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    Not Wiley's boards but some random stand up boog footage...imagine it's be similar on the beaters, maybe a tad easier w/ the extra length...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    i'd like to see some vid footage of people riding these - don't see any on your site or on YouTube. can you provide some linkage?
    No video footage yet, just some pics. Just started make the cork top boards this month. I can add fcs plugs to the standard answer boards also. If your local to the ocean city md area, just give me a shout and id be happy to let you borrow one to demo. - Grab your Willey and Get Wet!

    www.willeysurfboards.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICAfiend View Post
    I've got one. Like everyone else said they're fun to mess around with on a small, mushy day. I sometimes ride it like a boogie board into some dumpy shore break or after drinking beer in the sun all day. If you're semi-serious about doing both look in to a used surfboard and a cheap boogie board. The beater board (I've got the 54" twin fin) is fairly short and if you're not decent at surfing it would be really, really hard to learn on it.
    I hear you, the beater is hard to learn on especially if your not a 100 lb. kid. Made the answer board wider, thicker, added a domed deck and shaped in a better channel through the tail. Definitely holds a better line but still a challenge without fins. Offer a 58" sized one too, easily floats 200 lb. www.willeysurfboards.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICAfiend View Post
    I've got one. Like everyone else said they're fun to mess around with on a small, mushy day. I sometimes ride it like a boogie board into some dumpy shore break or after drinking beer in the sun all day...The beater board (I've got the 54" twin fin) is fairly short and if you're not decent at surfing it would be really, really hard to learn on it.
    I was going to type a reply but NICA already did it for me. Fun on the dumpy, shorebreak, beer drinking days with all your dude and dudettes on the beach.

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    Oh yeah, if you're over say 190lbs don't plan on doing much stand up surfing on it unless the waves have some juice and you have your skills dialed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    i watched a kid on a twin-fin beater one day last summer having a blast but he was prolly 50 lbs lighter than me...so would an average size middle-aged joe like myself, at 5'9", 165 lbs, of average surfing ability, fair better on the 5'2" or the 5'8"?
    Honestly you would be fine getting into waves on both. Cant go wrong with more float especially if its for the small summer time stuff.

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    Thanks for all the imput guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerndwata View Post
    Anyone that says they "used to surf" never really did in the first place.
    By the end of August, everyone in New England used to surf up until a few months ago.

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    I think they're good they can take a good beating, make sure they have removable fins though and I'd suggest a tri incase you really wanna start to surf. A beater is hard to turn though

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    Ok. I have one (single fin Catch Surf Beater Board) and this is my review.
    Responsiveness: very. I like it for skating down little waves and such. Don't use the fins. If the wave is too big to ride w/o the fins use a real board. Reason being is that the fin(s) make it stiff and slow it down more than anything. I can also do shuv it's and 360s with no fin.
    Shape/use: weird subject, I know. The bottom channels help with holding power and speed, and the foam top is just SO much fun cuz it doesn't hurt if u botch a trick. Since they are small they are easy to turn, very skatey.
    Ok so that's all I've got... Really a simple board, good for the really little groms. Also, I talked to Catch Surf and they are doing pro models for the whole team. They're going to have new graphics and fin boxes that hold ANY futures or fcs fins. I like the whole thing... Don't know about y'all.
    Last edited by Southsidesurfer; Jan 19, 2014 at 05:45 PM.