold an advance rider back. It is one of my biggest sellers and frequently copied designs.

http://chaossurfco.com/sale/

Nick

Thanks Nick. So sounds like the 4 6 would fit 95% of my guests.

Quick followup question. At what weight would you recommend moving to a 4' 8" board? I have some bigger relatives so just curious. I'm not sure if they will show up so just wondering for future thoughts.

do you take paypal?

dakota4ce 01-23-2018 3:29 PM

Chaos Sixer is a wonderful board and can rip when you’re ready, too.

Chaos 01-24-2018 8:43 AM

Yes, we take paypal. For an inexperienced rider at the 215-220 range we would push them towards at 4'8. I have experienced riders in the 260lb range using 4'4' versions, but they have good wakes, know what they are doing and are comfortable with a smaller board. The draw backs of smaller boards are they are not as versatile for a wider range of wakes and not nearly as forgiving when stalled or drifted too far back out of the pocket.

Nick

TNwakeboarder86 01-30-2018 11:15 AM

Steve,

I will go with Nick advice. Coming from doing what the mold was here using phase 5, nick got me set up at chaos xxl, at 320 lbs, i can ride it and carve wit small wave, so when it comes to big waves its a blast, plus i can ride smaller boards too. I am not down to the 270 mark, and well once i hit my goal weight ill be going with Nick on a new board. I will say this, if you get a big board,your smaller friends will love it too. Everyone loves riding the big board to ride with partners or on shoulders. Plus its very very easy to learn on. One thing i learned is make sureto get the nose guard for those newbies!

bill 02-12-2018 9:03 AM

what do you guys think of a Byerly Buzz? im no surfer but rode this a few times from afriend and seems like anice board

Xbigpun66 02-12-2018 7:03 PM

We use the byerly buzz as our "boat board". I ride a soulcraft voodoo as my personal board. The byerly is not bad for a machine made board. Mostly surf style carving etc. Not that responsive but fairly easy to ride for beginners and affordable.

racer808 02-13-2018 9:24 AM

Check out Slingshot boards, not very expensive but deff on the cusp of might as well spend a hundred or two more to get what you want. Well made, they surf great are light & responsive. We have a Cobra Cat & a Butterbar. I prefer my Inland Surfer but I have a ton of fun on that Butterbar too.

bill 02-13-2018 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xbigpun66 (Post 1974966)
We use the byerly buzz as our "boat board". I ride a soulcraft voodoo as my personal board. The byerly is not bad for a machine made board. Mostly surf style carving etc. Not that responsive but fairly easy to ride for beginners and affordable.

define (non)responsive whats its downside for X tricks you are trying?

Xbigpun66 02-15-2018 10:53 AM

What I mean by non responsive is that it cannot turn the way the soulcraft board can and cannot Ollie the same way.

MystiikVLX 02-23-2018 10:31 AM

Are the bamboo boards just more durable?

MystiikVLX 03-03-2018 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaos (Post 1973830)
Steve.

We have a very limited number of blemish boards available. In general a 4'4" to 4'6" would be the typical range for your riders, but since they are beginners cautioning on the side of 4'6 to 4'8" is the way to go. The sixer is a super easy board to ride, but does not hold an advance rider back. It is one of my biggest sellers and frequently copied designs.

http://chaossurfco.com/sale/

Nick

I got on board a little late so the blemish were sold out. I went ahead and put in an order for the 4'6" Sixer. thanks for the advice.


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