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saskrider 08-29-2012 9:05 PM

Beginner with some Q's
Just started surfing this year when we bought our boat (08 MC X-15). We can get a pretty decent wake out of it, especially for beginners. My question is to do with our board. We have an O'brien Nalu 5'4". I am 6'2" and weigh about 230lbs on a good day haha. The board seems pretty good but I don't know if it is right for me, or if its just my skill level. I have been trying to do airs/ollie but I cant seem to get enough speed, or am not timing it right or something. Also doing 360 spins, I can get around but fall out of the wave, or get back in the wave and don't have enough push from the wave to get me back. Is this my skill, the board, the wave or a combination of one or all.

I hope I explained everything enough to give you guys an idea and maybe give me some tips

As far as other board shapes, I don't know what I should look at for my size/skill so any info on that would be appreciated also

vman 08-30-2012 9:14 PM


Originally Posted by saskrider (Post 1779432)
Is this my skill, the board, the wave or a combination of one or all.

Yes. But it would help if you post your setup. To include ballast amount and position, speed, trim setting, etc. Also, a video or some pics would allow for better feedback.

Joehekler 08-30-2012 10:07 PM

You should PM James Harold. That guy knows everything. He's all muscle too.

drnate 08-31-2012 8:39 AM

Well I won't comment on the wave, but I will say that I am about the same size as you and that board is definately holding you back. I had Jeff at Soulcraft make me a custom board last year and it has helped me take my riding to another level. I would highly recommend him.

As far as an off-the-shelf board, look at the Inland Surfer Swallow for your size.

The smaller the wave, the bigger board you'll need but that she be a good start

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