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kevfran99 10-15-2008 12:58 PM

I'm 6'3" 220 and I have a CWB Tsunami wakesurf board. Am I too big for this board? I find that I have to be very close to the boat to surf without a rope. I can do it, but i'm only a couple of inches from the platform on my 08 SAN 210 Team with extra 500lbs ballast.

tige21i 10-15-2008 1:55 PM

how is the weight distributed and is it a V-drive? That could make a difference.

chpthril 10-15-2008 2:01 PM

I think you'll want more weight in the boat anyway but it will help with your free-riding. My son is about your size and has the same trouble on our Tsunami unless we really load the boat down. A bigger board will help also.

kevfran99 10-15-2008 2:06 PM

V-drive.....yes it's a Super Air Nautique with 900 lbs factory ballast and my additional 500. I usually empty the starboard ballast, fill the belly and port. I put one sack ontop of the factory tank on the port side and put the other on the back of the floor in center. <BR> <BR>if my board is too small what do you suggest? I want a board that I can do tricks with!

ragboy 10-15-2008 2:35 PM

Check out the inland boards, the blue lake or red woody. They both are bigger, but still perform pretty well. I know lance uses the blue lake and gets air pretty well. Inland has a dvd where they show their boards being ridden pretty well. <BR> <BR>The other option is to go to someone like TWP or SMED to build you a board at a custom size. <BR> <BR>Stay away from boards like the landlock, they are bigger, and will float you well, but they do not perform. Great for learning, not much after.

jc57 10-15-2008 6:14 PM

You might want to try throwin some Lead in there. It's easier to fine tune the wake and concentrate all the weight in one confined area.

westsidarider 10-15-2008 9:55 PM

i would dump the belly tank and put the sack on the floor up on the seats on the side

kevfran99 10-17-2008 7:00 PM

Crappy weather here in Atlanta today. Will be heading back out Sunday and I will report back!

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