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RideaNeversummer 08-10-2018 10:54 AM

Big Guys Skim Board Size
 
I have to build a skim board for a guy who is 300lb+ and I'm trying to decide what dimensions to make it. Anyone out there a bigger dude who likes to ride skim? If so, what size board are you riding and what do/don't you like about it?

wakemitch 08-11-2018 1:24 PM

It totally depends on the core being used. Stiffer/denser foam like pvc/divinycell will allow you to ride a thinner and smaller board. Softer foam like EPS will require a thicker and bigger board to make up for the drag when it flexes

RideaNeversummer 08-17-2018 9:22 AM

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Originally Posted by wakemitch (Post 1979721)
It totally depends on the core being used. Stiffer/denser foam like pvc/divinycell will allow you to ride a thinner and smaller board. Softer foam like EPS will require a thicker and bigger board to make up for the drag when it flexes

Thanks for the reply. I'm familiar with the differences in board shape/construction techniques, and how they affect the way a board rides. What I'm looking for is any experience big guys have had with skim boards and what size board they ride.

zrlee 08-19-2018 4:41 AM

Im 65 290 and Have been very pleased with my Phase 5 Trident. It had good width and seems to be very buoyant.

RideaNeversummer 09-05-2018 8:19 AM

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Originally Posted by zrlee (Post 1979954)
Im 65 290 and Have been very pleased with my Phase 5 Trident. It had good width and seems to be very buoyant.

Thanks for the suggestion. That helps get me in the ballpark.

adam4x4 09-11-2018 8:42 AM

I ride a Victoria XL captain. Love it 6'2" 310lbs

RideaNeversummer 09-11-2018 9:05 AM

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Originally Posted by adam4x4 (Post 1980475)
I ride a Victoria XL captain. Love it 6'2" 310lbs

Awesome, thanks for the input!


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