ragzilla wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:25 am
DO NOT listen to any advice on your board selection from anybody under 100kg.
I'm 128kg , 197cm, and I look like I eat little children.
I've had many problems over the years finding the right board that will suit my riding and my size.
I've tried most major brands.
Light wind boards are always too flat (no rocker)..... And are usually made lighter with far too much flex.
I've used a wide range of sizes, from 138x43 right up to 155x46 , and a 5'4" SB.
The wrong board will hold you back dramatically!!
I've had the SS misfits, and crisis, but they are far too sluggish under 130kg, and they're simply not designed for us big guys.
Very few boards really are!
Trust me on this........
You want to find the biggest & stiffest board possible!! Remembering that a small riders 'super stiff' is a heavy guys 'normal flex'
I'm currently on a TONA pop142.
The very first minute on this board and I realised that this is what a board should feel like.
Super stiff board, incredibly heavy duty, medium plus rocker.
They're heavier than most boards, but I find the weight actually smashes through most nasty choppy stuff.
My other boards would bounce and flex and loose all the momentum, but the Pop142 just pounds through it effortlessly.
Stoked with this board, and anybody around my size should have one in the quiver!
Also just bought the Tona 144flow, but it's super high rocker probably isn't suitable for you. I like the board, but it's only really in its element with find off in the butter flat lagoons when lit.
It's not a LW board, and DEFF not for anybody who isn't pushing a wake style agenda.
It's fun, but if I had to get one board for all rounder, I'd get another 142POP
As far as LW board goes..... Go get a directional with straps.
Find a cheap 155 to 160 TT if you want.... But they suck to ride.
Landings don't feel that nice..... They suck to load n pop, and they're simply just not designed for a 130kg rider.
You find me one company that uses a 130kg test rider in the R&D team???
It's taken me about 4 years to get the right board. But once you get the right tool for the job your riding will improve tenfold.