bigjohn wrote:A new place for us big guys to discuss gear options and necessary equipment upgrades. I've found that people less than 210lbs (95kg) can't usually offer usable advice on gear because generally the weight differences make gear choices vastly different.
I'm 6'5" 260lbs. I would consider my current style a cross between freeride & wave.
I ride mostly strong wind gusty inland lakes in southern Alberta, Canada. (My local spots)
Kites - 2013 Ocean Rodeo Razors 12m, 9m, 7m
(I've found kites that sit deep in the window work well for my size and style)
Boards - 2010 Ocean Rodeo Mako King
2007 Best Ltd 144 x 44
Second hand custom Surfboard 6'3" x 22" x 2 3/4"
Harness - Ocean Rodeo Session 2.0 size XL
Hoping to spread the word about this new group forum for us heavyweights.
... hey big John, nice work and cool idea!
We're almost the same size I'm 6"4" and 265 pounds!!
You are so right in what gear works for us types, I'm sure there are others like us out there who would be interested in stuff like that,,,, well done for starting this!!!
My current favourite gear that stands up to me:
North Dyno 18m
North Rebel 14m, 12m, 9m and rarely used 7m
Airush Sector 66 and 60 (ultra low winds)
Airush Cypher 5'10" surf board (low to medium winds)
Cyclone 6' surfboard (high winds)
Boards Twin Tip:
Underground 144 x 46 cm twin tip (low - medium winds)
North Sky Pro 138 x 43 cm (high winds)
I used to do tricks (sort of) and jumps/kiteloops but getting too hard on my aging body, so getting into waves and chilled free riding is more my thing now, much better on the knees and ankles.
cheers for now, and spreading the word,