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  1. #1
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    Question Advise on Empire Boards

    Anyone have feedback on Empire Boards, specifically the OC PP 45" & Maxx 44"? Thanks
    Last edited by DJFresh; Feb 26, 2009 at 03:41 PM.

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    What are your size specs? That seems like a huge board!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Joyner View Post
    What are your size specs? That seems like a huge board!!!
    I am 6'1" and 230lbs, so I need a big board to float my lard a$$.

    I have been riding a Morey Big Kahuna 44" lately and am not liking it.
    I still have and like to ride an ancient, beat up Morey Mach 20XL 44" (from back in the early 90's).

    Although I have been riding for quite a while, my skills are far from expert. Just enjoy getting wet and catching whatever waves come my way.

    Looking to move up in performance, without breaking the bank. The Empire OC was in my price range ($160), but if I can get a much better board for $200, I would go for the extra $40.

    Thanks for responding Chris.

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    Big Guy Boards

    Hey man,

    I am about your size and have been pretty happy with the BZ Big Bruddah. It is forty five inches and has two stringers. For a big guy you want a board that has a polypropylene core and that has stringers inside. Go for the BZ--it is about $200.

    Pugnacious

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    I teeter on the 200lb edge, and I'm 6'1" so a normal 42" wasn't cutting it for me. So I did research on new, bigger boards, picked up a Mike Stewart MS5 - 44", Double Stringers, solid board. Shipped from Deep.com for $189 and got a free t-shirt. Now I float more, don't nose-dive like I used to, and it's much quicker than my old BZ. Check 'em out.

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    My first board was a BZ Big Bruddah then I lost a bit of weight and now switched to a Turbo IV 43. Turbo also makes a IV version in 45. The Big Bruddah has a bat tail and the Turbo a crescent. I would go for the Turbo IV PP 45 inch over the BZ.

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    DJ contact Bob Baldwin @ eastcoastbodyboards.com He carries the Empire & Turbo boards & is in LINY. He can take care of you for sure. Here is a link from his site on Empire

    http://atlanticbodyboards.com/bodybo...y-friesen.html

    Here is the link for Turbo from his site.

    http://atlanticbodyboards.com/bodybo...odyboards.html

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    Thanks for the plug Chuck.

    We've gotten great feedback on the Maxx, and being on the East Coast, PE is what I'd recommend to anyone riding year round in NJ. Moving up to the Maxx form the Big Kahuna will be a huge step up. If you want a stiffer board for warmer months or travel, the OC PP 45", the Turbo 44" or 45" IV (PP and FRC core) are great options as well. We have tons of other great boards in that range as well, including all the boards mentioned here and more. 1-3 days free shipping to anywhere on the East Coast (stock boards only) and lowest prices guaranteed.
    Check us out at http://www.atlanticbodyboards.com
    (formerly known as eastcoastbodyboards.com)