With everything you are saying, you should also consider the Ocean Rodeo Mako. I bought one a few months ago for exactly the kind of riding you're talking about. I also have a surfboard, but for sloppy days, the Mako is perfect. While it has a bi-directional shape, it has a totally surfy feel to it. I have not ridden a mutant, so I can not compare, but the feel of the Mako is somewhere between a twintip and a surfboard, way closer to the surfy side than the Jimmy Lewis. Feels great riding heelside/toeside like a surfboard, but also nice to be able to rest by riding heelside switch every once in a while. Very carvy - you can really lay into the turns. And yes, it's easy to boost and have all the aerial fun that you want. I debated about which size to get but have found plenty of surfy fun with the 140 while also having a good all-round board. The 150 or King would be even more surfy.OzBungy wrote:Most of us only get to ride crappy onshore slop so again and directional wave board is a bit of overkill.
My back leg gets tired from all that toeside riding.
Gybing is easy enough to do but it's more fun to slash a turn than dick around with swapping feet.
I don't jump so well off toeside so I miss out on a lot of aerial action when I ride my surfboard.
Take your back foot out of th strap and place it closer to the front foot and toes nearer the upwind rail. THis will even out your weight, lower the nose of you board and take the load off your back foot. Better upwind etc.OzBungy wrote: My back leg gets tired from all that toeside riding.
Swap your feet before you turn and you can slash the turn as fast and tight as you wantOzBungy wrote: Gybing is easy enough to do but it's more fun to slash a turn than dick around with swapping feet.
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