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07-10-2010, 09:21 PM
Any suggestions on what brand, size, model to get a 285lbs beginner up

07-10-2010, 09:29 PM
Any suggestions on what brand, size, model to get a 285lbs beginner up


12 foot log should work good :D

All kidding aside, the bigger the easiesr it will be.

07-12-2010, 01:28 PM
The bigger the better. I'm 6'2" and 205, I ride a 145 Murray and really like it.

07-12-2010, 01:44 PM
I am 6' 240lbs and I have a Hyperlite 145 State. It was great to learn on, but now I'm wondering if I could get more air if I get a smaller board.... anyway the 145's should work fine for you.

Cary K.
07-12-2010, 01:56 PM
[QUOTE=EarlyriserX9;693244]....now I'm wondering if I could get more air if I get a smaller board.... [/QUOT

You wont notice any difference in the amount of air you get, but you may notice that smaller boards (generally) land harder than the larger counterpart.

07-12-2010, 07:37 PM
I am 6' 240 and ride a 142. I love my board but wish it didn' have as much weight to it. I have ridden lots of smaller boards and landing is def. harder but swing weight is so much better. get a large board and learn on. then down size.

TX.X-30 fan
07-12-2010, 08:19 PM

Jus Kidding........

07-13-2010, 01:38 AM
My first board was a hyperlite state 141 and I weighed 330. I am 6'7 tall. After one season I then went to a state 145 but after two months went to a trip 146. I weigh 290 now. The trip for me is a better board. My buddy rides the state 145 and he swears by it. Same height but 253 lbs. Also the part that we struggled with was getting up. Till I watched a video of the "correct" way and since then we are able to board longer because our arms do not get that tired from getting up. Correct way is like getting up on two ski's both hands grip the same way. Incorrect to me is a over and under grip leading out with one leg puts a lot more strain on your arms and back.

07-30-2010, 03:32 PM
I picked up a Hyperlite Apex '08 (144cm) last year. Works so well and buddy grabbed the same setup. We grabbed the last two at Evogear, but perhaps you can find a used one on Ehell or elsewhere.

07-30-2010, 06:50 PM
check this website out.


i'm a beginner but already love the ginsu. got two other hyperlites but not as good for me. 6'2" 245.

07-30-2010, 06:57 PM
6'4" 260 here and ride a Company Recruit 143. Before that I had a CWB Absolute Platinum 141. Rode Hyperlite, Liquid Force, etc. CWB is the best for big guys IMO because the center spine really softens the landings, lessening the impact on the knees. They make the Faction in like a 146.

And WJPBrand, dude, learn the deepwater start with the board under you. Unbelievable how much it lessens the drag. Dont know how I ever did the other.

07-31-2010, 12:51 AM
73blue that was what I was referring to. The drag is so little as compared to the other ways. Able to board a lot more on a day now.