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fman 08-19-2013 4:20 PM

Spinning 360's? Do I need a skim board?
 
I currently ride a Ronix Koal Fish 5'6" board, I am 6'1" 200 lbs. I am beginning to get the point surfing where I would like to start attempting 360's. Is this board capable of this, or will I need to purchase a skim style board? It does have the removeable fins, I currently ride with two of them. If I need a skim style board, what would you surf gurus recommend? I would like something that is very buoyant, my Koal is super easy to stay in the wake... With me being 200 lbs, the last thing I want is to purchase a skim style board that struggles to stay in the wake.

Any help or info you can pass along is greatly appreciated. Thanks....

v10rider 08-19-2013 4:24 PM

You're all set with the koal and the twin for 360s.

I've done 360s on my surf style board. Haven't ridden it out yet but manage to complete the spin a few times so I know it's me not the board.

Greeko 08-20-2013 3:44 PM

Anthony and Travis

We had a bit of luck riding the coal with a smaller "skim style" wave. It make it easier to rotate. Made it all the way around every time. When the wave got bigger..made it a bit tougher to rotate.. Pulled out the rear fin on our Ronix Coal too, makes it quite a bit looser.

I'm similar dimensions 5'11'' 200lbs. I ride the Ronix 5'0''

Pad1Tai 08-20-2013 8:38 PM

You can spin on the Koal.. I've done it a few times b4 I upgraded my boards... By far my Phase 5 Skim will spin till the fat lady sings.... And accelerate when you need it most..

fman 08-21-2013 2:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Pad1Tai (Post 1840250)
You can spin on the Koal.. I've done it a few times b4 I upgraded my boards... By far my Phase 5 Skim will spin till the fat lady sings.... And accelerate when you need it most..

Charlie, how much do you weigh? Would the Phase 5 work for a 200lb'er?

MCObray 08-21-2013 2:34 PM

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Originally Posted by fman (Post 1840412)
Charlie, how much do you weigh? Would the Phase 5 work for a 200lb'er?

For your size, a 54" (up to 210lbs.) 58" (up to 250lbs.) would work best in the Daniel Diamond Carbon board. I ride the P5 Danielo Pro Carbon and absolutely love the board.

dejoeco 08-22-2013 6:52 AM

You might look at Victoria Skim. I switched to Vic from a Phase 5 Pro Carbon. The board is made in CA and is more affordable than the P5. It is also crazy fast and spins easily. Either the Factor or Agent models.


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