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
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Thread: Suggestions mid-range bodyboard
Oct 4, 2008, 03:42 PM #12Junior Member
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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!
Aug 26, 2009, 08:29 AM #16Junior Member
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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.