I read this form everyday and really enjoy it. I went on the big guy demo day and had a great time trying a bunch of boards. It is great to follow Surfdads projects. Dennis has let me demo a few of the Walker boards and they are great to ride. Yesterday I demoed a board that made me re-think what makes a board a great board. After going to the Big guy demo day I thought The Walker boards had all the answers. They made it easy for a big guy to ride and seemed to be "the"answer.
Yesterday I demoed a Calibrated board. He makes a few skim style boards. I weight 250 pounds and they put me on a 57 inch skim board with one fin that was less than two inches long. I would never have believed I could surf on that board. It was completely different from what I believed would be possible.
What makes a board great? Shape, thickness, fins, style or what?