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Old     (MystiikVLX)      Join Date: Jul 2014       01-22-2018, 11:47 AM Reply   
We mostly wakeboard but have started to surf so I don't have any experience with different surf boards out there.
I had a nice board made from soulcraft this winter for myself but I need a larger board for guests.

Most of them are between 170-190lbs and would be beginners. Any advice? I'd like it to be a nice board that gets them excited to surf and spend time on the water.

thanks for any input
Old     (soonerbilly)      Join Date: Jul 2013       01-22-2018, 1:03 PM Reply   
Inland surfer Tako....will take a beating and a pretty easy board to ride
Old     (infinitysurf)      Join Date: Apr 2017       01-22-2018, 7:28 PM Reply   
4' 6" to 4' 8" is probably a good length for that weight regardless of brand you decide on. Doomswell Neo or Nubstep are good solid boards that are bouyant and stable and you can find blemish models (you cant tell it has a blemish) on sale at Nauticurl.com and sometimes on the Doomswell site too. The Neo is a bit more stable while the Nubstep is a bit more agile. I learned on a Neo and really loved how easy that board was to progress on.... Have since also went to a Soulcraft myself. Lots of good stuff out there, this is the time of year to buy!
Old     (Chaos)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-23-2018, 9:54 AM Reply   
Steve.

We have a very limited number of blemish boards available. In general a 4'4" to 4'6" would be the typical range for your riders, but since they are beginners cautioning on the side of 4'6 to 4'8" is the way to go. The sixer is a super easy board to ride, but does not hold an advance rider back. It is one of my biggest sellers and frequently copied designs.

http://chaossurfco.com/sale/

Nick
Old     (MystiikVLX)      Join Date: Jul 2014       01-23-2018, 2:28 PM Reply   
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Steve.

We have a very limited number of blemish boards available. In general a 4'4" to 4'6" would be the typical range for your riders, but since they are beginners cautioning on the side of 4'6 to 4'8" is the way to go. The sixer is a super easy board to ride, but does not hold an advance rider back. It is one of my biggest sellers and frequently copied designs.

http://chaossurfco.com/sale/

Nick
Thanks Nick. So sounds like the 4 6 would fit 95% of my guests.

Quick followup question. At what weight would you recommend moving to a 4' 8" board? I have some bigger relatives so just curious. I'm not sure if they will show up so just wondering for future thoughts.

do you take paypal?

Last edited by MystiikVLX; 01-23-2018 at 2:30 PM. Reason: forgot some information
Old     (dakota4ce)      Join Date: Oct 2015       01-23-2018, 4:29 PM Reply   
Chaos Sixer is a wonderful board and can rip when you’re ready, too.
Old     (Chaos)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-24-2018, 9:43 AM Reply   
Yes, we take paypal. For an inexperienced rider at the 215-220 range we would push them towards at 4'8. I have experienced riders in the 260lb range using 4'4' versions, but they have good wakes, know what they are doing and are comfortable with a smaller board. The draw backs of smaller boards are they are not as versatile for a wider range of wakes and not nearly as forgiving when stalled or drifted too far back out of the pocket.

Nick
Old     (TNwakeboarder86)      Join Date: Sep 2016       01-30-2018, 12:15 PM Reply   
Steve,

I will go with Nick advice. Coming from doing what the mold was here using phase 5, nick got me set up at chaos xxl, at 320 lbs, i can ride it and carve wit small wave, so when it comes to big waves its a blast, plus i can ride smaller boards too. I am not down to the 270 mark, and well once i hit my goal weight ill be going with Nick on a new board. I will say this, if you get a big board,your smaller friends will love it too. Everyone loves riding the big board to ride with partners or on shoulders. Plus its very very easy to learn on. One thing i learned is make sureto get the nose guard for those newbies!
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-12-2018, 10:03 AM Reply   
what do you guys think of a Byerly Buzz? im no surfer but rode this a few times from afriend and seems like anice board

Last edited by bill; 02-12-2018 at 10:09 AM.
Old     (Xbigpun66)      Join Date: Aug 2016       02-12-2018, 8:03 PM Reply   
We use the byerly buzz as our "boat board". I ride a soulcraft voodoo as my personal board. The byerly is not bad for a machine made board. Mostly surf style carving etc. Not that responsive but fairly easy to ride for beginners and affordable.
Old     (racer808)      Join Date: Jan 2013       02-13-2018, 10:24 AM Reply   
Check out Slingshot boards, not very expensive but deff on the cusp of might as well spend a hundred or two more to get what you want. Well made, they surf great are light & responsive. We have a Cobra Cat & a Butterbar. I prefer my Inland Surfer but I have a ton of fun on that Butterbar too.
Old     (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       02-13-2018, 1:45 PM Reply   
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We use the byerly buzz as our "boat board". I ride a soulcraft voodoo as my personal board. The byerly is not bad for a machine made board. Mostly surf style carving etc. Not that responsive but fairly easy to ride for beginners and affordable.
define (non)responsive whats its downside for X tricks you are trying?
Old     (Xbigpun66)      Join Date: Aug 2016       02-15-2018, 11:53 AM Reply   
What I mean by non responsive is that it cannot turn the way the soulcraft board can and cannot Ollie the same way.
Old     (MystiikVLX)      Join Date: Jul 2014       02-23-2018, 11:31 AM Reply   
Are the bamboo boards just more durable?
Old     (MystiikVLX)      Join Date: Jul 2014       03-03-2018, 11:08 AM Reply   
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Steve.

We have a very limited number of blemish boards available. In general a 4'4" to 4'6" would be the typical range for your riders, but since they are beginners cautioning on the side of 4'6 to 4'8" is the way to go. The sixer is a super easy board to ride, but does not hold an advance rider back. It is one of my biggest sellers and frequently copied designs.

http://chaossurfco.com/sale/

Nick
I got on board a little late so the blemish were sold out. I went ahead and put in an order for the 4'6" Sixer. thanks for the advice.

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