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    Question Do I have the right Bodyboard?

    Hi All- My GF and I are year round NJ bodyboarders, we have surfed in 5-10 foot swells.
    I have a Bitzer Wave Rebel Exit 98 Epoxy board 38".
    I am 5'5 105 lbs. Its a heavy board and I am not sure if it is the right size for me. I was out during Storm Noel and when the larger sets came through it seemed to be difficult to duck dive, or if I toss the board to wave dive, the board seems heavier than me and pulls be backwards! I am at an intermediate level working to an advanced.

    Is this somthing that I just need to get used to or should I look into a different style board?

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    I think you might what to get a board that is about 6' and fiberglass. Maybe get some skegs on it too.

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    That board is an ok size for you, you may even need a bit bigger of a board. It is something you just have to get used to. Duck diving may sound easy, but it is really hard to master. Justine Renzi is a good chic sponger who rides for BZ, she can help you out more than most guys can. Good luck!!

    And sqwigy, give respect to get it. That sort of attitude could get you beat down in a hostel environment. Some of the best waves with the heaviest barrels on the east coast are basically ran by bodyboarders, so you really should not disrespect them because they are different than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Db2k5 View Post

    And sqwigy, give respect to get it. That sort of attitude could get you beat down in a hostel environment. Some of the best waves with the heaviest barrels on the east coast are basically ran by bodyboarders, so you really should not disrespect them because they are different than you.
    Joking dude, I bodyboard myself.

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    sqwigy6 I should of known your where bustenballs. I'v been around long enough to know your a bbr. lol

    http://www.ebodyboarding.com/site/boogerpicker.htm
    Booger picker link

    http://http://www.ebodyboarding.com/site/tips.htm
    Tips link . everything from installing a leash and board repair to duck diving and trick tips.

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    Smile ebodyboarding

    Hey there- Yeah we love ebodyboarding, though they make everything look much easier than it really can be. One thing they showed was how to install a leash but not through an epoxy board. We almost ruined my board my drilling a hole in the board the way they suggested it. I had to go to a surfshop to get it fixed with aquaseal. I guess you can say I've had my issues with getting used the Bitzer from all angles They said if you drill the leash in the wrong way to an epoxy board you run the risk of getting water inside the board... ugh! So far I haven't sunk, so I am assuming they fixed it correctly!

    By the way what is the best leash to use with your boards?
    ( as you've said most surf shops can't help you with BB question)


    We appreciate your great feedback on this stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqwigy6 View Post
    Joking dude, I bodyboard myself.
    lol, Sorry man, no worries. I know there have been a few threads on here with people hating on BBrs so I figured it was just one more about to start!

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    Talking good bodyboard

    In general Wave Rebels are pretty cheap bodyboards. They are now coming out with the epoxy which is suposed to make you go alot faster, but it is more boyant. Since it is more boyant it floats better and is harder to duck dive. That's probably your duck diving problem. You said the board is 38" which is probably a desent size, but it may be to small. I am 5'9" and 140 lbs and I have a 41 1/2". Most people think that that inch or two doesn't matter, but it really does. I would look into a board andywhere form 41" to 39 1/2". I have looked at basically every board on the market right now because I just bought a new one and so did my brother and the best site is ebodyboarding.com. They have good prices and all the boards you can think of. You should look into buying an Elemenohpee. These boards are much lighter than most boards and you are guarenteed to get a good deal. I recently got the Mcfly and I love it. Everyone is jelous of me because it goes so fast. If you ride drop knee look at the BUD DK. That is one of the best drop knees on the market. Hope this can help. I know how long it takes to find a good board. If you have any more questions ask. Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo_robinson View Post
    . I recently got the Mcfly and I love it. .
    im so thinking about getting the mcfly but im stuck in between that and the
    cornerstone premiere by milqueblack so confuzzeled

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    Talking Buy it

    Ya, its a great board and I highly recamend it. If you are thinking of waiting for the new boards, don't. The 2008 Mcfly cost somewhere around $400. Thats crazy money. I would not pay that, so look at buying it. Tell me how you do.


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyp View Post
    im so thinking about getting the mcfly but im stuck in between that and the
    cornerstone premiere by milqueblack so confuzzeled