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  1. #1
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    Suggestions mid-range bodyboard

    Everyone,

    Quick question/request for suggestions on any solid mid-range bodyboards for use on the East Coast... mainly... Delaware to the Carolinas. I generally longboard/shortboard but have been bodyboarding some lately on an old beater too and having fun. The plan is to keep all 3 in my truck grab whatever looks the most fun for the conditions.

    I guess I am looking for mid-range bodyboard options that are pretty stiff and light.

    Appreciate any feedback in advance.

    -CR

  2. #2
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    = )

    I would say that you never go wrong with No. 6 bodyboards, they rip in all conditions BUT you can go to...

    www.eastcoastbodyboards.com

    or

    www.ebodyboarding.com


    and send a request for information. The owners of both sites are pretty chill people, so I am sure that you are going to get good information. Bob Baldwin owns East Coast Bodyboards and he's a sick EC bodyboarder.

    Have fun!!!!!!

  3. #3
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    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.

  4. #4
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    hey chris,

    the size of the bodyboard is one of the most important things in choosing a bodyboard - depending on your height/weight. Ebodyboarding.com has great customer service and they also have a size chart on their site. You can always give the owners a call, and they will pick you out a good board. Some of the local shops have knowledge about bodyboards and some do not - depending on where you are.

  5. #5
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    Thanks guys... I'll check it out and will make sure to dial it for my height / weight etc... appreciate the feedback.

    CYA in the water.

    CR

  6. #6
    Check out these boards, the only thing mid-range is the price.

    Empire Nano or NMD Element

  7. #7
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    like A 41" BZ... Bat tail.

  8. #8
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    In my opinion you get what you pay for the less expensive boards tend to flex and crease a little more and usually get pressure dents where your elbows rest. another thing you might consider is polypro or dow core depending where you surf. warm or cold waters would determine what material would work best. At first I preffered a board with some flex to avoid pearling when dropin into steep waves but a flat stiffer board will carry more speed and is easier to work the rails. Bz good boards all around..waverebels ahh not so good in my opinion light weight but will end up lookin like a banana......mike stewarts science boards ( my current jump off) wave magenet, stiff, flat, and easy to get slotted with!

  9. #9
    I have a Toobs Bomber @ 45.5 inches. I love the board, but I wish it was a little faster. It only has one stringer and I have yet to bend or crease it and I have been on, in and worked by some pretty sizable waves too.

    The board is getting up their in age and Im looking to replace it. I may go and get a custom board made by toobs cause I want one around 48 inches. I figure Ill just dupe most of the specs on the bomber and just increase the length and add two more stringers.

    Ive looked at No six boards and they do have some nice boards and radical colors too. But 90 pct of their boards are around 41 to 42 inches, which for me are way to small.
    I dont understand why they dont offer more size offerings on their boards. The blitzkrieg bludgeon has an awesome color scheme.

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by cap2nd View Post
    I have a Toobs Bomber @ 45.5 inches. I love the board, but I wish it was a little faster. It only has one stringer and I have yet to bend or crease it and I have been on, in and worked by some pretty sizable waves too.

    The board is getting up their in age and Im looking to replace it. I may go and get a custom board made by toobs cause I want one around 48 inches. I figure Ill just dupe most of the specs on the bomber and just increase the length and add two more stringers.

    Ive looked at No six boards and they do have some nice boards and radical colors too. But 90 pct of their boards are around 41 to 42 inches, which for me are way to small.
    I dont understand why they dont offer more size offerings on their boards. The blitzkrieg bludgeon has an awesome color scheme.
    How tall are you that a 45.5" board is too small 7-6" or more? 42"- 42.5" is pretty much standard for most riders. 45.5", 48" are typically used for guys that stand up boogie. What is your size & weight?