I just had the chance to ride my Trickboardz Mojo XL last night. Iím a 6í 230lb beginner (just started surfing this summer) riding behind a 98 Malibu VLX with a medium to large wake. The only other board I have ridden is my 5í6Ē Broadcast. I donít want to give a full review of the board yet because I have only ridden 2 sets on it. I just want to give my initial thought on the board for any other heavy riders considering it.
First of all, I was able to drop the rope immediately and free ride. The first thing I noticed was the lose feeling of the board compared to the Broadcast, which is good considering I bought this board so I would be able to attempts spins. Itís kind of like going from a large center finned wakeboard to riding finless. With the minimal time I have had on the board I wasnít able to pump the wave as well as I can with the Broadcast, but I think this will come with a little more time on the board. I surfed the Broadcast after 2 sets on the Mojo and I had my best set ever. I think riding a looser board and having to concentrate a little more on stability made riding the Broadcast a breeze. I donít mean to say that the Mojo is unstable, it just has a looser feel to it. Like riding a wakeskate makes wakeboarding seem easier. I attempted my first 360 and got about half way around and lost control. I definitely think this is a possibility if I keep working on it. Hopefully my weight wonít hold me back.
Iíll post some more comments when I get a few more sets in this weekend.
Hey Ed, have you tried a 360 on your Mojo yet?