6-1 220 lbs. I also have a 42 inch Toobs SS and its no where near as fast as my bomber. I do stand up and prone, I think 48 or even 50 inches would be fine for me. Im not interested in doing tricks (for the present) .. i just want speed for big waves and holding power on steep faces.
I am also considering having a board made by Kenu of Hawaii. www.kenuhawaii.com
I would go custom if you know what you want. check this site out, al taylor designs(atd.com). This guy makes some great boards, my friend has one and he loves it. It will take a while to get to you but he works with you on every step in making it, keeping you updated through the whole process. I warn you, there a bit high on cost but overall if your in the sport for the long run, i def suggest you look into these guys
Originally Posted by cap2nd
Thanks, and I dont mind spending some bucks on quality craftmanship its well worth the investment. :)
Originally Posted by Mista Krabs
i too prefer a bigger board. i,m 5ft 8 and almost 200lbs. like a linebacker. just find it easier to catch waves with less effort whether it;s big or smaller waves. i ride a bz big bruddah 44"no standup for me just prone and dk and it works perfect on everything . chuck is right though 42.5 is avg . but it's personal preference. got mine from e bodyboarding. great selection and service
Easier to catch waves for sure, but much less maneuverable, esp in sizable surf. At 5' 8"/200 a 44" is a bit too long for you and think you'd be stoked if you downsized an inch or so on your next ride. I'd go for a 43 if you want a little extra real estate.
6'1"/220 go for a 43" or 43.5, 44 at most.
42 toobs ss is too small for you which is why its sluggish.
We've got heaps of boards in stock in this size range so if you have any questions or are interested in a new lid please don't hesitate to drop in on is any time!
I've got a 41.5" BZ Hubb that cost $116--oh, I just looked and eBodyboarding.com has it marked down to $100.95. It's fast and light and I'm having fun with it.