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#1 Nick

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:03 AM

Hey looking for some advice on my next wake surf board. I’m around 215 lbs, surfed all my younger life and have a couple of decent short boards but I really have to work them and am looking for an advanced surf style board that is super fast.

We recently brought out an actual 9 foot surf board and it was a lot of fun but couldn’t really do much with it other than cruise but I did not have to work so hard at all which was nice. It made me realize I need another board as I keep reading about people actually getting air that are around my weight. Is that possible?

Anybody have any real life suggestions. We wake surf at Lake Mead. Not sure if there are any places out here to demo boards. Looking for I think a longer faster board.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:12 AM

How often are you at Mead? I’ve been here about a year and have the silver metal flake and lime green F22. I have a Lib Tech Yaht Sea that would prob be great for you, they also have the Manna Tee which I haven’t ridden but is slightly bigger and more ocean style. I’m usually out on Thursday and Friday’s. PM me if you want to meet up, I have a few boards you can give a try before pulling the trigger on something

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:06 PM

I'm 230 and can easily surf on a 4ft8 neo. What boat do you have? If you cant make wave bigger than either try boards Kalen mentioned above or a light, fast surf style like soulcraft? I have a 2019 b52 23ft and wave big enough to let me play on some smaller boards even at my weight.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:16 PM

At $499 i’d jump on this 5’0” Nubstep deal all day if I where you!

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:29 PM

Oh wow. That looks like a sweet deal. Anybody actually ride one that can confirm?




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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:32 PM

We have a 2010 F23 Tomcat. Pretty good wave, just looking for something fast and not that expensive. Does such a think exist?


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:35 PM

I have 4’8” on order myself, never ridden one, but have only heard praise

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:16 PM

I thought some had said they like neo more than nubstep but not sure on that. I rode a buddies 4.8 neo and like it so I'm going to pull trigger on a 5ft I think. I haven't ridden soulcract but I'd like to.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 04:46 PM

I've heard if you like to break loose, Neo is the way to go (I'm in love with my shortie Neo).

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:38 AM

Neo is the best



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:40 AM

Dooswell Neo for the win

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:18 AM

Got the Neo and love it. Kalen thanks for the Doomswell website deal. Spoke to Matt and he is great. He hooked me up with Boulder Boats and they gave me the same price as on the website and then drove to our house we are renting and dropped off the board so we could take it out early the next day. Shout out to Matt at Doomswell and Boulder Boats!

Micah why only two fins?

Thanks again to everybody and their suggestions. Love this forum.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:31 AM

2 fins will give you a looser feel.

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:12 AM

Question for you neo guys...I'm 6'2 and 230. I have borrowed a buddies 4.8 neo and love it. Want my own and just not sure about size. The wave is so big that I have no problems riding that size and getting super close to riding out the 360 after spin complete (with some more time on that board I know I could get it). At my size, should I opt for the 5ft board or will I regret larger size if I'm trying to 360 and air off the wave?

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:05 AM

I recommend calling Matt or Brock from Doomswell. Matt talked me into a 4’8” but I’m 5’11” 215. I was going to get the 5’. Matt is very knowledgeable and great to work with. Their numbers are on the website. Good deals right now on blemished boards.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:08 AM

Ahhh ok. 2 fins for a looser feeling and 4 fins for more speed? You prefer 2 fins?

What speed do you guys surf at? We go 11 right now but thinking about going faster now that I have a good board so we can surf further behind the boat and hopefully pick up more speed to get the board out of the water.

Let me know.


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:17 AM

Give both fin setups a shot and see what you prefer. Speed is somewhat boat and ballast weight dependent, so may be diff for everyone. Generally a little faster will give you a longer wake. But try throwing some bodies up front as well, that should also help.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:52 AM

Got it and thanks again. One more question. Are the wake creators basically the same as a poor mans slapper?

Also does a GSA work better than a slapper. If you had to choose one which creates the better wake? GSA or Slapper?




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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:24 PM

Pandora's box right there man... lol... But my boat came with GSA, I converted to Slappers and never looked back! But others have had great luck from GSA that I was unable to achieve.

 

Yes the wake shapers that suction on are basically an inexpensive option.

 

They all have the same purpose though, delayed wave convergence.



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Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:31 PM

Sounds good. Thanks again. My poor man’s Slapper works well. Big difference.


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