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Old     (josharre2000)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-10-2009, 9:54 AM Reply   
Hi Folks,

Looking to get into surfing and hopefully you guys can help me narrow down the best board for me. I grew up surfing in the ocean and have gone out a few times with some buddies in the lake so I understand the fundamentals. I am 6'3 and about 215lbs. What would be the best board for my size?

Old     (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-10-2009, 10:30 AM Reply   
I weigh 220 and have been surfing for 25 years.
Old     (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-10-2009, 10:49 AM Reply   
but James according to everyone else what we're doing isn't surfing.

just kidding, you kill it. I'm sure even more so in the ocean
Old     (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-10-2009, 11:58 AM Reply   
I am 6' 2" 220 and am looking for a surf style board too,(sorry about the highjack) bought an Obrien Alias and its fun, but not really what i was expecting. Anbody have an extra board they want to sell or have any info on a good board.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-10-2009, 12:54 PM Reply

Get the 5.0 I've had small to big on it including me and my daughter at a combined 300lbs. Its fast, loose and fun. With the Future Fins you can get different fins and change the riding characteristics.
Old     (rbeckei)      Join Date: May 2007       07-10-2009, 1:11 PM Reply   
Josharre2000--- I am 285lbs and I use a Inland Blue. It is a fast board and loose. From beginners to advanced, light to heavy. Everyone that has surfed with us, uses the board and are happy with it.
Old     (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-10-2009, 1:26 PM Reply   
Thanks wardo,the waves have been really good up north lately,and then you have the lake where its always three to four at my lake,cant complain about that.that video you have on your profile is that one you did,that wave on the cover is crazy!!!!
Old     (donnieb)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-10-2009, 3:39 PM Reply   
I second the IS Blue board recommendation. It works well for people of all sizes (90 lbs to 240 lbs) behind my boat. One question to ask, though, is how big is your wake. If you're trying to surf behind a boat with a small wake, you might consider the IS Red Woody. It is a fun board too, and because it has more surface area it works well on small waves.
Old     (packrat)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-10-2009, 5:18 PM Reply   
As far as the IS Blue for bigger riders

I would assume that the quad fin and also larger fins would help for the bigger rider. Is that correct?
Old     (josharre2000)      Join Date: Jul 2008       07-10-2009, 7:21 PM Reply   
Thanks guys... I appreciate the info. our x-45 will be showing up ina couple of weeks and I am trying to get all geared up. I guess I should have mentioned what type of boat we will be playing behind.
Old     (easyed77)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-21-2009, 2:52 PM Reply   
I have both the comp X 5.0 and the IS Blue. Both boards will get the job done as long as your wake is right.

(Message edited by easyed77 on July 21, 2009)
Old     (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-21-2009, 3:08 PM Reply   
James- yeah that's my last video. (next one is going to blow it away)

The waves look like their going to be pretty sick this weekend, eh. I can't wait!!!
Old     (jdjjamesz)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-21-2009, 3:39 PM Reply   
yeah im going to get some waves tommorow and thursday and then I have to go do a photo shoot for the other part of the swell kind of bummed but its always three four behind the boat.
Old     (loudnproud)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-24-2009, 1:25 PM Reply   
Check out the Triple X Slasher 5' 0". We rode it at the TWC. A couple bigger guys got on it and had no trouble and really liked it. Triple X is a surf company so they make boards that really surf and the price is right too!
Old     (caskimmer)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-24-2009, 1:35 PM Reply   
stop spamming the forum T.J.


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