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The big boy is sweet!

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Tleeah    33

I was getting around and loosing the wave. I can't do it every time. It does best for me if I spin fast so I'll have some wave left. I want a skim board now.

I was reading on James Walker's site on "how to do a 360." He has some good tips and says that the monster fins should not be an issue for the 360. I will give the tips a try this weekend.

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Nikj    2

SO I picked up a barely used flyboy for cheap and compared to my big boy I like it so far

I have short legs and the big boy is such a stretch for me to ride on the sweet spot, I feel like I'm doing the splits all the time

A lil about me I'm 5'7" and 235 lbs

The flyboy is awesome but lacking a little buoyancy for me, and now when I go back to the big boy I feel like its sluggish comparably, possibly need a bigger wake then my Centurion LIghting

I need a Mid-boy I guess, a little more volume in the front of the fly boy and a shortened center point for a narrower stance

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Uh oh! Sounds like time for a custom board. Yesterday I was surfing along and got way way back, knew I was going to loose it. So I moved my back foot up on the front of the board and saved it. Lucky save. Both feet were on the front half of the board. I laughed all the way back to the sweet spot!

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surf moocher    127

Yes I tried it once but could not get all the way around on the 360. I'm struggling sticking the 360. As for the board without the large fins, it is all over the place for sure!!! Any suggestion on sticking the 360?

 

Try doing a 270 or 300, seriously, and then pump the board back into the sweet spot toward the boat. Don't be in too much of a hurry to get around, that seems to work best for me. And no, I don't land them all the time.

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Tleeah    33

Try doing a 270 or 300, seriously, and then pump the board back into the sweet spot toward the boat. Don't be in too much of a hurry to get around, that seems to work best for me. And no, I don't land them all the time.

Cool, thanks for the info. I think I have been trying to muscle my way around and loosing it (board will just stop) when the board goes sideways. I need to lean forward more.

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I want a skim board

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Tleeah    33

Which one are you looking at??

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P5 carbon and victoria. I can't decide

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enzo on LI    79

I love my P5 carbon but really interested in the Victoria boards after reading more about them. Just need to find a demo on one!

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I love my P5 carbon but really interested in the Victoria boards after reading more about them. Just need to find a demo on one!

I called them. They said turn around is 10-14 days. The way I understood the man was they are built to order. If I wanted it an inch wider or longer it would be no problem. Same time frame. That's why I think I'm going with them. I want a shorter wider board.

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Nikj    2

Looking to trade my big boy for a skim now that I have the regular flyboy

Looking for a 58 drew diamond

Any takers

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Looking to trade my big boy for a skim now that I have the regular flyboy

Looking for a 58 drew diamond

Any takers

. I ordered victoria Pcx xl yesterday. Long two weeks to wait. Hope someone will trade you up

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stoked    1,040

Looking to trade my big boy for a skim now that I have the regular flyboy

Looking for a 58 drew diamond

Any takers

 

If you still have it, would you be willing to sell it straight up?

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superdtf    66

I have a medium Drew Pro Carbon fiber. I never ride it.

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Nikj    2

Sorry slacked off and didn't check this forum

PM me if interested

I need at least a large skim to trade but would sell for a fair price

It's in great shape

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mattymids    2

so i just went out and bought a IS big boy flyboy, and so far it hasnt been that great for me. now im far from giving up on it but have been opting to use my existing skim board, the P5 trident which i really like.

 

i wanted to get a better surf style board and heard lots of good things about the big boy.

 

im about 6'1 240, and the wave is not an issue, we have an 08 enzo sv240 with switchblade and custom enzo sac.

 

i have been finding i dont have nearly as much push with the big boy that i do with my trident.

 

hopefully i will learn to love it, any suggestions or input would be appreciated

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Bigcatpt    394

Some really good advice in this thread about rear foot placement and pumping. But it could also be that you are too close to the upper end weight limit of the BBFB. Both boards claim they are good to 250#. I think the trident can handle 250# I don't think the BBFB can handle the 250# and still perform as a high performance board. .

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mattymids    2

Big cat, i think you are right, time to gear down on the beer drinking!

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surf moocher    127

Yep, it's good incentive to lose a few pounds. I had the same experience when starting with the BBFB, of course any new board takes some adjustment.

 

I'm guessing I have a similar wave to yours and I ride the BBFB when conditions are good and the wave is good (which is most of the time). I'm around 230, give or take 5 lbs and I can tell when I'm closer to 225 vs. 240. I also find that I like to push my toes a little closer to the toe edge which gives me better speed and control.

 

 

 

 

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so i just went out and bought a IS big boy flyboy, and so far it hasnt been that great for me. now im far from giving up on it but have been opting to use my existing skim board, the P5 trident which i really like.

 

i wanted to get a better surf style board and heard lots of good things about the big boy.

 

im about 6'1 240, and the wave is not an issue, we have an 08 enzo sv240 with switchblade and custom enzo sac.

 

i have been finding i dont have nearly as much push with the big boy that i do with my trident.

 

hopefully i will learn to love it, any suggestions or input would be appreciated

I'm 232lbs 6'1" today. I started at 245ish on the bbfb. The loss has helped me so much. I don't have to pump as much. The single biggest thing for me on the bbfb is after I'm in the pocket and cruising, when carving or moving back and forward my rear foot is always moving. Not so much the front but the rear. When I get too far back I can just move my rear foot way up

And right back In the pocket. Rear foot always moves.

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