Fat-boy wave boards?

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by BDSincla » Sun, 04 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Watch ya big boys using in the surf? Got my credit card warmed up and phone in
hand  ready to order a custom wave board.  Anything I gotta try first?  Vital
stats:6'5"/220.
Preferred launch is sideshore/side off-shore with gusty winds, moderately long
schlogg to wind line over a shallow reef, and small(3-5') reasonably steep reef
break.  Considering the biggest Naish production waveboard, but not sure it's
big enough.
Thanks for the advice!
bs

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Karabasz » Mon, 05 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I'm 6'2" 250lb and the Mistral wave 263 is plenty for me I've used it with 6.2
wave sails this summer in NJ . and it even gets back up wind ( a big plus in
our conditions ) its loose and fun . i like the power box option because you
can run a bigger fin if you need it (another plus for us big guys)

By the way the shop I work at is closing out one for $799 brand new

Call Extreme Windsurfing
609 641 4445

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Jay Run » Tue, 06 Oct 1998 04:00:00

: Watch ya big boys using in the surf? Got my credit card warmed up and phone in
: hand  ready to order a custom wave board.  Anything I gotta try first?  Vital
: stats:6'5"/220.
: Preferred launch is sideshore/side off-shore with gusty winds, moderately long
: schlogg to wind line over a shallow reef, and small(3-5') reasonably steep reef
: break.  Considering the biggest Naish production waveboard, but not sure it's
: big enough.
: Thanks for the advice!
: bs

I am a relative pixie at only 200 pounds, but I have 3 friends that weigh
225 or more and sail waves.  They each got new big boards this year, all
custom built, and I want all of them for my own.

One is a Forsythe, trifin, built in the Gorge.
One is an ASD fat and wide Enduro, built in Burlingame CA.
One is a Haut, trifin, built in Santa Cruz CA.

Where are you? You might consider a custom, especially if you are close to
the West coast of the USA.  Good stuff happening out here.

Jay
employee of nobody.

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Brian Mckenz » Tue, 06 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I agree with these guys. Go Custom. My vote, call Rutger. I say that
cause thats the only one I've had experience with, but I would be more
than happy to have one of those fine boards the others have mentioned!

Going custom, you can get the shape and outline thats right for you.

Brian
------------------------
Brian Mckenzie
http://jollyroger.com/windsurf/
Triangle Boardsailing Club, Raleigh, NC

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Brian Mckenz » Tue, 06 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Oh yea, look at what I consider custom/production boards. Pro-Tech,
Seatrend are making some wide wave boards.

------------------------
Brian Mckenzie
http://jollyroger.com/windsurf/
Triangle Boardsailing Club, Raleigh, NC

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Jay Run » Wed, 07 Oct 1998 04:00:00

: I agree with these guys. Go Custom. My vote, call Rutger. I say that
: cause thats the only one I've had experience with, but I would be more
: than happy to have one of those fine boards the others have mentioned!

: Going custom, you can get the shape and outline thats right for you.

: Brian
: ------------------------
: Brian Mckenzie
: http://jollyroger.com/windsurf/
: Triangle Boardsailing Club, Raleigh, NC

A 230 pound friend of mine was told by Rutger that he could not get anything
bigger than the standard biggest Rutger board.  That board was judged to
be not big enough for his BIG wave board.
He went somewhere else for his custom board.

This was a while ago so maybe things have changed.

On the other hand, people under 200 lbs that I sail with all love their
Rutger boards, and rave a bunch.  Can't shut them up, hardly.

Jay

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by (Pete Cresswe » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00

BDSinclair Said  

Quote:

>Watch ya big boys using in the surf? Got my credit card warmed up and phone in
>hand  ready to order a custom wave board.  Anything I gotta try first?  Vital
>stats:6'5"/220.

I'm the same height/weight.  

My own bias would be to find a board builder that has a good rep AND is the same
size/shape/weight.    #220 and 5'6" doesn't count.

Dunno where to find one, but that's what I'd look for.
-----------------------
Pete Cresswell

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Brian Mckenz » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>A 230 pound friend of mine was told by Rutger that he could not get anything
>bigger than the standard biggest Rutger board.  That board was judged to
>be not big enough for his BIG wave board.
>He went somewhere else for his custom board.

Shame on him (Rutger)! I would've went elsewhere too. I only weigh 185
so they're working for me.

How about Bassett boards. From others stories, Mark is doing some
leading edge wide wave boards.

Brian
------------------------
Brian Mckenzie
http://jollyroger.com/windsurf/
Triangle Boardsailing Club, Raleigh, NC

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Jaime Torre » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> >A 230 pound friend of mine was told by Rutger that he could not get anything
> >bigger than the standard biggest Rutger board.  That board was judged to
> >be not big enough for his BIG wave board.
> >He went somewhere else for his custom board.

He should try Pro Techs  onshore wave boards.

Check them out at http://pro-techusa.com

jaime
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Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Roger Nightingal » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Other shapers to call are Nolte and Wind and Surf - both are east
coasters, so they should have some good boards for heavyweights.

Does anyone have any experience with the new Richie Buehn (Wind and
Surf) designs? Had one years ago (Before No-nose) and loved it.

Roger
(Skinny-boy)

Quote:


> >A 230 pound friend of mine was told by Rutger that he could not get anything
> >bigger than the standard biggest Rutger board.  That board was judged to
> >be not big enough for his BIG wave board.
> >He went somewhere else for his custom board.

> Shame on him (Rutger)! I would've went elsewhere too. I only weigh 185
> so they're working for me.

> How about Bassett boards. From others stories, Mark is doing some
> leading edge wide wave boards.

> Brian
> ------------------------
> Brian Mckenzie
> http://jollyroger.com/windsurf/
> Triangle Boardsailing Club, Raleigh, NC

--
Roger Nightingale
Duke University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by Weed F » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
Roger writes...

<<<Does anyone have any experience with the new Richie Buehn (Wind and
Surf) designs? Had one years ago (Before No-nose) and loved it.>>>

I have been using Wind&Surf wave boards
since 1986 (give or take a year) and love
them. This past winter I had Richie make
me an old design 8'10" winger pintail and
love it. I'm not an heavy weight 185 lbs. but
have friends who are and they smoke when
it's nukin.

You might want to call Steve Colby at
Sound Sailboards (508-771-3388) on Cape
Cod (Hyannis) he sells a lot of Wind$Surf's.
He is a heavy weight 230 lbs. (Don't tell
him I said that) and all he uses are Wind$
Surfs. He just had a new one made for him
and I believe it's around 9'.

Ed D.

 
 
 

Fat-boy wave boards?

Post by MMelarag » Wed, 21 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I took a new Fox 8'8" wave board out this past week in 13-15 knot winds. I
weigh 205lbs. and could slog through the lulls quite easily. Though I might
prefer a bit more volume.

My 8'10" Rutger needs at least 15 knots.