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grooveleader
09-11-2013, 12:00 AM
I need some help. I am a pretty big guy, 6'4" and 250lbs. I surf behind a x55 but can't surf without the rope. I think I need a different board. Does anyone know a really good board for bigger guys??? Running out of weekends this season and would really like to find the right board!!

AlbertaSurfer
09-11-2013, 01:25 AM
As Traxx would advise you, talk to the boys at Doomswell. They can make you something custom for your needs. You could also try leaning forward. I've never seen you surf, but most people lean back. Try putting more weight on your front foot and leaning towards your boat more.

http://doomswell.com/

BMcD
09-11-2013, 02:17 AM
Hey Grooveleader,

We just built and delivered a board to a customer that is 5'10 400lbs... and he rips. He's nearly got his 360 dialed, I'm confident that we can build a board for you. If the custom route isn't right for you, our production "Xani" may work for you as well.

Feel free to shoot me a PM or email if you are interested in talking through a few options. If you let us know what you are riding now and have a quick pic of the wake you are throwing behind the x55 we should be able to really help you out.

You can check out models and vid at Day1 (http://www.day1wake.com)

Hope to hear back,
Bryce

Bryce McDonald
Co-founder, Day1 Wake
Bryce@day1wake.com

73blue
09-11-2013, 08:02 AM
I can vouch for the InlandSurfer Red Rocket. I'm 6'5" 300 and can easily go ropeless behind my 04 X-10

bjen
09-11-2013, 10:49 AM
Im about the same size as you with probably a much smaller or a least different wake and the phase 5 trident has worked out well for us this year.

Traxx822
09-11-2013, 11:56 AM
There are a few big boards out there I would recommend. I bought the Humanoid Flux for my beginners and bigger friends. Great board. I have no complaints. I don't ride it myself anymore but it gets used frequently by novice visitors.

Doomswell, Soulcraft, Day1 all of those guys can make you a sick board custom to you for around the same price as a huge gay Ronix or something. Broadcast crap or whathaveyou.

I'm ordering a sick Day1 custom right now. I love my Doomswell. Brock is a cool guy.

Also I know Inland Surfer just came out with a "big boy" for bigger riders. I'm not all that into Inland Surfer for me though. Not a fan of the construction.

With a custom board you can go smaller on the size because the shaper can make it thicker to hold the heavier rider.

Astepatatime
09-11-2013, 02:04 PM
Very similar setup to you. We've got an X55 also. I'm 6'3" and about 220 and I've had a friend who's 6'4 and 240 out with us.

We have an Inland Surfer Blue Lake. It's a big board and rated to go to 250+ Lot of buoyancy on it.

You may want to think about your wave also. Are you running stock ballasts? Are other rides, maybe sub 200lbs able to go ropeless?

We're still learning, but it's a lot about technique. So really 3 variables - wave size/shape, board, your technique.

Aric'sX15
09-11-2013, 02:09 PM
What board are you riding now?

grooveleader
09-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Thanks Bryce. I'll keep you in mind if I can't find a stock board that works!

grooveleader
09-11-2013, 04:03 PM
There are a few big boards out there I would recommend. I bought the Humanoid Flux for my beginners and bigger friends. Great board. I have no complaints. I don't ride it myself anymore but it gets used frequently by novice visitors.

Doomswell, Soulcraft, Day1 all of those guys can make you a sick board custom to you for around the same price as a huge gay Ronix or something. Broadcast crap or whathaveyou.

I'm ordering a sick Day1 custom right now. I love my Doomswell. Brock is a cool guy.

Also I know Inland Surfer just came out with a "big boy" for bigger riders. I'm not all that into Inland Surfer for me though. Not a fan of the construction.

With a custom board you can go smaller on the size because the shaper can make it thicker to hold the heavier rider.

Good info! You have me leaning towards custom... thx.

grooveleader
09-11-2013, 04:07 PM
I'm riding (not successfully) the CWB Benz - 4'8". I can ride the wake holding the rope easily, but it's impossible for me to stay on top the water and find the sweet spot in the wake. Super frustrating.

bturner2
09-11-2013, 04:43 PM
That board design is way to small. Red Woody or one of the big rider Phase Five boards is the way to go. Spend the money and do some riding. The sensation you get the first time you go without the rope is worth the price of the board on the first ride.

The only beef I have with the custom boards is they tend to be fragile. The Red Woody is not as tough as your CWB but it will be tougher than a hand laid fiberglass board.

marcothompson
09-11-2013, 07:42 PM
I am 250 lbs, and I surf 3 times a week.
I have taught over 500 people successfully to wakesurf. 100% have dropped the rope.
http://www.surfthirty.com/ - check out the video tab for lots of first timers...
You do NOT need a custom board yet, first get up on a factory board, and get some fun...
Here are some widely available boards that WILL work for you:
- Liquid Force Noserider - http://bit.ly/1e3Kvj4
You need the 5'6" board - $550 list, $399 or better online
- Hyperlite Landlock 5'11" - http://bit.ly/15Srvlm -
$335 list, $239 or better online

BrooksfamX2
09-11-2013, 10:13 PM
I'm riding (not successfully) the CWB Benz - 4'8". I can ride the wake holding the rope easily, but it's impossible for me to stay on top the water and find the sweet spot in the wake. Super frustrating.

My SIL is 6'3" ~275 and rides the CWB Ride. Its our starter/beginner board and all have been able to ride it.

http://www.ambushboardco.com/wakesurfers/cwb-2014-ride-wakesurfer-63.htm?origin=product-search&utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=comparsionshopping&aff=5116&gclid=CL-Zlv_WxLkCFUQ6QgodTEYAAQ

Traxx822
09-11-2013, 10:39 PM
5'8" and 6'3" :eek: ..... my ocean board is 5'10". That seems a little longer than needed. Nothing wrong with going custom. Go 2.5" rocker on a 4'8" board that's thick for weight and you will have no trouble surfing. And have no need to upgrade. Spend about the same price too.

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grooveleader
09-11-2013, 10:40 PM
good info and advice. Much appreciated!

grooveleader
09-11-2013, 10:49 PM
I am 250 lbs, and I surf 3 times a week.
I have taught over 500 people successfully to wakesurf. 100% have dropped the rope.
http://www.surfthirty.com/ - check out the video tab for lots of first timers...
You do NOT need a custom board yet, first get up on a factory board, and get some fun...
Here are some widely available boards that WILL work for you:
- Liquid Force Noserider - http://bit.ly/1e3Kvj4
You need the 5'6" board - $550 list, $399 or better online
- Hyperlite Landlock 5'11" - http://bit.ly/15Srvlm -
$335 list, $239 or better online

Great videos! Thanks for referring me to your site...

bhanson
09-12-2013, 12:27 PM
x2 on a bigger board, x2 on buying a used production board until you improve, THEN buying a custom board tailored to your style and abilities. As someone said above, the highend/custom boards are very fragile, and not something you want to deal with while learning.

Couple ideas: We keep a 5'6" Grindwater Mauka on the boat for beginners (and ballast boys wanting a break from the beer), and previously had a similar Hyperlite Broadcast that was bulletproof. FWIW, we bought the Grindwater NEW for $230 from local shop (closeout model).